The Stephens County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education.

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Extension Publications

    • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987)
    • Published 5/23/2016
    • This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
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    • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943)
    • Published 5/25/2016
    • The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
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    • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931)
    • Published 6/22/2016
    • Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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Upcoming Events

    • Sep 1 - Sep 2
    • Bee Keeping - For All Levels
    • 6:30 PM | Comer, GA
    • This is a two-day training which will provide an overview of current issues in beekeeping which will benefit all levels of expertise as well as provide a basic overview of what is required for beekeeping along with a hands-on farm visit to provide beginners and those interested in beekeeping some real beekeeping experiences.
    • Sep 6
    • Grass Master Forage Program part 1 (172.0 miles)
    • 6:00 PM | Alma, GA
    • This is a seven part series that will provide information on forage selection, grazing strategies, fertilization,hay production and NRCS programs. Cost will be $25 per person for the entire series. Participants that complete five of the seven nights will receive certification of completion. Registration is required. Spaces are limited. Pesticide Certification credit hour will be offered in Private, Cat 21 and Cat. 22 Part 1, Sept. 6; Part 2, Sept 13; Part 3, Sept. 20; part 4, Sept.27; part 5, Oct. 4; part 6, Oct. 11, part 7, Oct. 18.
    • Sep 6
    • Georgia Master Cattleman Class (150.0 miles)
    • 6:30 PM | LaGrange, GA
    • Do you want to become a Georgia Master Cattleman? This eight week program is presented by the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and begins September 6 and runs through October 25 for a total of eight classes meeting on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Topics will include forages, nutrition, facilities, external parasites, diseases, reproduction, genetics and more. The last meeting will feature a steak dinner. It is also a good opportunity for people who may be considering getting into the cattle business in the future and will bring producers up to date on a variety of topics concerning the beef industry. This program is only offered every two years the location rotates around the 39 county Northwest District.