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Extension News


  • Brassicas in Beds
  • Published 12/1/2016 by Norman Winter
  • Flowering kale, cabbage and collards can add wow factor to flower beds.
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  • Fire Crew Help
  • Published 12/1/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • When U.S. Forest Service fire crews arrived in Rabun County, Georgia 4-H was ready to help.
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  • Ag Forecast 2017
  • Published 11/30/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • UGA's Ag Forecast heads to Macon, Marietta, Carrollton, Tifton, Bainbridge, Lyons, Waynesboro and Athens in January 2017
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  • Watering Tips
  • Published 11/29/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
  • Follow UGA, green industry tips to conserve water in your landscape.
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  • Leaf Spot Disease
  • Published 11/28/2016 by Kyle Dawson
  • Susceptible varieties, weakening fungicide treatments contribute to increased leaf spot disease pressure.
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Upcoming Events


  • Dec 7
  • 8:30 AM | Dahlonega, GA
  • One day workshop. Participants will learn about a broad range of horticultural topics relating to wine grape vine management such as, new vine care, canopy management, pruning practices, and vine balance. Featured speakers are David Lockwood from UT, Joseph Geller from Surry Community College, Tony Wolf from NCSU, and Dr. Terry Bates from Cornel University.
  • Dec 8-Dec 9
  • Collaborate
  • Update for Northeast 4-H Agents, Associates, and Program Assistants.
  • Dec 8
  • 9:00 AM | Ellijay, GA
  • The Food Talk class is actually taught in six sessions. Learn how to cook healthy on a budget, the importance of fruits and vegetables, and about preventing foodborne illness. A healthy recipe will be prepared for tasting and a gift will be given away at each class. Contact Becca Pritchett for more information and to pre-register for classes/sessions.
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