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Extension News


  • Tropical Autumn Shrub
  • Published 9/29/2016 by Norman Winter
  • Hailing from the tropics, croton is a shrub that works well with fall d├ęcor.
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  • National 4-H Week
  • Published 9/29/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
  • State's largest youth development organization is in the spotlight Oct. 2-8.
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  • Peanut Maturity Testing
  • Published 9/28/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • As summer turns to fall, UGA Extension agents counsel farmers on when to dig their peanuts.
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  • Service Learning
  • Published 9/28/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
  • High school students learn about college and high-tech science with UGA students.
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  • Grape Harvest
  • Published 9/27/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • Georgia's growing wine and vineyard industry is staking its claim on the state's terroir.
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Upcoming Events


  • Oct 3
  • 10:00 AM | Cumming, GA
  • Food Preservation Series - Boiling Water Canning - Class #1 An introduction to food preservation and learn how to can crushed tomatoes using the boiling water method. Put it Up is a series of hands on lessons that allow participants to explore and understand the science of safe food preservation.
  • Oct 4
  • 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.
  • Oct 4
  • 6:00 PM | Alma, GA
  • This is a seven part series that will provide information on forage selection, grazing strategies, fertilization and hay production. Cost will be $25 per person for the entire series. Participants that complete five of the seven nights will receive a certificate of completion. Registration is required. You will receive One hour pesticide recertification credit. This program begins September 6, 2016 and will meet September 6, 13, 20, 27 and October 6, 13,and 18th, 2016
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