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  • Flavor of Georgia 2017
  • Published 2/22/2017 by Merritt Melancon
  • Entrepreneurs from all corners of the state selected to compete in the University of Georgia's Flavor of Georgia contest.
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  • Watermelon Crop
  • Published 2/21/2017 by Clint Thompson
  • An estimated 20,000 acres of watermelons are produced every year in Georgia.
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  • Container herbs
  • Published 2/16/2017 by Norman Winter
  • Herbs can provide flavor to dishes and color, texture to container gardens.
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  • Arbor Day
  • Published 2/16/2017 by Merritt Melancon
  • For Georgians looking to plant trees the time is now; Georgia's Arbor Day is on Feb. 17
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  • Healthy Trees
  • Published 2/16/2017 by Merritt Melancon
  • Common lawn herbicides can cause lasting damage to landscape trees if not used carefully.
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Upcoming Events


  • Jan 10-Feb 28
  • 6:00 PM | Carrollton, GA
  • The Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program is a comprehensive training program for beginning and small farmers provided by UGA Cooperative Extension. This program is the second in the series and will address: Part 2- Small Ruminants Production Course ***Parts one through three must be completed in order and all parts of the program must be completed to obtain certification. Small Ruminant Production is a six week training developed by Fort Valley State University in partnership with UGA Extension. Topics include: goat and sheep breeds and selection, nutrition and body scoring, pasture management, predator control, health and diseases, reproduction and kidding/lambing, integrated parasite management, as well as meats and marketing. The training includes a session with live animals to practice body condition scoring, hoof trimming and checking for internal parasites.
  • Feb 23
  • 8:00 AM | Acworth, GA
  • This program is intended for horticulture industry professionals as well as advanced home gardeners. Fee includes networking lunch with local vendors on display. • 3 Hours Pesticide Recertification Credit for Category 24 Ornamental & Turf • 2 Hours Pesticide Recertification Credit for Category 31, Public Health • 1 Hour Pesticide Recertification Credit for Private Applicators and Category 23, Forestry. • 5 CEUs for ISA Arborist (A) and Municipal (M)
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