**The Webster County Extension Office will be closed Monday, December 26, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017**
Webster County is home to 2,800 people, making it the third smallest in Georgia. Agriculture is the top industry in the county, occupied 54,664 acres, and generated over $27 million in total farm gate value in 2014 through diverse row crops, forages, and livestock. The farmers in Webster County utilize cutting-edge technology such as grid soil sampling, sending off more soil samples in the past year than Webster County has population.
Webster County 4-H has a spot reserved for youth 9 – 19 years old. Through programs such as project achievement, in-school programming, and summer camp, Webster County 4-H’ers acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing citizens.
Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.
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- Jan 10-Feb 28
- Journeyman Farmer Training-Small Ruminant Production (68.0 miles)
- 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.
- Jan 24
- Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program for Beginning Farmers- Step 2 (42.0 miles)
- 9:00 AM | Albany, GA
- UGA Extension is launching the Journeyman Farmer program that provides a comprehensive training for beginning farmers. The program includes a three step training:Step 1 - Small Farm Business Planning / Step 2 - Vegetable Production / Step 3 - Hands-on Production Sign Up Now for Step 2 – Vegetable Production! Spaces are limited. The program is free, but registration is required. TO REGISTER: Contact Dougherty County Extension Office (229) 436-7216 More Information at: www.SustainAgGA.org 4-Day training with lunches provided. WHEN: Tues., Jan. 17, 9am – 3pm Thurs., Jan. 19, 9am – 3pm Tues., Jan. 24, 9am – 3pm Thurs., Jan 26, 9am – 3pm
- Jan 25-Jan 26
- Manager ServSafe Training (14.0 miles)
- 8:30 AM | Americus, GA
- You can improve your food safety and sanitation skills through a nationally recognized food safety sanitation course. The class is 16 hours by a Certified ServSafe Trainer of UGA Family and Consumer Sciences, Mitzi Parker. This course meets the new GA Food Code requirements and is certified through the National Restaurant Association and includes the course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instruction, and refreshments. Successful completion of the exam provides certification. The class fee of $140.00 includes course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instructions, and refreshments. Lunch is on your own.
- Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016)
- Published 12/21/2016
- Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
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- Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987)
- Published 9/19/2016
- 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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