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Upcoming Events

  • Jan 24
  • 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
  • 6:00 PM | Jeffersonville, GA
  • Learn how to grow oyster mushrooms from Sam Landes, a Mushroom Club of Georgia staff member. This will be a fun hands-on class where you will take home your own mushroom kit! All supplies included. Cost is $6, cash or checks made out to Twiggs Extension are accepted. Registration is required by calling our office at 478-945-3391.
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Extension News

    • Fake Flowers
    • Published 1/19/2017 by Norman Winter
    • Primulas provide 12 to 14 weeks of unimaginable color that can't be matched.
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    • Piggy Bank Contest
    • Published 1/19/2017 by Casey Chastain
    • UGA Extension helping to train a new generation of savers through DIY piggy bank contest.
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    • Winter Pruning
    • Published 1/19/2017 by Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon
    • Camelias, crape myrtles and tea olives all benefit from winter pruning.
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Extension Publications

  • 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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