UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Bleckley County ANR Happenings for Fall 2017

  • Aug 17   Fertility & Whitefly Shade Tree Meeting- Dr. Glen Harris, Specialist, guest speaker
  • Sept 15   Cotton Defoliation - Southeast District Agronomist Mark Freeman, guest  speaker
  • Aug-Sept  Peanut Maturity - as needed - Please call the office to schedule a time

 


Other Upcoming Events
  • Nov 20 - Nov 21 ServSafe Manager Certification Training UGA Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Successful completion of the national exam provides certification. Certification is valid for 5 years from date of exam. The training fee of $140.00 includes current edition book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instruction, and refreshments. Lunch is on your own. Registration deadline is November 16, 2017. The training will be held in the Pike County Extension office. Registered participants will be notified if training location is moved. Zebulon, GA - (74.0 Miles)
  • Nov 20 Commercial Pesticide Applicators Safety and Exam Review This course offers a review of material in the General Standards and Category 24 Pesticide Applicators Test. Topics covered will include guidelines for acquiring and maintaining a pesticide license, personal and environmental safety, ornamental insect and disease ID, and turfgrass insect and disease ID. Pesticide certification tests will not be offered as a part of this course. Participants who are already licensed applicators are eligible for ISA and Cat. 24 CEUs. Columbus, GA - (97.0 Miles)
  • Nov 28 - Nov 29 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam UGA Tift County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. The training is from 8:30am - 5:00pm, both days. $140.00 Tifton, GA - (68.0 Miles)
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Below are some of UGA Extension's most broadly useful resources for those involved in agriculture on the farm, in schools, and around the home.

Production Agriculture:
 
Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
 
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
 
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
 
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
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Home & Garden:
 
Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
 
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
 
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
 
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Schools:
Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.