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Bleckley County Ag Blog-Cole Moon
  • 2019 Northeast Georgia Beef Cattle Short Course Posted by Cole Moon on Jan 11, 2019  
  • 2019 Georgia Ag Forecast in Macon Posted by Cole Moon on Jan 11, 2019 Please let me know if you would like to attend the event in Macon on January 22. The following link will take you to the registration page: events.attend.com/f/1383787156      
  • First Look at the 2018 Farm Bill for Row Crops Posted by Cole Moon on Dec 19, 2018 It looks like we will finally get a new farm bill if the President signs it like he is expected to. I know a lot of you will be interested to see what changes there will be. Here is some information about the bill from UGA Agricultural and Applied Economics, Yangxuan...
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Upcoming Events
  • Jan 22 ServSafe® Employee Food Safety Training One day food safety class for food service employees. Please note that this class does not meet the certification requirements for food service managers in Georgia. Waynesboro, GA - (89.0 Miles)
  • Jan 22 Walk A Weigh Research based lessons for weight loss and chronic disease prevention, offered by UGA Extension for all UGA employees Learn how to change your eating and physical activity habits to lose weight Class schedule – January 22 – April 16 (No class March 12) North campus: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, with optional walk till 1 pm, Training and Development Building REGISTRATION is required for this FREE program. Go to hr.uga.edu/training and follow the link to register! The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran, Disability Institution. If you are an individual with a disability who may require assistance or accommodation in order to participate in or receive the benefit of a service, program, or activity of UGA, or if you desire more information, please contact us. Athens, GA - (105.0 Miles)
  • Jan 22 Walk A Weigh Research based lessons for weight loss and chronic disease prevention, offered by UGA Extension for all UGA employees. Learn how to change your eating and physical activity habits to lose weight. Class schedule – January 22 – April 16 (No class March 12) South Campus, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, with optional walk till 6 pm, Hoke Smith Building, Room 226 REGISTRATION is required for this FREE program. Go to hr.uga.edu/training and follow the link to register! The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran, Disability Institution. If you are an individual with a disability who may require assistance or accommodation in order to participate in or receive the benefit of a service, program, or activity of UGA, or if you desire more information, please contact us. Athens, GA - (105.0 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.