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
  • Sep 19 - Sep 20 Georgia Grazing School UGA Extension will host an Advanced Grazing School on Sept. 19 and 20 in Athens, GA. This two-day workshop will focus on low-cost fencing options, portable watering systems, soil health measures, nutrient cycling in pastures, and soil, root, and microbe interactions. Training will take place in both classroom and field settings. Multiple classroom lectures addressing soil health and grazing management will be combined with pasture exhibitions. Demonstrations of fencing and watering options will highlight valuable management practices for livestock producers. Athens, GA - (104.0 Miles)
  • Sep 22 - Sep 25 SAFE Certified Coaches Training SAFE Certified Coaches Training Eatonton, GA - (62.0 Miles)
  • Sep 23 Farm & Family Day 2017 Take a break from the hustle and bustle to come and spend a day in beautiful Twiggs County, GA! There will be Food, Fun, Farms, & Family at our event that will feature farm tours, giveaways, food vendors, and free live performances! You can find out more information about this event at our Facebook event page listed below. To go on a farm tour REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register please call our office to register for a farm tour spot. Jeffersonville, GA - (17.0 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, rish 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 healf 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 reesearch-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.