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
  • Mar 5 - Mar 19 Right Bite Diabetes Cooking School Learn to prepare delicious meals and snacks to control or prevent diabetes and other diseases. During our three exciting lessons you will learn: -to choose healthier food at the store -prepare recipes lower in fat, cholesterol, sugar, and sodium -portion control. Registration fee $20. Forsyth, GA - (54.0 Miles)
  • Mar 17 - Mar 18 Sporting Clays Invitational Sporting Clays Invitational Eatonton, GA - (62.0 Miles)
  • Mar 17 Spring Cleaning with Green Cleaning (Monroe County Library) Why healthy? Why green? People spend an average of 90% of their time indoors. The levels of organic pollutants are higher indoors. These pollutants can trigger health problems. Come learn about these organic pollutants and how to reduce them. Included in the class will be how to make home cleaners that don't pollute indoor air and can help you save money! There will be two programs at the Monroe County Library on March 17th from 1:00 to 2:30 and April 10th from 5:30 to 7:00pm. Forsyth, GA - (54.0 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.
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.