The Butts County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education.
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Mar 1 - Mar 23 Cobb 4-H Plant Pre-Sale Add color to your yards while attracting pollinators by purchasing plants from the Cobb 4-H Plant Sale! Plants for sale this year include blueberries, blackberries, camellias, oak leaf hydrangea, azaleas, gardenias, and more! All proceeds go to support 4-H youth programming, camp scholarships, and professional development. The deadline to pre-order plants is Friday March 22nd. Plant Sale pick up day will be Saturday April 6th from 9:00am-1:00pm at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. Plant Sale brochure can be found on the Cobb County Extension website. Marietta, GA - (53.0 Miles)
Mar 18 Increasing Yield and Profitability in Peanut and Cotton Production Through Irrigation Efficiency Workshop This educational opportunity is free to attend and a networking lunch is provided. An agenda will be uploaded at a later time. What you can expect to learn: 1. Utilization of irrigation scheduling solutions such as UGA Checkbook, SmartIrrigation Cotton App, and IrrgatorPro to gain in-depth knowledge on using these methods. 2. Investment analysis to illustrate the capital costs associated with adopting these tools and projected return on investment, annual operating costs of equipment, and associated management expenses. 3. Georgia’s Climate: A look back at 2018 and an outlook for 2019 and beyond. 4. State agricultural water permitting and water planning from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division Field demonstration and guided strategic planning will take place so producers can leave the workshop ready to implement the education they receive. Tifton, GA - (129.0 Miles)
Mar 18 - Mar 19 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice 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. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details. Waynesboro, GA - (116.0 Miles)
El Nino Impact link Wet winter could lead to delayed plantings for some farmers this spring.
Forage Management link Lisa Baxter is UGA Extension's newest forage agronomist, based on the UGA Tifton campus.
Adult Volunteers link Georgia 4-H camps for military kids need adult helpers.