UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Upcoming Events
Feb 11 - Feb 23 Journeymen Farmer Certificate Program Carrollton, GA - (47.0 miles) UGA Extension in Carroll and Paulding Counties are hosting the Journeymen Farmer program that provides a comprehensive training for beginning farmers. The program requires a three-step training and focuses on production of small ruminants. The first two steps will take place over the course of three days. The third step will take place over the spring/summer. The program will be $75 per person. Registration deadline is February 4. To register for this program or for more information, please call the Carroll County Extension office at 770-836-8546.
Feb 23 Pruning Tips for Homeowners Workshop Newnan, GA - (33.0 miles) Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer are offering a presentation on the reasons why, when and how to prune common shrubs and bushes in your yard. Come learn the basics and have opportunity to ask questions about your plants. This will conducted on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10:00 am at the Coweta County Extension Office.
Feb 25 Tree Cleanup and Chainsaw Safety Columbus, GA - (82.0 miles) Training for disaster recovery tree cleanup safety covering OSHA regulations, insect bites and stings, electrical/electrocution hazards, hand and power tools, slips, trips, and falls, and other related topics (personal protective equipment (PPE), equipment inspection, safe carry, and safe start). ISA credits available. Register online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxmjEYCE1q_snhuLLxJWSVZqtxLmCCb3mhkmv1faYqneLqBA/viewform or call 706-653-4200. Free; advanced registration required
Feb 25 Lunch & Learn: Lawn Care 101 Forsyth, GA - (41.0 miles) Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! With Spring just right around the corner your lawn is about to kick it into high gear and come out of dormancy! Get ahead of the game and prepare yourself for a successful growing season by learning lawn care management strategies from Caitlin Jackson, UGA Extension Monroe County ANR Agent.
Feb 26 Conifers of the South Fayetteville, GA - (10.0 miles) Conifers are beautiful evergreen trees with needle-like foliage that are often overlooked in our landscapes. Come learn about these landscape gems from Dr. John Ruter, UGA Professor and Trial Gardens Director. To register please call our office at 770-305-5412 or email us at uge2113@uga.edu.
Feb 26 Marketing Your Beef Locally - Finishing Beef on Grass and Forage Calhoun, GA - (77.0 miles) A growing demand for "grass finished" beef has been documented. It's particularly characteristic of consumers most interested in "local food." What does it take to produce a reliable meat product without feeding any grain? Erin Forte, ANR Agent, Macon County, will describe the characteristics of various forages and how they can be best utilized to meet the challenge of finishing beef on grass and forage.
Feb 28 Mastitis and Milk Quality Workshop, Spring 2019 Madison, GA - (51.0 miles) A Spring workshop on Mastitis and Milk Quality will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019. The workshop will begin at 11:00 am and conclude with a question and answer session beginning at 2:00 pm. Best Milking Practices, Mastitis treatment, and animal diet will be presented by UGA CAES Animal and Dairy Science Department and the College of Vet Medicine specialists. The workshop and lunch is a joint program of Morgan and Greene County Extension Offices is sponsored by GA Milk Producers, Inc.
Feb 28 Seed Starting Jeffersonville, GA - (81.0 miles) Learn how to start growing your own crops for spring planting. FREE seed trays!
Feb 28 “Native Plants of Georgia” Decatur, GA - (16.0 miles) Want to know what is best grown in Georgia. Come learn about Native plants and trees of Georgia.
Mar 4 “Care of Ornamental Plants in the Landscape” Decatur, GA - (16.0 miles) Learn about the proper care for your ornamental trees and shrubs. Plants that hold well up in our climate.
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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.
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