UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Upcoming Events
Nov 15 Growing Backyard Fruit Trees Jeffersonville, GA - (81.0 miles) Learn how to grow apples, pears, plums, peaches, and pomegranates. Pest control, pruning, fertilization, maintenance and more will be discussed to maximize your backyard fruit production.
Nov 19 Succulents Fayetteville, GA - (10.0 miles) More and more people have become fascinated with succulents and their many uses in design projects, ornamental plantings and landscaping. Succulents are considered to be drought tolerant plants with fleshy leaves, stems, or roots for storing water. These unique looking plants can be easy to grow if you have the right conditions. Come learn about the different types of succulents from Amanda Tedrow, Athens-Clarke County Extension Agent. COST: $5.00 for a small succulent to take home.
Dec 6 Holiday Floral Design Class Forsyth, GA - (41.0 miles) Learn the basics of floral design and create your own festive holiday arrangement to decorate your home!
Dec 10 Farm to Fork 4-H Garden Club Jonesboro, GA Please Join us for the Clayton County 4-H “Farm to Fork Garden Club” where we will: *Introduce what to plant during the fall season *Track the travels of everyday plant *Learn what herbs look like and there benefit from Master Gardeners *Students will visit Callaway Gardens *Students will learn life skills of cooperation and process skills of acquiring, processing and interpreting data & analyzing investigations
Jan 14, 2019 Farm to Fork 4-H Garden Club Jonesboro, GA Please Join us for the Clayton County 4-H “Farm to Fork Garden Club” where we will: *Introduce what to plant during the fall season *Track the travels of everyday plant *Learn what herbs look like and there benefit from Master Gardeners *Students will visit Callaway Gardens *Students will learn life skills of cooperation and process skills of acquiring, processing and interpreting data & analyzing investigations
Feb 11, 2019 Farm to Fork 4-H Garden Club Jonesboro, GA Please Join us for the Clayton County 4-H “Farm to Fork Garden Club” where we will: *Introduce what to plant during the fall season *Track the travels of everyday plant *Learn what herbs look like and there benefit from Master Gardeners *Students will visit Callaway Gardens *Students will learn life skills of cooperation and process skills of acquiring, processing and interpreting data & analyzing investigations
Apr 8, 2019 Farm to Fork 4-H Garden Club Jonesboro, GA Please Join us for the Clayton County 4-H “Farm to Fork Garden Club” where we will: *Introduce what to plant during the fall season *Track the travels of everyday plant *Learn what herbs look like and there benefit from Master Gardeners *Students will visit Callaway Gardens *Students will learn life skills of cooperation and process skills of acquiring, processing and interpreting data & analyzing investigations
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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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