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Events and Activities

Events and Activities

Clarks Hill Bee Keeper Association, meet at 7:00 pm on the first Monday of every other month at 6420 Pollards Pond Rd., Appling, GA 30802.

ARC Growers Breakfast Monthly Meeting at Forest Hills Golf Course,  1500 Comfort Rd., Augusta, GA, (706) 733-0001. Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m.; The program will start at 8:00 a.m.  If you would like to added to our email list, contact the Richmond County Extension office:

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The Columbia Country Cultivators meeting, meet on the second Tuesday of the month at Jones Creek Club house, for a small fee you will be able to purchase breakfast starting at 7:45am, the program will start promptly at 8:00 am.  If you would like to be added to our email list: 

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Help save The Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin

The Market Bulletin has been in publication since 1907, selling everything farmers use from fertilizer and seeds to heifers and farm equipment, basically anything a farmer could use.

In a letter from Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, Gary Black, he states that a decision will have to be made about ending publication of The Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin unless 38,000 additional paid subscriptions are received by April 30th. They are currently working on instituting a $10 annual subscription fee. For more information or to subscribe: The Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin

 

UGA Challenges Georgians to Save 40 Gallons of Water a Day

A new University of Georgia Cooperative Extension program launched this year challenges Georgians to save 40 gallons of water per day. The 40-Gallon Challenge allows Georgians to compete against other Americans who are taking the challenge in their states. Read the Georgia FACES 40 Gallon Challenge story.

 

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Soil, Water and Pond Water Testing

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Organic Farming Workshop

When:     April 22-23, 2017


Course Location

University of Georgia
South Milledge Greenhouse Complex
2500 South Milledge Ave
Athens, GA 30612

COURSE INSTRUCTORS
Dr. George Boyhan, Professor & Extension Vegetable Specialist
Dr. Cecilia McGregor, Assistant Professor, Horticulture
Dr. Elizabeth Little, Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology
Dr. Paul Guillebeau, Professor & IPM Coordinator
Dr. Vanessa Shonkwiler, Applied Economist, Center for Agribusiness & Economic Development
Special Guests:
Alex Rilko, Whole Foods
Perri Campis, Georgia Organics
For additional information contact Dr. George Boyhan: (706) 231-4137, gboyhan@uga.edu

Day 1 – Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Organic Certification – Is it for me?
Business Planning, Startup, & Management
Disease Management
Insect Management
Transplants, Hoop Houses, & Greenhouse Production
Marketing


Day 2 – Sunday 9:00 am – 4:45 pm

Composting, Fertilization, & Irrigation
Soils & Soil Testing
Cover Crops, Crop Rotation & Weed Control
Marketing
Varieties & Seed Saving
Production Methods & Raised Beds
Harvesting & Postharvest Handling, GAPs & Food Safety

What is organic production?
Organic production encompasses those methods and processes that result in a more sustainable method of production. Organic production has seen 10-fold increase in production in Georgia over the past 10 years. There continues to be unmet demand for organically produced vegetables.

Who is this program for?
This program is geared for the beginning and intermediate grower. Beginners will learn about starting a business as well as the basics of growing organically. This will include information on certification. Intermediate growers will be able to round out their skills and gain some field experience with experts in their field.

Where will the program be held?
The program will meet in the classroom at the South Milledge Greenhouse Complex on South Milledge Avenue. This facility has certified organic plots and modern greenhouses that are used for research and teaching. This is the site of UGArden.

Workshop Registration
Pre-registration is required and is limited. The early registration deadline is April 10, 2017. If you wish to register after this, please call for availability. The registration fee is $150.00. The registration fee includes all instructional materials, supplies, lunches, and refreshments during breaks.

 

Call if you have any questions or need directions.  Click here for copy of the Organic Workshop Agenda.