Agriculture & Natural Resources
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.
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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.
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.
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Feb 24 Cancer Prevention Cooking Class The USDA presents "Cooking for a Lifetime", a cancer prevention cooking class. Learn about reducing the risk of cancer, who should get screened for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer and how to get screened. Free PRIZES*, cookbook, and recipe tasting. *All who attend will be entered into a drawing for one of two fitness kits valued at $30 each. Ellijay, GA - (58.0 Miles)
Feb 28 Northeast Georgia Vegetable Production Meeting Annual overview on vegetable production in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Topics include variety selection, pest management, and effects of pesticides on the environment. One credit hour available for private applicators, 2 credit hours for commercial applicators with Category 21, and 1 credit hour for all other commercial categories. Dinner is provided, but pre-registration is required. Blairsville, GA - (88.0 Miles)
Feb 28 Northeast Georgia Vegetable Production Meeting Topics will include variety selection, insect pest management, and pesticide safety. 1 hr Private Applicator Credit, 2 hr Category 21 Commercial Credit, 1 hour for all Commercial Applicator Categories. MUST pre-register to reserve meal. Blairsville, GA - (88.0 Miles)
Pecan Tree Management link Young, stressed trees and those planted in poorly drained soil are at risk for beetle damage.
Irrigation Maintenance link Proper irrigation maintenance helps farmers avoid system malfunctions during the growing season.
Andress Honored link Georgia FCS teachers honor leader of UGA's statewide home food processing and preservation program.
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