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Franklin County Extension Blog
  • Ag Hero Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 Ag Hero’s By:  Raymond Fitzpatrick Ag week is March 19-23 and to celebrate this year we received a request from Athens to write about our agriculture heroes. As I sit and try to write this my mind goes back to all the individuals that influenced me to go into a...
  • When to Cull Cattle Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 When to Cull Cattle By: Raymond Fitzpatrick   It’s the time of year for farmers that you are feeding hay and other supplemental feeding, and like it or not that cuts into your bottom line when it comes time to take those cattle to market.  Many farmers think in terms...
  • When To Prune Fruit Trees Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 When To Prune Fruit Trees By:  Raymond Fitzpatrick   One of the questions that I get this time of year is when do I prune my fruit trees and the answer that I always give is, it depends. It depends on the crop that we are talking about and the...
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Extension News
  • Peanut Achievement Club link Annual UGA Peanut Achievement Club meeting held in Jekyll Island, Georgia. By Clint Thompson | Published: 8/14/2018
  • Pests in Schools link Pest control operators across the Southeast can enroll in UGA program to learn to control pests in schools. By Cristina deRevere | Published: 8/14/2018
  • Vineyard Tour link Georgia wine growers open up their vineyards for early August farm tour. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 8/13/2018
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Upcoming Events
  • Aug 15 - Aug 16 ServSafe Manager Certification 2 Day Training and Exam UGA Tift County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service 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. The training is from 8:30am - 5:00pm, both days. $140.00 Tifton, GA - (200.0 Miles)
  • Aug 18 - Aug 19 Georgia 4-H Clovers & Co. Rehearsal 2 Georgia 4-H Clovers & Co. Rehearsal 2 Eatonton, GA - (72.0 Miles)
  • Aug 18 Saturday @ the Rock: Basics of Water Bath Canning The Basics of Water Bath Canning August 18th, 2018 Time: 9:30-11:30am Cost: $7 Age: 11 and Up Max: 30 Participants Research- based canning and safe food preservation methods. Why limit fresh fruits and vegetables to spring and summer when you could have fresh food straight from the garden all year long? Learning how to can and preserve food properly guarantees healthy, nutritious food year-round for the entire family. Join us as we learn about food preservation from an expert! Eatonton, GA - (72.0 Miles)
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