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The mission of UGA Extension is to extend lifelong learning to the people of Georgia through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

 


Franklin County Extension Blog
  • 2017 Northeast Georgia Master Cattleman Program Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 Download Flyer:  Master Cattleman
  • Watch For Army Worms- Farmers and Homeowners Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 In late summer, almost every year, armyworms invade pastures, hay fields, and turfgrass throughout the state. Particularly in pastures and hay fields, damage may be severe before the worms are noticed. The grass is not killed, but hay yield and forage can be reduced to almost nothing over whole fields...
  • Unless You Test, It’s Just A Guess Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 Hay season is in full swing and people are busy trying to restock the barns form last year’s drought. We have had better rainfall through the spring and many of our famers and producers are taking full advantage of the good rain, and have had some good hay cuttings. I...
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Extension News
  • Grazing School 2017 link Advanced grazing school promises to get into the weeds on topics including advanced fencing systems and soil health. By Dennis Hancock | Published: 8/17/2017
  • Brown-eyed Susan link Brown-eyed Susan is native to most of the country and cold hardy from Texas to Minnesota. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter | Published: 8/17/2017
  • Drink Water link Unless you are an athlete, sports drinks are not the best choice for staying hydrated. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter, Alexis Roberts | Published: 8/17/2017
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Upcoming Events
  • Aug 19 - Aug 21 Georgia 4-H Clovers & Co. Rehearsal 2 Georgia 4-H Clovers & Co. Rehearsal 2 Eatonton, GA - (72.0 Miles)
  • Aug 19 Water Bath Canning: A hands-on learning experience Learn to can your own fresh foods with no additives or artificial preservatives in this unique, hands-on water bath canning workshop. As part of our lesson, we'll be preparing and canning fresh salsa to take home. You don't even need to have a garden to benefit––you can do this at home by purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables from the local Farmers Market. This workshop is great for the seasoned canner and beginners. $5 includes hands-on instruction, recipes, and a jar of homemade salsa. Eatonton, GA - (72.0 Miles)
  • Aug 23 Bee Education Class Join the Walton County Extension Office to learn about bees! Honey bees have been the Official State Insect of Georgia since 1975, and a subject of teaching and inquiry at the University of Georgia for decades. These marvelous insects are manageable and are used to produce honey and pollinate crops. They are practical models of biological organization and social behavior. Honey bee research at the University of Georgia addresses sustainable bee health management issues as well as more basic questions on bee pollination and foraging ecology. In all its endeavors, the UGA Honey Bee Program aims to develop research, teaching and extension initiatives that are locally responsive while globally relevant. Monroe, GA - (46.0 Miles)
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