UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Ag. and Nat. Resources

Fulton County is home to a host of agricultural commodities including equestrian stables, urban farms, large scale livestock, and row crop production. Our Agriculture and Natural Resources programs provide research-based information, educational programming and resources to homeowners and commercial clientele in the areas of landscape maintenance, pest control, wildlife control, vegetable and fruit production, annuals, perennials, gold medal winners, trees, shrubs, turf-grass and alternative agriculture production. We also connect the citizens of Fulton County with certified arborists in the county.


Southeast Cattle Handling for Women Producers: Advanced BQA Training and Farm Safety

Presented by UGA Extension

In collaboration with North Carolina State University, Clemson University, Auburn University and Mississippi State University through a Southern Extension Risk Management Education Grant

December 5-6, 2017

UGA Livestock Instructional Arena

Athens, Georgia

We are very excited to be working across state lines to provide women cattle producers a chance to network and to enhance their cattle handling skills. This 2 day workshop is designed to provide leadership training for female cattle producers in the Southeast and to provide hands-on experiences led by professionals in the field. We hope to encourage more women to be active as leaders in their State Cattlemen's Association and in their communities.

This event is limited to 20 participants in order to maintain small group size and to allow the opportunity to be active and gain hands-on experience. The workshop will cover BQA Training and Certification, Media Training, Tractor Safety, Truck & Trailer Safety, Reproduction & Dystocia, and Herd Record Keeping. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please fill out the application and return by the deadline. Accepted applicants will be notified by November 17, 2017. The cost for attending the workshop is $75/person and will be due upon acceptance. We will have a block of rooms at a local hotel for those staying in Athens. 

Please click on the link to apply!

Southeast Cattle Handling for Women Producers: Advanced BQA Training and Farm Safety

Tentative Agenda

Day 1

9:00 - 9:30 Welcome and Introductions, Pre-Evaluations

9:30 - 10:25 BQA Classroom Lecture

10:25 - 10:35 BREAK

10:35 - 11:30 Beef Media Training

11:30 - 12:30 LUNCH

12:30 - 2:00 Rotating Breakout Session 1

• Cattle handling (principles of low stress cattle handling, working in sorting pens, moving cattle)

• Chute side (moving cattle through chute, working in/around chute, injection administration, working cattle, loading, unloading)

• One-on-one beef industry media training

2:00 - 3:30 Rotating Breakout Session 2

3:30 - 5:00 Rotating Breakout Session 3

5:00 - 5:45 BQA Certification Test and Wrap-Up

6:00 Social and Dinner

7:00 Reproductive Issues and Dystocia Model Demonstration

Day 2

8:00 - 8:30 Coffee and Donuts/Breakfast Networking Time

8:30 - 9:45 Classroom (Tractors, Trailers, Fencing)

9:45 - 10:00 BREAK

10:00 - 11:30 Rotating Breakout Sessions 1

• Truck and Trailer Driving (hooking up, backing, safety checks)

• Tractor and Equipment (Driving, Maintenance Checks, Using Spear, Hooking up implements, hay baler)

• Fencing (building fence, repairing fence)

11:30 - 12:30 LUNCH (Guest Speaker)

12:30 - 2:00 Rotating Breakout Session 2

2:00 - 3:30 Rotating Breakout Session 3

3:30 - 4:30 Wrap Up and Post Evaluations

Adjourn - Safe Travels Home!

Space is limited to 20 participants at each event, so if you would like to participate, please fill out the following application by November 3, 2017 and return via email or mail to:

Carole Knight

UGA Extension – Bulloch County

151 Langston Chapel Road, Suite 600

Statesboro, Georgia 30458

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Carole Knight – UGA Extension Bulloch County 912-871-6130

Lucy Ray – UGA Extension Morgan County 706-342-2214

Katie Hammond – UGA Extension Dade County 706-657-4116



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.
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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