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2018 Northwest Georgia Master Cattleman Program
This program will be conducted from September 4 through October 23, 2018; each Tuesday from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.
It will take place at Mack Gaston Community Center, 218 N. Fredrick Street, Dalton, Georgia 30721.
Program participants that attend six of the eight sessions will receive a certificate of completion and UGA Master Cattleman Cap.
Participants will be provided a USB thumb drive covering all program topics.
Paid registration before August 17 entitles participants to one free forage sample analysis (sample must be submitted no later than September 11).
Registration is $85 per person and includes a dinner on the final night.
Pre-Registration deadline is August 24, 2018.
Checks can be made payable to Whitfield County Extension.
2018 Georgia 4-H Pumpkin Growing Contest
The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association has graciously agreed to sponsor the 4-H Pumpkin Growing Contest again this year. The state winner will receive $100 cash. The second and third place winners will receive $50 and $25. The first 50 counties to certify a winner will receive a Georgia 4-H Pumpkin Contest T-shirt for the winning 4-H’er. If 50 counties do not submit entries, the first 50 entries will receive t-shirts.
Enter pumpkin weight on event registration online by midnight on October 25th. The heaviest pumpkin will then be named and awards determined on the following day, National Pumpkin Day. Each 4-H’er must grow his or her own pumpkin and have it weighed by their County Extension Office to be eligible. Pictures will be required for the top three state awards. Additional photos may be used for other promotional purposes, so please make sure to get a photo of your 4-H’er with their pumpkin.
A procedural change will allow for the top 3 pumpkins in each county to compete for the top prizes. In the past only the top pumpkin from each county was allowed to compete for top prizes.
Any variety of pumpkin may be used, but some of the larger growing types recommended are: Atlantic Giant, Big Max, Big Moon, Prizewinner, and Connecticut Field. You will need at least 120 days to grow the pumpkin to full size. You may refer to the Growing Tips page of the contest website or contact George Boyhan, Extension Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please share any media or newspaper coverage that you get on the contest. Good luck and feel free to contact me with any questions.
Additional information can be found at Pumpkin Growing Contest
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