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UGA Cooperative Extension Heard County Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

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Upcoming Events
  • Apr 24 - Apr 26 Developing and Implementing HACCP for the Meat & Poultry Industry This workshop is designed to establish or improve an in-plant HACCP program. It it geared for supervisory-level employees who need to receive HACCP certification. -You MUST register by April 13, 2018. -Cost: $500 - this fee includes workshop materials, lunches, and break refreshments. -Lodging, parking, and evening meals are NOT included. -Please park in the South Campus Parking Deck, which is about a 6 block walk to the Food Science Building; the parking fee is $10/day. Athens, GA - (111.0 Miles)
  • Apr 26 Building Baby's Brains (Session 3) Childcare Professionals Training Interactions with adults are experiences. Experiences are necessary for brain growth. Childcare professionals will learn more about their role in brain development for babies and young children during four 2-hour interactive sessions. This training is provided by a Bright from the Start Approved Entity. Watkinsville, GA - (104.0 Miles)
  • Apr 27 Forest and Wildlife Management Continuing Education Program The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to forest management for wildlife. The primary goal is to focus on the relationship between timber management and the habitat needs of wildlife. Continuing Education credits will be offered for foresters, loggers, and pesticide applicators. Washington, GA - (144.0 Miles)
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Extension News
Distracted Driving link Texting, changing the radio and applying makeup are just a few activities that distract drivers from the road. By Keishon Thomas | Published: 4/25/2018
Walter Barnard Hill Award link Gaskin's career is focused on the use of conservation methods in traditional agriculture. By Keishon Thomas, Merritt Melancon | Published: 4/19/2018
Succession Planting link Add new seeds or plants every two weeks for an extra-long harvest season. By Keishon Thomas, Merritt Melancon, Alicia Holloway | Published: 4/19/2018
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Extension Publications
  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
  • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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