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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 11 - Feb 23 Journeymen Farmer Certificate Program UGA Extension in Carroll and Paulding Counties are hosting the Journeymen Farmer program that provides a comprehensive training for beginning farmers. The program requires a three-step training and focuses on production of small ruminants. The first two steps will take place over the course of three days. The third step will take place over the spring/summer. The program will be $75 per person. Registration deadline is February 4. To register for this program or for more information, please call the Carroll County Extension office at 770-836-8546. Carrollton, GA - (21.0 Miles)
  • Feb 18 LifeSmarts State Championship LifeSmarts State Championship Perry, GA - (101.0 Miles)
  • Feb 19 - Feb 20 ServSafe Managers Certification Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice 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. Reidsville, GA - (196.0 Miles)
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Extension News
Tree Season link Late winter is a great time to add foundation plants to the landscape. By Sage Barnard | Published: 2/15/2019
4-H at Capitol link Georgia 4-H members visit state Capitol to learn about legislative process. By Sage Barnard, Cristina deRevere | Published: 2/13/2019
2019 Flavor of Georgia link Final round of UGA's Flavor of Georgia contest set for March 19. By Sage Barnard, Cristina deRevere, Merritt Melancon | Published: 2/14/2019
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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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