UGA Extension Office


The University of Georgia Jasper County Cooperative Extension office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education.

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Extension News
  • Farmer of the Year link Monroe County cattleman will represent Georgia in best southern farmer contest. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 3/22/2018
  • Water Conservation link Fixing leaks is only the first step to conserving water around the house. By Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon | Published: 3/21/2018
  • 4-H Vet Lab Day link Topics include how to examine animal viruses and using a calving simulator to properly deliver a calf. By Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson | Published: 3/20/2018
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Upcoming UGA Extension Events
  • Mar 27 Egg Candling Class This class teaches proper egg candling procedures in line with Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) standards giving individuals the information necessary to obtain an egg candling certificate or license. Mr. Benjamin Pitts, Food Processing Specialist with GDA will be teaching the class. Participants that successfully complete the class will receive an egg candling certificate from GDA. Anyone selling eggs to individuals or at a farmers market must hold an Egg Candling Certificate. Additionally, anyone aiming to sell eggs to a grocery store, bakery or restaurant must have their candling facilities licensed by the GDA's Consumer Protections Division. The license can be obtained by successfully taking and passing a written examination and candling examination, according to information provided by the GDA.The class is open to any Georgia resident and is not age restricted. Class will break from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. for lunch. Griffin, GA - (33.0 Miles)
  • Mar 28 Dairy Media Workshop A workshop for Dairy Producers in Morgan and Surrounding Counties on handling inquiries about your dairy from media sources will be held on Wednesday, March 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with lunch provided. Topics to be discussed will include: Helpful tips and techniques when sharing your farm story with the media and preventing misinformation This meeting is sponsored by Georgia Milk Producers RSVP: by noon on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 for an accurate meal count. (706) 342-2214 Madison, GA - (26.0 Miles)
  • Mar 29 Cover Crop Workshop Come and see how commonly used cover crops can improve your operation! Thursday, March 29, 2018, 9:00 am at Iron Horse Farm, 1060 Old Watson Springs Road, Watkinsville, GA Learn about: Cover Crop for Row Crop Production; Cover Crop for Grazing; Cover Crop Termination and Weed Management. See Field Demonstrations of: Planting date, varieties, crop mixtures, radish varieties, oat varieties. One hour of private and Category 21 Commercial Pesticide CEUs have been approved. Lunch will be provided. Cost: $5.00 for registration. Call the UGA Oglethorpe County Extension Office, 706-743-8341. Deadline: March 26, 2018 This Meeting is sponsored by Pennington, Athens Seed Co, Southeast AgriSeeds. Watkinsville, GA - (53.0 Miles)
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