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The Laurens County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education. We are dedicated to helping people in our community find answers to questions related to the following areas:

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Upcoming Events
  • Sep 7 - Sep 8 SE Area Forestry Field Day SE Area Forestry Field Day Reidsville, GA - (59.0 Miles)
  • Sep 14 Mid-Georgia Cattleman's Association Meeting Join the Mid-Georgia Cattleman's Association Meeting for the annual membership meeting in Forsyth, Ga at 7:00 pm. The Featured Guest Speaker is David Grant, Head Buyer for Greater Omaha from Omaha, Nebraska. Program Sponsors: Country Oaks Farm & Pet Supply Triangle Town-N-Country Plantation Centre Animal Hospital Monroe County Farm Bureau Forsyth, GA - (68.0 Miles)
  • Sep 19 - Sep 20 SW showCAES 2017 Calling all high school students interested in exploring degree programs offered via the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Students and parents will have the chance to explore majors, talk to financial aid and admission counselors, as well as meet faculty, staff, and current students. Tifton, GA - (84.0 Miles)
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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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Extension News
  • Grazing School 2017 link Advanced grazing school promises to get into the weeds on topics including advanced fencing systems and soil health. By Dennis Hancock | Published: 8/17/2017
  • Brown-eyed Susan link Brown-eyed Susan is native to most of the country and cold hardy from Texas to Minnesota. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter | Published: 8/17/2017
  • Drink Water link Unless you are an athlete, sports drinks are not the best choice for staying hydrated. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter, Alexis Roberts | Published: 8/17/2017
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