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Upcoming Events
  • Aug 19 Saturday @the Rock: Canning and Food Preservation Morgan/Oconee County Food and Consumer Science Agent, Leigh Anne Aaron, will share information on safe canning methods and techniques. Learning how to can and preserve food properly guarantees healthy, nutritious food year-round for your family to enjoy. A relatively easy process now lost to grocery store convenience, Leigh Anne will share the numerous benefits of canning. During the class, you will have the opportunity to prepare food, and work through the entire canning process. Participants will leave class with a delicious snack. Feel free to taste your treat at the event, or save it for later; one of the many benefits of preserving! The program will run 9:30- 11:30am. Doors will open at 9am. This session is open to all levels of knowledge and experience. Guests will convene at the Georgia Power Building. Advanced registration for this program is required and cost is $5.00 per person. All materials will be provided, space is limited. Eatonton, GA
  • Aug 21 Morgan & Surrounding Counties Dairy Association August 2017 Meeting The monthly Morgan County Dairy Association Meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Monday, August 21, 2017 at Bonner's Triple B Restaurant in Buckhead, GA. Bonni Kowalke with CHR Hansen will present the program entitled, "Keys to Efficient Fermentation: Converting forage to silage. Converting feedstuffs to milk." Suwannee Valley Feeds will sponsor the meal. Please call the Morgan Co. Extension Office at 706 342-2214 for meal reservations no later than noon on Monday, August 21, 2017. Buckhead, GA - (15.0 Miles)
  • Aug 23 Bee Education Class Join the Walton County Extension Office to learn about bees! Honey bees have been the Official State Insect of Georgia since 1975, and a subject of teaching and inquiry at the University of Georgia for decades. These marvelous insects are manageable and are used to produce honey and pollinate crops. They are practical models of biological organization and social behavior. Honey bee research at the University of Georgia addresses sustainable bee health management issues as well as more basic questions on bee pollination and foraging ecology. In all its endeavors, the UGA Honey Bee Program aims to develop research, teaching and extension initiatives that are locally responsive while globally relevant. Monroe, GA - (38.0 Miles)
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Extension Publications
  • 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.
  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
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