UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Below are some of UGA Extension's most broadly useful resources for those involved in agriculture on the farm, in schools, and around the home.

Production Agriculture:
 
Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
 
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
 
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
 
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
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Home & Garden:
 
Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
 
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
 
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
 
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Schools:
Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.
Extension News:
  • National Honor link Mason McClintock receives $5,000 scholarship and will serve as 4-H’s national youth spokesperson for civic engagement. By Arch D. Smith II | Published: 1/17/2019
  • VITA Program link Free tax help available to eldery, disabled and low-income Georgians. By Ellen Hallman | Published: 1/17/2019
  • Wood Ash link UGA specialist says that, used sparingly, wood ash can help establish a healthy pH level in garden soil. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 1/17/2019
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Upcoming Events:
Jan 24 The Ins and Outs of Diabetes Sandersville, GA - (112.0 miles) A valuable class to learn more about living with Diabetes.
Jan 24 GrassMasters Part 2 - Monroe County Forsyth, GA - (109.0 miles) The GrassMasters Program is seven part program that offers background information to forage and hay production newcomers, and new techniques and tips to seasoned farmers who want to try something new this spring. The course will focus on the forages proven best for middle Georgia and strategies for grazing, maintaining soil fertility and health, and managing pests. Members of the UGA Forage Team and U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service staff members will teach all of the classes. Class two is "Fertilization of Perennial Grass" The cost for all seven parts of GrassMasters is $25, and the course is open to anyone interested in improving his or her knowledge of pastureland health or forage and hay production. Seating is limited, so interested farmers and landowners are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Additional class dates: -January 29 -January 31 -February 5 -February 7 -February 12
Jan 25 Green Cleaning Sandersville, GA - (112.0 miles) A valuable class to learn more about home maintenance and protecting it by making your own cleaning products.
Jan 25 Laurens County Cotton Production Meeting East Dublin, GA - (87.0 miles) The UGA Extension office in Laurens County will have a Cotton Production Meeting on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the Cloverleaf Restaurant in East Dublin, Georgia from Noon to 2 p.m. Mark Freeman, East Georgia Extension Agronomist and Dr. Bob Kemerait, Extension Plant Pathologist will be the speakers. In addition, a representative from the Georgia Cotton Commission will give an update on the commission. Pesticide license recertification credits will be given for private and Category 21. There will be a sponsored meal. For more information about the meeting and to make a meal reservation, please call Sheila Wilcher at 478-272-2277.
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