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:
  • Pest Management Field Day link University of Georgia blueberry research will be on display at a field day in Alma next week By Cristina deRevere | Published: 2/15/2018
  • Flu Prevention link A healthy diet can also protect against the flu. Flu symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat and runny nose. By Cristina deRevere, Julie Jernigan | Published: 2/15/2018
  • Flower Gardens link Growing cut flowers at home is possible with the right knowledge. By Cristina deRevere, Julie Jernigan, Paul A. Thomas | Published: 2/15/2018
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Upcoming Events:
Feb 19 Disease Control in Row Crops East Dublin, GA - (87.0 miles) Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist will discuss disease control in Grain Corn, Peanuts, Soybeans, and Cotton. Pesticide license re-certification credit will be offered for Commercial License, Cat. 21-2 hours, and Private Pesticide Applicators-1 hour.
Feb 19 Land Management: Land Leasing & Land Acquisition Jeffersonville, GA - (84.0 miles) Farmers, homeowners, and any other landowners come on out to learn about the ins and outs of best land management practices to make sure your making the right real estate decisions.
Feb 20 - Feb 22 Preventive Controls for Human Food Athens, GA - (172.0 miles) This course uses industry-specific sample food safety plans, in addition to the standardized curriculum developed by FSPCA to train and qualify attendees to be Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals. The goal is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to design, implement, document, and maintain a comprehensive food safety plan for a food processor to ensure the safe processing and packaging of products consumption.
Feb 20 - Feb 21 ServSafe Manager Training Griffin, GA - (126.0 miles) UGA Spalding County Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office.
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