Courses

This is a collection of UGA Extension workshops and trainings as well as upcoming events pertaining to IPM.


Pesticide Applicator Training
  • Feb 13 Northeast Georgia Beef Cattle Short Course The 8th annual Northeast Georgia Beef Cattle Short Course will be held again at the UGA Livestock Instructional Arena. Attendees will be eligible for three hours credit towards Beef Quality Assurance recertification, one hour private pesticide credit, and one hour commercial pesticide credit Additionally, this year's program will be held in conjunction with the UGA Focus on EPDs Bull Sale (February 14th). Please follow links below for online registration, printable registration, and a printable program. Athens, GA
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Meetings and Events
  • Jan 24 GrassMasters Part 2 - Monroe County 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 Forsyth, GA
  • Jan 25 Peanut Production Meeting UGA Extension - Pierce County is holding a meeting on peanut production. Dr. Scott Monfort, UGA Extension Crop & Soil Scientist and Dr. Mark Abney, UGA Extension Entomologist will be the meeting speakers discussing last year's crop, 2019 management strategies and insect management. One hour of commercial and private pesticide credit will be offered. Blackshear,, GA
  • Jan 25 Laurens County Cotton Production Meeting 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. East Dublin, GA
  • Jan 29 Fulton County Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop Time to cut it out, literally! If you're looking to establish an orchard on your farm or have overgrown fruit trees on your property, come to this hands on workshop to learn how to get the best fruits for your labors. We'll learn the basics of pruning fruiting vines, shrubs and trees and then head out to Good Samaritan's urban farm and orchard to put our knowledge to good use on their blueberries, apples, pears, peaches and figs. Please come prepared with a pair of hand pruners, lots of questions, and a can-prune attitude! RSVP to the Fulton County Cooperative Extension Office by January 28th to reserve your spot. 404-762-4077 Atlanta, GA
  • Jan 29 GrassMasters Part 3 - Monroe County 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 three is "Pest Management Strategies" 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 31 -February 5 -February 7 -February 12 Forsyth, GA
  • Jan 30 Ag Career Expo We are hosting our 4th Annual AG Career Expo for all Ag students and those interested in an agricultural related career from Carroll, Haralson, and Heard Counties. The event will be held at the Ag Center located at 900 Newnan Road from 8:30 am to 2 pm. Students will have an opportunity to visit with local ag related businesses, organizations and colleges to learn more about the career opportunities for their future. If you have any questions about the Ag Career Expo, please contact Paula Burke or Anne Anglin at 770-836-8546. Carrollton, GA
  • Jan 30 Good to Grow: Getting Your Fruit & Vegetable Business to Take Root Struggling to find balance in a business that requires farming and financial expertise? At Good to Grow, participants will develop important skills specifically for fruit and vegetable growing businesses. Hear from UGA Extension Agents, UGA Small Business Development Center Consultants, Professors, chefs, and other industry experts. Breakfast, lunch, and networking are included! Cartersville, GA
  • Jan 31 GrassMasters Part 4 - Monroe County 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 four is "Hay Production and Management" 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: -February 5 -February 7 -February 12 Forsyth, GA
  • Feb 1 Laurens County Peanut Production Meeting The UGA Extension office in Laurens County will have a Peanut Production Meeting on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Cloverleaf Restaurant in East Dublin, Georgia from Noon to 2 p.m. Dr. Scott Monfort, Extension Peanut Agronomist and Dr. Eric Prostko, Extension Weed Scientist will be the speakers. In addition, a representative from the Georgia Peanut 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. East Dublin, GA
  • Feb 5 GrassMasters Part 5 - Monroe County 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 five is "Understanding Forage Quality" 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: -February 7 -February 12 Forsyth, GA
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