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2022 Foundation Fellow Luke Hendrix
2022 Foundation Fellow Luke Hendrix When not outside hunting, fishing, playing a round of basketball with friends or competing as a state-level varsity swimmer, Luke Hendrix has had his eye on a different prize: attending the University of Georgia, just like his dad. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/24/2022
New FoodPIC director
New FoodPIC director Food technology entrepreneur James Gratzek will serve as the next director of the Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/23/2022
Research Farms Open House
Research Farms Open House Athens-area residents familiar with driving past two University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research farms will soon have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn more about CAES’ role in the future of farming. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/22/2022
Ratcliffe Scholars
Ratcliffe Scholars Established by a generous endowment by the David and Tom Ratcliffe families in honor of Thomas Jackson Ratcliffe Jr., the Ratcliffe Scholars Program provides funding for forward-thinking students to engage in formative, out-of-classroom opportunities to enrich their college education. By Caroline Hinton | Published: 6/21/2022
Upcoming Events
  • Jun 25 Athens Area Sustainable Growers Summer Field Day The Athens Area Sustainable Growers Network supports local small farms using sustainable practices through researched based education and networking opportunities. Join us for our summer field day June 25, 2022. The field day will begin at The J. Phil Campbell Sr Research and Education Center with introductions and a chance to network with local food buyers. We will move to the University of Georgia Horticulture Farm to learn and practice practicle harvesting and food storage techniques. The field day will end with dinner and door prizes. Registration required by June 23, 2022. Register at the following link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/athens-area-sustainable-growers-farmer-field-day-tickets-347140676107
    • Watkinsville, GA - (19.0 Miles)
  • Jun 29 Citizen Science Academy 2022 Learn about some of the most exciting citizen science projects through Citizen Science Academy! Spend the morning learning about the numerous opportunities and choose the project track that you would like to pursue in the afternoon. This program is perfect for teachers, homeschool coordinators and scientists of all ages. Project Tracks: - Georgia Adopt-A-Stream - Georgia DNR Things that Fly - Georgia Pollinator Census - And more! Why Citizen Science? - Citizen science helps researchers and scientists have a broader reach and data base. - Citizen science is an engaging way to collaborate with and give back to your community. - Citizen science is a way to bring classroom lessons to life and reinforce concepts.
    • Griffin, GA - (59.0 Miles)
  • Jun 29 Rockdale Eats a Rainbow - Summer Library Program Learn how to eat the rainbow as a family! 10:30 AM on WEDNESDAYS at Conyers-Rockdale Library Taste Tests | Education | Free Produce** Register now at tinyurl.com/rockdalerainbow22 Can't join us in person? Don't worry! We'll have activity packs at the library all week**! Got questions? Email marybeth.hornbeck@uga.edu or call the library at 770-388-5040 ext. 103
    • Conyers, GA - (26.0 Miles)
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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
Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
UGA Weather Network
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
Pesticide Safety Education
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
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
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
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
Household Water Quality
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
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.
Soil Testing
Georgia Green Landscape Stewards The Georgia Green Landscape Stewards program provides fact-based information to help businesses and residences in Georgia implement sustainable green practices in their landscape.
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.