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  • Hurricane Michael relief funds- Georgia Farm Recovery Block Grant Posted by Cole Moon on Feb 18, 2020 The Georgia Department of Ag has released the Georgia Farm Recovery Block Grant Application Guide for farmers in 95 counties (including Bleckley and Twiggs) who were affected by Hurricane Michael. The grant will cover losses to timber, beef, dairy, poultry, fruits/vegetable, pecans, and uninsured infrastructure. Application will be strictly online,...
  • Syngenta’s New Gramoxone Formulation and New Label Requirements Posted by Cole Moon on Jan 2, 2020 From Dr. Eric Prostko:   Syngenta recently received a label for their new formulation of paraquat sold under the trade name of Gramoxone 3SL (3 lb ai/gal).  Many rules regarding the purchase, handling, and application of paraquat are changing.  Most notably, all non-bulk paraquat products (with new labels) must adhere...
  • 2020 Georgia Ag Forecast Posted by Cole Moon on Jan 2, 2020 For anyone that is interested, the flyer for this year’s ag forecast is below. There are 5 meetings set at different dates and locations. The closest one to us is in Macon at the Georgia Farm Bureau headquarters on Tuesday, January 21. Registration is required and can be done at...
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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 27 West Georgia Small Farm Conference This conference is a two day event designed for anyone who is operating a small farm looking from honey bee production, small business development, crop scheduling, nuisance wildlife, understanding different ag agencies, small ruminants, vegetable pests, and irrigation. The event will conclude with local farm tours. Event is free for the first 120 registrants. Waco, GA - (140.0 Miles)
  • Feb 27 - Mar 16 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) A free tax preparation and electronic filing service offered by volunteers. This service is by appointment only. Appointments available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Forsyth, GA - (54.0 Miles)
  • Feb 28 - Mar 1 Northwest Jr/Sr Project Achievement for Grades 7-12 Northwest Jr/Sr Project Achievement for Grades 7-12 Eatonton, GA - (62.0 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.
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.