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The Candler County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in the following areas:  Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences.


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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 9 - Mar 15 Journeyman Farmer Small Fruit and Vegetable Training Registration Open UGA Extension in Carroll, Haralson, & Paulding Counties are hosting a Journeyman Farmer Certification program that provides comprehensive training for beginning farmers. Registration closes on March 15. Class dates are listed below. The program requires a two-step training: Step 1 - Small Farm Business Planning-In person, Friday March 22 - 9 am until 5 pm. Step 2 – Step 2- Small Fruit & Vegetable Production In-person training (with required at-home, online preparation) Wednesdays, April 10, April 24, and May 1- In person 6:30PM- 8:30PM Step 3- Hands-on-Production & Intern/Mentorship Opportunities -By application, dependent on availability of mentor/intern farm and successful completion of Steps 1 and 2. Cost: $75 *Participants must complete Step One Small Farm Business Planning before participating in Step Two. For more information, contact the Carroll County Extension Office at 770-836-8546 or register by mail using the attached form.
    • Carrollton, GA - (194.0 Miles)
  • Feb 28 - Mar 1 Equine Welfare Assessment Skills Certification Course The objective of this program is to provide participants with necessary training to make informed decisions regarding equine welfare and to familiarize them with widely accepted management practices in the Southeastern U.S. through hands-on, case study, and lecture-based learning. Designed for: Law Enforcement Officers State Agency Employees Humane Society Personnel Equine Rescue Owners and Employees Veterinarians, Veterinary Students, and Veterinary Techs Attendees will complete final exam for certification. Program approved for 12 hours ARPAS CEU's and pending Georgia Veterinary CEU's.
    • Athens, GA - (126.0 Miles)
  • Feb 29 - Mar 1 Packinghouse HACCP This International HACCP Alliance accredited course will discuss produce safety, Good Manufacturing Practices, and how to develop food safety programs based on the core principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). The course will be offered February 29th-March 1st, 2024, at the Tift County Extension Office.
    • Tifton, GA - (104.0 Miles)
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Extension Publications
  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
  • Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management (C 1042) Learn 10 strategies for better time management, including knowing how to spend your time, setting priorities, using planning tools, getting organized, scheduling, delegating, and avoiding procrastinating, wasting time, and multitasking.
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Ron Walcott
Ron Walcott University of Georgia vice provost for graduate education, dean of the Graduate School and plant pathology professor, Ron Walcott helps students and colleagues find their sense of place at the university. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 2/29/2024
Georgia 4-H Day at the Capitol
Georgia 4-H Day at the Capitol Georgia 4-H Day at the Capitol brought 4-H’ers, staff, volunteers and elected officials together in Atlanta as more than 700 people celebrated a day of civic engagement and leadership. By Josie Smith | Published: 2/28/2024
Many Paths, One Mission
Many Paths, One Mission ODIE will continue to provide its full slate of student support services and programming, including recruitment and retention, professional development, training and mentoring initiatives, working beyond race and ethnicity to work with all first-generation students, including rural and urban students. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 2/27/2024