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UGA Extension agents, staff and trained volunteers keep local communities informed through county Extension offices. We offer reliable information and programs in the areas of agriculture, food, families, the environment, and 4-H youth development. Let us help you learn, grow, and do more!
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Agriculture & Natural Resources

Upcoming Events
Sep 24 Turf Update Fayetteville, GA - (10.0 miles) Come hear our Turf Specialist Clint Waltz discuss management tips for warm season lawns as they approach dormancy and management of cool-season grasses as they begin to grow. FREE
Sep 24 Northeast Georgia Master Cattleman Program Shady Dale, GA - (40.0 miles) The Master Cattlemen's program delivers a practical, science-based production management curriculum to Georgia's beef producers. This is the fourth session of this eight week 2019 NE GA Master Cattleman Program. Scheduled to present: Dr. Lee Jones, UGA Beef Reproduction Specialist. Topic: Improving Reproductive Management. Participants meet each Tuesday night for eight weeks beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. During the eight sessions, attendees learn and discuss current issues, meet industry experts, and network with area producers. This program is offered through the Morgan and Jasper County Extension offices this fall.
Sep 24 GrassMasters, Part 5 Chatsworth, GA - (89.0 miles) This program is a 7-week series focusing on forage production that gives producers an entry-level education leading in to other programs like Grazing School or Southeastern Hay Convention. Programs will be taught by UGA Forage Team members and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service staff.
Sep 27 - Sep 28 Fall Garden Expo Gainesville, GA - (61.0 miles) Come explore beautiful plants to incorporate in your fall landscape. Carefully chosen vendors with all you need to get the most from your outdoor spaces. Native, pollinator friendly shrubs & perennials, garden art, tools, decorative containers and informative speakers.
Sep 27 - Nov 1 The Fairgrounds Farmers Market Griffin, GA - (22.0 miles) Support our Local Farmers and Artisans! Farmers Market Menu: Seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams, jellies, raw goat's milk, home-made bread, confections, dry herbs, seasonings, boiled peanuts (regular, lemon pepper, and jalapeno), microgreens, iris plants, various varieties of trees and shrubs, hand-turned wooden bowls, goat's milk lotions, soaps, salves, and lip balm, handcrafted stained glass and wind-chimes, handsewn smock bibs, aprons, boho bags, blankets, and more. We are still accepting vendors. Call 770-467-4225 for more details.
Sep 28 Master Gardener Extension Volunteers Fall Plant Sale Fayetteville, GA - (10.0 miles) Mark you calendars! More details to come!
Oct 1 Northeast Georgia Master Cattleman Program Shady Dale, GA - (40.0 miles) The Master Cattlemen's program delivers a practical, science-based production management curriculum to Georgia's beef producers. This is the fifth session of this 8 week 2019 NE GA Master Cattleman Program. Scheduled to present: Ms. Sarah Loughridge, UGA Extension Livestock Specialist. Topic: Sire & Female Selection, GA Cattleman's Update and Record Keeping & UGA Programs. Participants meet each Tuesday night for eight weeks beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. During the eight sessions, attendees learn and discuss current issues, meet industry experts, and network with area producers. This program is offered through the Morgan and Jasper County Extension offices this fall.
Oct 1 GrassMasters, Part 6 Chatsworth, GA - (89.0 miles) This program is a 7-week series focusing on forage production that gives producers an entry-level education leading in to other programs like Grazing School or Southeastern Hay Convention. Programs will be taught by UGA Forage Team members and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service staff.
Oct 8 Northeast Georgia Master Cattleman Program Shady Dale, GA - (40.0 miles) The Master Cattlemen's program delivers a practical, science-based production management curriculum to Georgia's beef producers. This is the sixth session of this 8 week 2019 NE GA Master Cattleman Program. Scheduled to present: Dr. Nancy Hinkle, Extension Entomologist Specialist and Dr. John Worley, UGA Extension Ag. Structures, Energy Efficiency, and Animal Waste Management Specialist. Topics: External Parasite Management and Farm Facilities & Fencing Methods. Participants meet each Tuesday night for eight weeks beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. During the eight sessions, attendees learn and discuss current issues, meet industry experts, and network with area producers. This program is offered through the Morgan and Jasper County Extension offices this fall.
Oct 8 GrassMasters, Part 7 Chatsworth, GA - (89.0 miles) This program is a 7-week series focusing on forage production that gives producers an entry-level education leading in to other programs like Grazing School or Southeastern Hay Convention. Programs will be taught by UGA Forage Team members and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service staff.
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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 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.
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