UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Upcoming Events
Jun 7 - 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.
Jul 11 Small Fruit Seminar for the Backyard Gardener Forsyth, GA - (41.0 miles) Discover how to get the best out of your blueberry and blackberry crop with UGA Extension Fruit Specialist Erick Smith. Topics to be covered include variety selection, establishment, pest management, pruning and fertilization. Registration is $10 and includes program materials and blueberry refreshments. Please RSVP by 7/9 by calling 478-994-7014
Jul 11 “Common Pests of Landscape Plants” Decatur, GA - (16.0 miles) Tired of those pests that eat up everything in your landscape? Come learn how to identify and control them.
Jul 11 “Vermicomposting” Decatur, GA - (16.0 miles) Ever wanted to raise your own worms? Are you wondering what “Worm Farming” or Vermicomposting is, how do you get started and what can it be used for? Come learn these things and more in our vermicomposting class.
Jul 16 - Jul 19 Camp GRACY Jonesboro, GA During this four-day cooking camp, students will build on the understanding of the MyPlate system. Campers will not only engage in hands-on opportunities in the kitchen, they will learn food safety, measuring skills, and developing and following a recipe.
Jul 22 Beneficial Bugs & Georgia Pollinators Griffin, GA - (16.0 miles) Learn about beneficial insects in and around your home and garden with guest presenter Philip Hensley from Spalding County Extension. Join us as we expand our world by shrinking it down to discover pollinators and their pivotal role. Interested parties will receive training on how to participate in the upcoming Great Georgia Pollinator Census. This free program is open to all ages. The program will take place at the library, but please register by calling the Extension Office at 770-467-4225.
Aug 13 “Tree Diagnostics” Decatur, GA - (16.0 miles) Have a yard full of trees and want to know if they are healthy? This workshop will give you signs to look for and what to look out for to make sure your trees are healthy.
Aug 15 “Building the Perfect Soil” Decatur, GA - (16.0 miles) Plants depend on a healthy soil. Come learn how to build a healthy soil for healthy plants.
Aug 26 Lunch & Learn: Pond & Fish Management Forsyth, GA - (41.0 miles) Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! Learn management strategies for a healthy pond ecosystem.
Aug 27 “Getting your Lawn Ready for Winter” Decatur, GA - (16.0 miles) Learn how to establish/maintain fescue, winterize warm season grasses, and what to treat for insects and disease within the lawn.
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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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