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Located in our new facility since June, 2013.  Our facility also houses the Farm Service Agency and Natural Resource Conservation Offices.

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Extension News
  • 2020 Ag Forecast 2020 Ag Forecast link Jeffrey Dorfman will serve as keynote speaker at the annual seminar series. By Clint Thompson | Published: 12/4/2019
  • Muscadine Study Muscadine Study link Muscadines handle nematode pressure better than grapes but they are not immune. By Chad Cain | Published: 12/4/2019
  • Nights and Lights Nights and Lights link The eighth annual December Nights and Holiday Lights shines bright this winter. By Sadie Lackey | Published: 12/3/2019
  • Winter Chores Winter Chores link UGA Extension expert says winter is a time for garden chores, too. By Paul Pugliese | Published: 12/3/2019
  • Junior Conference Junior Conference link Georgia 4-H District Junior Boards of Directors plan event for their peers. By Cristina deRevere | Published: 12/2/2019
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Extension Publications
  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
  • 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.
  • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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Upcoming Events
  • Dec 14 - Dec 15 Land Judging Certified Coaches' Training Land Judging Certified Coaches' Training Eatonton, GA - (180.0 Miles)
  • Dec 14 - Dec 15 Fall Forum Fall Forum Eatonton, GA - (180.0 Miles)
  • Dec 14 Commercial Dairy Heifer Show Clinics Morgan County Extension will conduct two learning clinics for commercial dairy heifer program exhibitors emphasizing dairy heifer nutrition, health, and showmanship. Any Georgia 4-H or FFA member showing a commercial dairy heifer is welcome to attend with their animal(s). There is a $10.00 fee per exhibitor or animal if showing more than 1 heifer to cover supplies. The first clinic, Saturday, December 14, 2019, will cover basic halter breaking/showmanship, administer vaccines, deworm, weigh and dehorn (if needed) and body condition score heifers. The second clinic on more advanced skills to be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020. At this clinic participants will progress to more advance showmanship, trim feet and body condition score heifers again. Please note that heifers DO NOT have to be WELL halter broken to attend—-this is a learning experience! RSVP no later than Monday, December 9, 2019 for the first clinic and Monday, January 6, 2020 for the second clinic to assure adequate amounts of supplies. Madison, GA - (195.0 Miles)
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