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Agriculture & Natural Resources


Agriculture and Natural Resources agents are the educational links in relaying current research-based information from the University of Georgia to the local community. Agents teach agriculture and natural resources subject matter and provide educational programs through individual and group instruction.
 

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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.
Soil Testing
Georgia Green Landscape Stewards The Georgia Green Landscape Stewards program provides fact-based information to help businesses and residences in Georgia implement sustainable green practices in their landscape.
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.
UGA Upcoming Events
  • Jun 30 Trees for Bees Trees for Bees- Our pollinators need our help! There are many things that you can do in your landscapes, and one is to plant trees that will encourage bees. Dr. Elizbeth Mccarty will highlight different ornamental trees that can be a magnet for pollinators. This program is an archive session, but Dr. Mccarty will be live to answer questions.
    • Virtual Event
  • Jun 30 Canning Class - Strawberry Jam Summer canning classes with MaryBeth Hornbeck 530 - 8 PM $25 per class (includes light refreshments) To register, call 770-278-7373 Location: 1127 West Avenue SW Conyers, GA 30012
    • Conyers, GA - (44.0 Miles)
  • Jul 7 Identification and Management of Ticks Ticks are one of the most important groups of arthropods due to their ability to transmit several diseases. Protecting yourself, your family, and your pets is important as you enjoy the outdoors. In this presentation, Dr. Nancy Hinkle, UGA Department of Entomology, will be discussing identification of different ticks and management options for consideration.
    • Virtual Event
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