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Vegetable Gardening 101 Class
Come & Learn Event: Butterflies and Moths of Southern Appalachia
From Our Blog- A Fruitful Discussion
Carpenter bees may cause damage to homes and wooden structures Posted by Ashley Hoppers on Mar 28, 2022 As spring brings warmer temperatures and the dormant world begins to wake, we’re seeing all sorts of plant an animal activity in our yards. If you’re one of the many homeowners noticing small sawdust piles appearing on your wooden porch or around your home, take note as this is a...
Advective Freeze Warning for Fruit Growers Posted by Dr. David Lockwood, Fruit and Nut Crops Extension Specialist and Ashley Hoppers, UGA Extension Agent on Mar 11, 2022 Over the weekend we are anticipating a classic “advective freeze” event, which does not bode will for southeastern fruit growers. An arctic air mass is moving across the country that is projected to affect the entire eastern portion of the country.  With it, daytime conditions may be cool to cold, cloudy...
The gift that keeps on giving
The gift that keeps on giving Posted by Ashley Hoppers on Feb 11, 2022 Did your vegetable garden, fruit orchard, or pasture not perform as you would have hoped last year? While environmental extremes, such as excessive rain or dry spells, and pests and diseases can cause trouble, rarely is one factor to blame for an ailing garden. Regardless of what the causal agents...
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  • $4 for 4-H $4 for 4-H The “$4 for 4-H” online fundraiser for the Georgia 4-H Foundation has become an annual tradition on April 4. By Josie Smith | Published: 3/29/2023
  • 2023 Russell Awards 2023 Russell Awards The University of Georgia has recognized three faculty members with the Russell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the university’s highest early career teaching honor for outstanding and innovative instruction. By Hannah Gallant | Published: 3/28/2023
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Upcoming Events
Mar 31 Journeyman Farmer Training-Small Ruminant Production Carrollton, GA Carroll, Haralson, and Paulding County Extension are hosting a Journeyman Farmer program that provides comprehensive training for beginning farmers.  The program requires two-step training and the ability to complete online training modules and in-person class meetings. Step 1: Small Farm Business Planning (March 31, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM) Step 2: Small Ruminant Production Online & In-Person Training (April 10, April 24, May 8, and May 22).  Participants must complete Step One before participating in Step Two. Step 3: Intern-Mentorship Opportunities The cost for the program is $80.00.  Registration will close on March 23, 2022.
Apr 1 - Apr 3 Georgia 4-H Senior Conference - 9th - 12th grades Eatonton, GA Weekend event for Senior 4-H members in grades 9 - 12. Activities include a motivational speaker, college and share fair, and semi-formal dinner and dance.
Apr 1 - Apr 2 Project SAFE Sporting Clays Invitational Sparta, GA 4-H Target Sport event

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