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.
For questions regarding soil testing or other Agricultural and Natural Resources services, please contact either our North (404-613-7670) or South (404-762-4077) offices.
We Are Hiring!
Georgia Master Composer Program
This fall, we will be offering a Master Composter Course in partnership with the Atlanta Community Recycling Coalition. The cost is $200, and classes will be held weekly on Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. September 5th through October 31st. The class will be held at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. We are accepting applications now through August 9, 2019. After that, there will be interviews and those accepted will be notified. To receive an application, please call Yvette Davis at 404-762-4077 or Tara Raymond at 404-613-7670 and it will be emailed to you.
June 2019 Classes
Train the Trainer Program
Wednesday, June 19th
7 pm - 8 pm
Old Rucker Park Farm
860 Rucker Road, Alpharetta
Learn how to identify the common beneficial insects in your garden to get ready for the Great Pollinator Census of 2019!
Good Dirt: Soil 101
Thursday, June 27th
10 am - 1 pm
Location TBD - check the blog for updates
A healthy crop from the ground up! Learn about how to get the most out of your soil and compost through this interactive workshop.
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.
Summer Drought link Dryland peanuts, which make up about half of Georgia's annual peanut crop, have been vulnerable to dry conditions this summer.
Pecan Field Day link Growers invited to learn the latest research on pecan production in Appling County.
Corn Irrigation link UGA Extension specialist says irrigation streaking a problem in Georgia fields this year.