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Upcoming Events
Feb 9 - Mar 15 Journeyman Farmer Small Fruit and Vegetable Training Registration Open Carrollton, GA - (199.0 miles) UGA Extension in Carroll, Haralson, & Paulding Counties are hosting a Journeyman Farmer Certification program that provides comprehensive training for beginning farmers. Registration closes on March 15. Class dates are listed below. The program requires a two-step training: Step 1 - Small Farm Business Planning-In person, Friday March 22 - 9 am until 5 pm. Step 2 – Step 2- Small Fruit & Vegetable Production In-person training (with required at-home, online preparation) Wednesdays, April 10, April 24, and May 1- In person 6:30PM- 8:30PM Step 3- Hands-on-Production & Intern/Mentorship Opportunities -By application, dependent on availability of mentor/intern farm and successful completion of Steps 1 and 2. Cost: $75 *Participants must complete Step One Small Farm Business Planning before participating in Step Two. For more information, contact the Carroll County Extension Office at 770-836-8546 or register by mail using the attached form.
Mar 6 ServSafe Manager Certification Waycross, GA - (114.0 miles) In partnership with Coastal Pines Technical College, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension/Ware County provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF. Certification is good for five(5) years. This is a one(1) day course.
Mar 7 Introduction to Home Canning: The Basics Thomasville, GA - (8.0 miles) Join Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, Olivia Tumlin, for an interactive learning session on the basics of home food preservation and canning! Bring your lunch and try some preserves. In this workshop, we'll cover equipment, food safety, and procedures. This class serves as the introduction to a Home Food Preservation series - keep an eye out for future canning classes!
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Ron Walcott
Ron Walcott University of Georgia vice provost for graduate education, dean of the Graduate School and plant pathology professor, Ron Walcott helps students and colleagues find their sense of place at the university. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 2/29/2024
Georgia 4-H Day at the Capitol
Georgia 4-H Day at the Capitol Georgia 4-H Day at the Capitol brought 4-H’ers, staff, volunteers and elected officials together in Atlanta as more than 700 people celebrated a day of civic engagement and leadership. By Josie Smith | Published: 2/28/2024
Many Paths, One Mission
Many Paths, One Mission ODIE will continue to provide its full slate of student support services and programming, including recruitment and retention, professional development, training and mentoring initiatives, working beyond race and ethnicity to work with all first-generation students, including rural and urban students. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 2/27/2024
2024 Farm Stress Summit
2024 Farm Stress Summit UGA Extension will convene with producers, providers and supporting organizations in Jasper, Georgia, on March 20. By Jordan Powers | Published: 2/26/2024
Extension Publications
Vegetable Garden Calendar
Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines
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.
Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management
Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management (C 1042) Learn 10 strategies for better time management, including knowing how to spend your time, setting priorities, using planning tools, getting organized, scheduling, delegating, and avoiding procrastinating, wasting time, and multitasking.
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