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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

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Upcoming Events
Sep 20 Northeast Georgia Master Cattlemen's Program Crawford, GA - (223.0 miles) The UGA Beef Team is excited to offer the Master Cattlemen's Program. This program involves detailed, in-depth educational seminars related to beef cattle. The program lasts 8 weeks and meets on Monday evenings Sept 13-Nov 1 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. This program is being co-hosted by Madison and Oglethorpe Counties.
Sep 23 - Sep 27 SRTLC - 4-H Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference Crossville, GA - (366.0 miles) The Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference (SRTLC) is a first-of-its-kind, multi-state 4-H conference created to bring together 4-H teens and adults to empower & inspire them to make a positive change across the southern region through youth-adult partnerships. Georgia 4-H participates as one of several host states for SRTLC each year.georgia4h.org/srtlc
Sep 23 Let's Have a Block Party Watkinsville, GA - (212.0 miles) This 2-hour session will review how to guide children’s early learning experiences using blocks as the tools to support their development. The class will be offered in-person with limited seats and virtually via ZOOM. The ZOOM link will be sent to those wanting to participate virtually once you register for the class.
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Faculty Exchange Program
Faculty Exchange Program UGA was one of two U.S. institutions selected as hosts for the 2022-23 Faculty Exchange Program in African Veterinary Science. By Laurie McLennan | Published: 9/17/2021
UGA Radon Program
UGA Radon Program UGA’s Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories radon program has influenced national standards in radon testing. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 9/16/2021
Young Senegalese Farmers
Young Senegalese Farmers In a Sept. 22 webinar, researchers from UGA and Virginia Tech will present early findings from research exploring why young people abandon agriculture in Senegal, where more than 1,000 peanut-growing households were surveyed. By Allison Floyd | Published: 9/16/2021
Bug Lighting
Bug Lighting Turning off exterior lights or changing bulb types can cut down on buggy night visitors. By Paul Pugliese | Published: 9/15/2021
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.
Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water
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.
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