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Upcoming Events
  • Apr 3 - Apr 4 Cancelled-Spring Home & Garden Show A fun family event featuring award winning products and services for the home and garden. Plants, yard accessories, pots, and more! Free educational activities for children. Perry, GA - (65.0 Miles)
  • Apr 7 - Apr 8 Hay & Baleage Short Course Weed control, sprayer calibration & cleanout, Inoculants and preservatives, matching forage to animal needs, forage testing, soil testing, compaction, & moisture testing, Ag technology, using a Lightbar, UAV demo and variable rate fertilizer. Speakers will be: Dr Lisa Baxter, Brooke Hampton, Wheeler County Agent; Jennifer Miller, Jeff Davis County Agent and Steven Powell, Treutlen County Agent Alamo, GA - (46.0 Miles)
  • Apr 16 - Apr 17 (Postponed) Area Poultry Judging-Toombs County Poultry judging is an evaluation event in which students learn and understand standards used in poultry and egg production and marketing, and to apply the standards in a realistic decision-making situation. During the contest, participants judge both live specimens and market poultry, identify parts of birds already prepared for market, and evaluate eggs as to their quality and readiness for market. For at least one class, typically a live production class, participants are asked to justify their placing decisions through a set of oral reasons. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/poultry/ Lyons, GA - (70.0 Miles)
  • Apr 17 - Apr 18 (Postponed) Area Poultry Judging-Tift County Poultry judging is an evaluation event in which students learn and understand standards used in poultry and egg production and marketing, and to apply the standards in a realistic decision-making situation. During the contest, participants judge both live specimens and market poultry, identify parts of birds already prepared for market, and evaluate eggs as to their quality and readiness for market. For at least one class, typically a live production class, participants are asked to justify their placing decisions through a set of oral reasons. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/poultry/ Tifton, GA - (19.0 Miles)
  • Jun 1 - Jun 2 Manager ServSafe Training UGA Sumter County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. The training is from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, both days. $140.00 Americus, GA - (70.0 Miles)
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Extension News
  • Healthy Homes Healthy Homes From which disinfectants to use to how to properly wash your hands, UGA scientists cover the bases on COVID-19 concerns. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn | Published: 3/26/2020
  • Takeout Safer Takeout Safer Foodborne exposure to virus is not a route of transmission, FDA says. By Cal Powell | Published: 3/26/2020
  • Cotton Market Cotton Market Producers urged to pay close attention to the market, strategize on cost-cutting and improving productivity. By Yangxuan Liu | Published: 3/24/2020
  • Daily Lessons Daily Lessons Lessons are being emailed to students daily from Georgia 4-H educators. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 3/24/2020
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