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Upcoming ANR Events

Gardening and Spicing It Up

Jasper County ANR Agent, Derrick Jones will be hosting a multi-session program with Spalding County FACS Agent, Tracey Saxton at the Jasper County Senior Center throughout the 2023 calendar year. This program is titled Gardening and Spicing It Up which features programs from container gardening to honey tasting to wreath making with muscadine vines. If you have any questions are this program please contact Derrick Jones at 706-468-6479.


Gardening and Spicing It Up - Program at Jasper County Senior CenterGardening and Spicing It Up - Program at Jasper County Senior Center
Beef Quality Assurance Workshop Flyer

Jasper County ANR Agent Derrick Jones and Morgan County ANR Agent Lucy Ray will be hosting a Beef Quality Assurance certification workshop with guest speaker Franklin County ANR Agent Raymond Fitzpatrick. The topics of discussion will include feeds and nutrition, genetic selection, cattle handling, transport and marketing, bio-security, record keeping and more. 

The program will take place Thursday, September 21, 2023 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Morgan Co. Extension Office located at 440 Hancock St., Madison, GA 30650.

Contact the Morgan County office to register. You may stop by in person at 440 Hancock St. in Madison or call 706-342-2214. Please provide your name, email and phone number when registering. Dinner will be served. There is no registration fee - thanks to our sponsor, the Piedmont Cattlemen's Association. Registration deadline is September 18th. Limited spaces available.


Upcoming Events
Feb 21 Kids Cooking Club Conyers, GA - (35.0 miles) 👩‍🍳✨Calling all young chefs! 🌈🍜Our Kids Cooking Club kicks off on February 21, 2024! 📅 Get ready for an experience filled with fun recipes, learning culinary basics, and, most importantly, having an absolute blast! 👱‍👧👨‍🦱🎉Open to kids aged 9-15, it's the perfect opportunity for your little ones to unleash their inner chef! 🍴Secure their spot for a deliciously good time! 🎈👨‍🍳#KidsCookingClub #KidsintheKitchen #YoungChefs #CulinaryFun Kids will learn culinary basics, kitchen safety, and teamwork while fostering lifelong skills and love for cooking.
Feb 21 Walk A Weigh Monroe, GA - (35.0 miles) The Walk-a-Weigh Program is a series of lessons that will teach you how to make the changes you want to make to achieve permanent weight control. Family and Consumer Science Agent Jake Conner, will offer a different class each week to provide you with the skills to improve your food intake, become more physically active and adopt the health habits that will allow you to stay happy and healthy for a long time. Each class also includes educational handouts and activities that will reinforce what you have learned. This series will begin on Wednesday, January 31st at 5:30 pm. We will have our nutrition lesson and then walk for approximately 45 minutes. We will have class rain or shine!
Feb 22 - Feb 24 ServSafe Manager Training Elberton, GA - (78.0 miles) The next ServSafe™ Manager Training is scheduled for February 22-23, 2024. You must pre-register for the class. The cost of the class is $150. The cost to re-test is $70 as long as you have access to a current copy of the Revised 7th Edition ServSafe Manager book with the 2022 FDA Food Code Updates. The class will be held at the Elbert County Extension Office (Paul J Blackwell Learning Center) 373 Campbell Street Elberton, GA 30635. For more information, contact Christa Campbell at (706) 283-2037 or download the registration form from our website at https://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/elbert.html
Feb 22 Walk-a-Weigh Morning Session Conyers, GA - (31.0 miles) Ready to take care of your health in the new year? Join us! Walk-a-Weigh is an award-winning program offered by UGA Cooperative Extension. In just a few short weeks, you can learn the skills for permanent weight loss and health. The program is inexpensive, fun and effective. Just a few changes in your eating and activity habits can have a BIG IMPACT on your health and well-being for a lifetime. Each Walk-a-Weigh session will include a lesson on ways to control your weight, a taste-test of a healthy recipe, and time for the group to walk together. Each session is limited to 25 participants.
Feb 22 Walk-a-Weigh Morning Session Conyers, GA - (31.0 miles) Ready to take care of your health in the new year? Join us! Walk-a-Weigh is an award-winning program offered by UGA Cooperative Extension. In just a few short weeks, you can learn the skills for permanent weight loss and health. The program is inexpensive, fun and effective. Just a few changes in your eating and activity habits can have a BIG IMPACT on your health and well-being for a lifetime. Each Walk-a-Weigh session will include a lesson on ways to control your weight, a healthy recipe idea, and time for the group to walk together. Each session is limited to 25 participants.
Feb 22 Landscape Pest Management Washington, GA - (66.0 miles) Dr. Shimat Joseph is coming to talk about how to treat and prevent pest in your landscape. This class will be from 10 AM - 12 PM. You will be able to obtain pesticide credits if you attend. You can earn 1 hr for private 10 and 2 hrs for a category 24 license.
Feb 22 Backyard Gardening: Seed Starting & Propagation Conyers, GA - (35.0 miles) The second class for Rockdale County's Backyard Gardening series... Seed starting and propagation! Join us for this interactive program where you will learn how to start seeds, different propagation techniques, and get to go home with your own started seeds! The program will be held on February 22nd from 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM. Pre-registration is required, and there will be a cost of $10. Please call the office to register or stop by and see us!
Feb 22 Walk-a-Weigh Evening Session Conyers, GA - (31.0 miles) Ready to take care of your health in the new year? Join us! Walk-a-Weigh is an award-winning program offered by UGA Cooperative Extension. In just a few short weeks, you can learn the skills for permanent weight loss and health. The program is inexpensive, fun and effective. Just a few changes in your eating and activity habits can have a BIG IMPACT on your health and well-being for a lifetime. Each Walk-a-Weigh session will include a lesson on ways to control your weight, a taste-test of a healthy recipe, and time for the group to walk together. Each session is limited to 25 participants.
Feb 22 Help on the Homestead Series Hartwell, GA - (88.0 miles) Do you have small acreage and want to begin a farm? Join us for this program series where we will learn about different farming pathways for small acreage!   This series will have a weekly session on Thursdays in which we will focus on a different homesteading topic! Each of the sessions is from 6:00-7:00 at the Hart EMC Meeting Room. When you register, you will be able to select which of the classes you would like to attend, whether that is just one or all five! The following are the dates and topics for the five Help on the Homestead sessions:  Session One: February 15 - Goat and Sheep Production Session Two: February 22 - Managing Small Scale Beef Operations Session Three: February 29 - Managing Backyard Flocks Session Four: March 7 - Home Fruit and Vegetable Production  Session Five: March 14 - Food Preservation and Taking your Products to Market We hope to see you in February and March to learn more about how to get the most out of your small acreage! 
Feb 26 Parenting Workshops Monroe, GA - (35.0 miles) UGA Extension Walton County are teaming up to present a series of parenting workshops for local families. Meals and Childcare will be provided. For more information on topics or to register, please contact the Walton County Extension office, or email Jake Conner at Jake.conner20@uga.edu
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