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Georgia Agriculture Sales Tax Exemption Program (GATE)

The Georgia Department of Agriculture is implementing a sales tax program for agricultural producers. Producer must submit an application and payment to become part of the program. More information is available at the GATE website.


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Upcoming Events
  • May 17 - May 19 POSTPONED: General HACCP Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a preventive plan which identifies hazards and documents the activities needed to control or eliminate them. HACCP is a necessary part of any Food Safety Program and is required by all governmental agencies (FDA, USDA, and GA Dept. Ag). This class will delve into the seven principles of HACCP, explain how to create these programs, and discuss their implementation and continued management. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a HACCP Certificate from the International HACCP Alliance.
    • Athens, GA - (59.0 Miles)
  • May 18 Just for the Health of It: Home Edition Just for the Health of It: Home Edition is a monthly, 1-hour webinar streamed on Facebook live. Bibb and Clayton County Extension offices collaborate to teach ways to manage and reduce the risk of chronic disease and offer live cooking demonstrations highlighting the topic of the session.
    • Virtual Event
  • May 19 Forage Field Day Bale Grazing--Phillip Brown, NRCS Grassland Conservationist Herbicide Control in Pastures and Hayfields, Dr. Patrick McCullough, UGA Crops & Soil Sciences Pest Control in Forage, Mrs. Shanna Reynolds, UGA Extension Agent, Oglethorpe County and Mr. Monte Stephens, UGA Extension Agent, Greene County Managing High Fertilizer Prices, Ms. Lucy Ray, UGA Extension Agent, Morgan County Sprayer Calibration, Brennan Jackson, UGA Extension Agent, Jones County and Mrs. Carole Knight, UGA Extension Agent, Madison County 2 Hours Pesticide Credit available: Categories: 21, 22, 25, 33 and Private. 1 Hour BQA Certification
    • Greensboro, GA - (38.0 Miles)
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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.

Production Agriculture:
Statewide Variety Testing
Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
UGA Weather Network
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
Pesticide Safety Education
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
Farmgate Value Report
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
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Home & Garden:
Soil Testing
Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
Pest Management
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
Household Water Quality
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
Home Garden Publication Series
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Soil Testing
Georgia Green Landscape Stewards The Georgia Green Landscape Stewards program provides fact-based information to help businesses and residences in Georgia implement sustainable green practices in their landscape.
Schools:
Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.