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  • Garden Notes for August Posted by bljack on Aug 28, 2019 Protect yourself from the heat, clean up the garden for winter, prepare the soil for next garden season, plant your fall veggies.
  • Native Ornamentals Posted by bljack on Aug 21, 2019 Native plants have many good qualities going for them. They have evolved locally and have withstood the test of time.
  • August Tips for the Yard Posted by bljack on Aug 14, 2019 There are many other important jobs that should be taken care of in your yard as well. Below is a list of activities that will help your home look its best, no matter how hot it is.
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Diagnostic Services Available:

* Soil Testing - $ 13.00 per sample ( Soil Bags Available at Extension  Office )
* Water Testing - Varies depending on the test required ( Test Kits available at Extension Office )
* Forage and Hay Testing - $ 44.00 per sample (depending on the type of test requested)
Plant Tissue Diagnostics - $ 28.00 per sample
* Weed Identification - No Charge
* Insect Identification - No Charge


ANR Events
  • Sep 23 Beef Cattle 201 This is a workshop designed for cattle producers interested in enhancing conservation on their farms and improving their economic production. Topics include Economics, Market Outlook, Forage & Herd Management, Reproduction, Beef Quality Assurance (BQA), and more.
    • Thomaston, GA - (131.0 Miles)
  • Sep 25 - Sep 26 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam - Grady County You can receive your ServSafe Manager Certification through this nationally recognized food safety sanitation course. The class is 12+ instruction hours and exam proctored by a Certified ServSafe Trainer. This course meets the new GA Food Code requirements, is certified through the National Restaurant Association, and includes the course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instruction, and refreshments. Successful completion of the exam provides certification. The class fee of $150.00 includes a course book, supplies, educational materials, exams, and instructions.
    • Cairo, GA - (274.0 Miles)
  • Sep 26 - Sep 27 CANCELLED - ServSafe Manager Two-Day Training We provide Georgia's food service industry with food safety training using the National and Georgia Restaurant Associations ServSafe® program. UGA Extension has been offering ServSafe® manager and employee (Food Handler) certification programs throughout the state since 1997. The ServSafe® Manager Exam is a very detailed 90-question multiple choice test. Examinees must score a 70% to obtain ServSafe® Manager Certification. Each two-day course offered includes course instruction by a certified ServSafe® instructor and proctor, an updated ServSafe® Manager book, a certification exam and light refreshments. The course goes from 9 am-3:30 pm on both days with a break for lunch on your own.
    • Conyers, GA - (83.0 Miles)
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  • Gerald Henry Gerald Henry The University of Georgia’s Athletic Association Endowed Professor of Environmental Turfgrass Science leads a research team in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences committed to creating sports fields that look good and perform well to limit the occurrence of injuries. By Scott Michaux | Published: 9/6/2023
  • Testing Sanitizers Testing Sanitizers Used in disinfection of dental, medical and surgical equipment, peracetic acid shows promise. By Jennifer L Reynolds | Published: 8/29/2023
  • 4-H State Congress 4-H State Congress State Congress features the state-level Project Achievement and Leadership in Action contests as well as recognition of youth development professionals, supporters and public officials for their contributions to the success of 4-H in Georgia. By Josie Smith | Published: 8/24/2023
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