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  • Garden Notes for August Posted by 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 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 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
  • Mar 26 Ferns of the Southeast (Zoom) 350 million years ago, these feathery fronds were born. Still loved today, gardeners plant them in garden beds, pots, and wooded areas. Any hike through a forest will showcase these ancient survivors. Without seed formation, these primitive plants rely on spores for reproduction. North Fulton Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Donna Whitesel will share all about ferns and how to grow them in this class. This series of five classes will begin Sunday, March 5, 2023, and will be available through live Zoom webinars and Facebook Live. The classes will be available for later viewing at
    • Virtual Event
  • Mar 27 ServSafe Manager Certification Training & Exam- Athens- Clarke County University of Georgia Cooperative Extension- Athens/Clarke County provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF.
    • Bogart, GA - (91.0 Miles)
  • Mar 27 Backyard Poultry Series 2023 Are you looking to start a backyard flock, or do you already have a flock of your own but would like to learn more? This series is for you! This unique opportunity allows participants to choose just how in-depth they would like to travel in their poultry knowledge journey. Choose to join for the 4-part webinar portion or choose to join the webinars PLUS a hands-on workshop day. March 6th: Basic Management (Webinar) March 13th: Nutrition for Small Flocks (Webinar) March 20th: Breeds and Selection (Webinar) March 27th: Disease Prevention and Biosecurity (Webinar) March 28th: Hands-on Workshop (Optional)
    • Virtual Event
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  • Climate Adapted Pecans Climate Adapted Pecans An international team of researchers, including four faculty from CAES, has received a USDA NIFA award for the second phase of a study on one of Georgia’s top commodities: the pecan. By Jordan Powers | Published: 3/21/2023
  • Flavor of Georgia Flavor of Georgia Judges tasted their way through 124 products entered by 82 Georgia businesses in the first round of judging for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ annual Flavor of Georgia food product contest on March 10, selecting 36 finalists who will compete in the final round of competition on March 28. By Lillian Dickens | Published: 3/16/2023
  • Ag Tech Changemakers Ag Tech Changemakers Georgia 4-H created the 4-H Ag Tech Changemakers program to expand the subject area coverage to include agriculture-specific skills, and youth take the skills they learn to provide outreach programming to their local farming communities. By Josie Smith | Published: 3/15/2023
  • FDA Review FDA Review Francisco Diez, director of the UGA Center for Food Safety, was selected as one of six experts to conduct the evaluation. By Jennifer L Reynolds | Published: 3/14/2023
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