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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 22 Farm to School Farmer Forum Barrow County School Nutrition is actively seeking more locally produced food to serve in their cafeterias and is willing to pay competitive prices and accept both small and large quantities. Farmers, please join us for the following sessions aimed at increasing local procurement. This event is free due to funding by a USDA Farm to School grant. Session materials, coffee, refreshments, and lunch by Chef John Huff are included as a part of this program. - Selling to the School, our local school nutrition coordinators will discuss the ins and outs of selling local agricultural products to the school, followed by a Q&A, and facilitated discussion on how to make the process more workable for all involved - Food Safety on the Farm, review of on-farm and transportation food safety - Maintaining Quality through Harvest and Post-Harvest Practices, UGA Extension specialist Dr. Tim Coolong will discuss best practices for harvest and post-harvest storage to maintain peak quality of locally grown produce. Winder, GA - (50.0 Miles)
  • Feb 24 - Mar 16 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) A free tax preparation and electronic filing service offered by volunteers. This service is by appointment only. Appointments available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Forsyth, GA - (40.0 Miles)
  • Feb 25 Radon In Your Home An educational class discussing Radon awareness. This program will be led by Derek Cooper, UGA Extension Radon Educator. The program is free and open to the public. Test kits for both air and water will be available for purchase. Please call to reserve your spot for this informative class. Forsyth, GA - (40.0 Miles)
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Extension Publications
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
  • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
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