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Tift County Producer Update Blog
  • Happy Thanksgiving! Posted by on Nov 25, 2020 Happy Thanksgiving from the Tift County Extension Office. We hope you and your family enjoy the holiday and please remember to save room for pie, I forget every year.
  • Weekly County Update 11/13/2020 Posted by on Nov 13, 2020 Not much cotton was picked this week because of the rain and Eta. I think Eta changed directions about 17 times but now she’s projected to move across Florida and out into the Atlantic by Thursday night. I hate to keep talking about it but currently there is another tropical...
  • Weekly County Update 11/6/2020 Posted by on Nov 6, 2020 Our new Tri-County Vegetable Agent, Ty Torrance, started this week. I’ll be getting Ty around to visit and meet our vegetable producers here soon. We have some late cotton that should be getting defoliated soon. Boll rot caused us to chase some cotton this year. Next year we’re going to...
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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.
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.
  • Food Waste Food Waste Smaller households tend to waste more food, according to a study by UGA economists. By Josh Paine | Published: 11/25/2020
  • Pecan Quality Pecan Quality The findings could also help producers improve quality, increase shelf life. By Allison Fortner | Published: 11/24/2020
  • 4-H'er joins UGA Equestrian 4-H'er joins UGA Equestrian Allie Ann Wheeler is a senior at Thomas County Central High School. By Austin Clark | Published: 11/24/2020
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Upcoming Events:
  • Nov 30 Adding Financial Power to Your Week-Virtual Series Session 4 -Preparing for Tax Season with Faith Rasmussen, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Coordinator This virtual series will be held via Zoom each Monday (except 11/23) in November at 2PM. Join in and learn ways to add financial power to your week.
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  • Nov 30 - Dec 7 Farmers Market Vendor Series UGA Extension Carroll County will be hosting a webinar series focused on how to sell locally grown and processed food products at Georgia farmers markets. The series will cover topics such as: Things you should know if you want to sell at a farmers market, GA licensing and safety, marketing and pricing your products, selling local meats and selling local produce.
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  • Dec 1 - Dec 2 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam UGA Rockdale County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. The training is from 9am - 3:30pm, both days. $140.00
    • Conyers, GA
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