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Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program

This program aims to support beginning farmers and ranchers to help protect the future of food and fiber in Georgia.


Farm Again Program: Soil 101

What: Soil is the foundation of agriculture and soil health is the foundation of sustainable farming. A basic understanding of soil and soil health will help start you on the road to achieve success in your farming operation. In this workshop you will learn about the physical and chemical properties of soils through discussions and demonstrations, and how these properties relate to sustainable agriculture through soil health practices. You will also learn how to sample soils for fertility testing and how to interpret test results. The workshop is taught by Jim Lathem. Jim is the State Soil Scientist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Athens, Georgia.  

Where: UGA Tifton Campus, NESPAL Building: 2356 Rainwater Rd., Tifton, GA 31793

When: Wednesday, May 16th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration: Due to the interactive nature of the workshop space will be limited. A light lunch is included. Registration is free. To register, visit:


Athens-Clarke County Extension 2018 Free Gardening Class Series

What: The Athens-Clarke County Extension 2018 Free Gardening Class Series begins this spring with Herb Gardening: Growing, Harvesting, Preserving. "Please join us for an informative presentation on topics including:Basic growing requirements for most culinary herbs, tips for growing herbs in containers, how and when to harvest your herbs, ideas to use and preserve herbs. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome.

Where: Athens-Clarke County Library, Appleton Auditorium: 2025 Baxter St., Athens, GA 30606

When: Wednesday, May 23 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Registration: Registration is required. Please register by May 22 by contacting ACC Extension at (706)613-3640 or by e-mailing


Georgia Sheep Association Annual Spring Meeting and Workshops

What: "Join us for an excellent meeting! We'll hear the latest info about improving reproduction and lambing, share marketing tips, and learn about NRCS resources. At 1:45 pm, choose one of 4 options: 1) Wool Workshop, 2) Meat Workshop, 3) Tour of new UGA Veterinary Medical Center, 4) early adjournment."

Where: UGA Veterinary Medical Center/Education Center: 2200 College Station Rd., Athens, GA 30602

When: Saturday, June 2nd, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration: This event is free for GA Sheep Members, only $10 for guests. Guests can pay cash/check at the door. Register at: