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Pest and disease identification is the first step in landscape integrated pest management. Tree borer damage doesn't always show up until the insects are long gone and the bark starts to peel away from the tree.

 

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Learning for Life is the motto of FACS; these programs arm consumers with research-based information for the many facets of your life, including food preservation, financial management, healthy eating habits and more.

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4-H is an educational program teaching leadership, citizenship, public speaking and practical life skills.
The goal is to make learning fun!

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Fall Lawn and Landscape Lectures at the Library

Landscape Water Matters

How much water do plants need? Do dormant plants need water? What are watering restrictions? Get best managament practices answers to these and other questions about landscape management.

When: Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Time: 2-3 p.m.

Where: Hampton Park Library, Settingdown Road

Also coming:

Edible Landscaping with Perennials, 9/29 at Post Road Library

Compost, Soil, and Microbiology, 10/6 at Cumming Library

In case you missed it, here's the archived presentation for

Fall Lawn Care

2014 Cumming Fair

Big changes for this year's fair. The canning competition will still be held, but instead of a bake off we're hosting a school scarecrow competition and showcase. Additional details and the entry forms are below:

School Scarecrow Showcase
Information and Application Packet
Sign Template

Canning Competition
Rules & entry form

 

Forsyth County Extension 2013 ANNUAL REPORT

Read about some of our important programs and accomplishments from the past year.

 

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Forsyth County Quick Stats

Elevation:1100-1200 feet

Chilling Hours

Average Annual: 1929

2013-2014 as of June 12, 2014: 2219

2012-2013: 1918

2011-2012: 816

Rainfall

Average Annual: 50.3"

2014 as of Sept. 3: 31.38"

2013: 76.19"

2012: 41.91"

2011: 44.96"

 


Mission

Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development.

Forsyth County Extension is part of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. We are also an educational resource for the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and the Forsyth County Board of Education.

University of Georgia Extension offers educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap status.

Information can be accessed by way of phone calls, e-mail, classes, newsletters, this website, newspaper columns, and community alerts throughout the year.

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