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Latest Tiny House Georgia Organics, UGA team up again to provide safe, cozy housing to young Georgia farmers Published February 23, 2017Author:

It’s only 175 square feet, but it’s cozy, clean and makes all the difference in the world to a young farmer who is learning to work the land.

Journeyman Farmers New farmers celebrate graduation from the Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program at the 20th Anniversary Georgia Organics Conference. Published February 23, 2017Author:

Cheered on by the more than 1,000 attendees at the 20th Anniversary Georgia Organics Conference, four fledgling Georgia farmers celebrated their graduation from Georgia’s Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program — an innovative training program for beginning farmers.

Landscape Grasses UGA, USDA partnership results in three new little bluestem grasses. Published February 22, 2017Author:

Landscapers can soon add a bit of Georgia’s historical Piedmont and native prairies to their designs thanks to the creation of three new little bluestem perennial grasses, released through a University of Georgia and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) partnership.

Flavor of Georgia 2017 Entrepreneurs from all corners of the state selected to compete in the University of Georgia's Flavor of Georgia contest. Published February 22, 2017Author:

Judges have selected 33 products to compete in the final round of the University of Georgia’s 2017 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest in Atlanta on March 21.

Onion HOF Vidalia Onion Committee honors UGA scientist for his research on Georgia-grown sweet onions. Published February 22, 2017Author:

Ron Gitaitis, a plant pathologist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, was inducted into the Vidalia Onion Hall of Fame by the Vidalia Onion Committee at the committee’s annual awards banquet, held on Feb. 4 at the Vidalia Community Center in Vidalia, Georgia.

Watermelon Crop An estimated 20,000 acres of watermelons are produced every year in Georgia. Published February 21, 2017Author:

The cost of controlling plant diseases combined with the cost of irrigation continues to push Georgia watermelon growers to become more innovative and productive, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable horticulturist Tim Coolong.

Ghanaian farmers honored The Ghanaian government honored farmers in the small village of Dagomba for their willingness to learn new best practices and teach others. Published February 17, 2017Author:

A few years ago, peanut farmers in the Dagomba village in the Ashanti region of Ghana had little training in how to grow, dry and store their crop in a way that would increase yield and improve quality. They planted the same variety that has grown in the region for decades and hoped that rains would fall at the right time to make a good crop. They harvested whenever they could and spread the nuts out on the ground to dry in the sun. But when offered the chance to learn improved techniques, they took advantage and have results to show for it.

Arbor Day For Georgians looking to plant trees the time is now; Georgia's Arbor Day is on Feb. 17 Published February 16, 2017Author:

It’s Arbor Day again, and that means it’s time for Georgians interested in adding trees to their landscape to get those trees in the ground.

Healthy Trees Common lawn herbicides can cause lasting damage to landscape trees if not used carefully. Published February 16, 2017Author:

It can take years for a tree to reach full maturity, but it only takes one or two seasons of damage to irreparably harm the biggest and most expensive piece of a well-designed landscape.

Container herbs Herbs can provide flavor to dishes and color, texture to container gardens. Published February 16, 2017Author:

Remember parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme when you design mixed containers. These four herbs will allow you to create interest through foliage, add a touch of fragrance, dazzle with color from flowers, bring in a few butterflies, freshen your breath and season like a chef.

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