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Emergency Preparedness 2017

Published on 09/07/2017

Did you know that University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has a library of information on how to prepare for and recover from natural disasters and household emergencies? From packing an emergency preparedness kit to rehabbing a water logged landscape, Georgians can find the emergency information they need by visiting extension.uga.edu/topic-areas/timely-topics/emergencies.html .

Fall Gardening 2017

Published on 08/31/2017

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers fall gardening advice through this year's Fall Gardening 2017 packet. These articles are written specifically for Georgia gardens, from novice to advanced 'green thumbs.' For more help on specific topics, contact your local UGA Extension agent or read the UGA Extension publications at http://extension.uga.edu/publications.html.

Kids Cooking Competition Fulton Fresh's school-aged chefs wow their adult counterparts with cooking skill, creativity and cooperation. Published June 15, 2017Author:

When it comes to grilled cheese sandwiches, there are about as many variations as there are chefs: tangy sandwiches made of cheddar with hearty wheat bread and creamy versions made of smoked Gouda with crusty French bread. The 15 school-aged children who competed at the inaugural Fulton Fresh Kids’ Cooking Competition left no sandwich concept unexplored as they competed in teams and flexed their grilled cheese expertise. 

Forest Herbicide Workshop Workshop will be held at the Tift County UGA Cooperative Extension office. Published June 15, 2017Author:

Foresters, forest herbicide applicators, land managers and landowners interested in maintaining effective forest herbicide programs are encouraged to attend the University of Georgia Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources’ Forest Herbicide Workshop. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 18, and Wednesday, July 19, at the Tift County UGA Cooperative Extension office.

4-H20 Camp Annual camp attracts 4-H members from south Georgia counties. Published June 15, 2017Author:

South Georgia 4-H members learned the importance of water conservation during the 4-H20 Camp’s stop at the University of Georgia’s C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park (SIRP) in Camilla, Georgia, on Wednesday, June 14.

Colorful Coleus Coleus' bright colors beat the heat during oppressive Georgia summers. Published June 15, 2017Author:

It seems the coleus is worth its weight in gold in the landscape this time of the year. They offer a persevering performance and flaming color during the hottest part of the summer, which puts it among the best buys for your gardening dollar.

Corn Boil 2017 Annual corn boil lunch set for June 27 at J. Phil Campbell Research and Education Center. Published June 14, 2017Author:

Conceived of as a way to introduce neighbors to the farm’s research when the 1,055-acre farm was operated by the USDA, the center’s annual corn boil is just what it sounds like — a feast made from the corn grown on the property.

Organic Farm Tour UGA's organic agriculture researchers host farm tour in Watkinsville on June 29. Published June 14, 2017Author:

In its sixth year, UGA’s Organic Farm Twilight Tour is a chance to stroll around UGA’s 90-acre organic research and horticulture farm and learn about the latest in organic growing methods.

Drought & Lawns To help turfgrass recover from last year's drought, follow these tips from UGA Extension. Published June 12, 2017Author:

Last year’s prolonged drought has extended into this year. Lawns that were in poor health before the drought are having trouble greening up now. If you’re reviving a spotty lawn, 004A perk it up with help from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.   5FF4

Learning Responsibility Youth learn responsibility by caring for and showing livestock. Published June 12, 2017Author:

I am passionate about youth livestock projects. I think youth livestock projects, like showing hogs, cattle, goats, lambs or even horses, are one of the most valuable and rewarding experiences out there for youth today. How many other activities teach the level of responsibility that’s required of someone showing an animal at a livestock show?

Crop Protection Careers Student-organized crop tour helps CAES grad students explore the opportunities after graduation. Published June 12, 2017Author:

The search for a perfect job can feel like a major quest. That quest turns literal for a group of University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) students for one week each summer.

Blood Lily Gardeners will carry a torch if they plant a cluster of vibrant African blood lilies. Published June 08, 2017Author:

The African blood lily is known botanically as Scadoxus multiflorus. It is in the Amaryllis family and is indeed native to South Africa. A lot of literature suggests it is perennial only for zones 9 to 11, but it is not hard to find long-term trials where it survives in zone 7b with great winter drainage.


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