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Holiday Season 2017

Published on 11/16/2017

Celebrate the holidays with the writers and experts from UGA Cooperative Extension and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. With tips on everything from cooking the turkey to natural holiday decorations, we're committed to putting Georgia in the holiday spirit. 

Christmas Trees UGA Extension offers safety tips on Christmas tree management. Published December 08, 2017Author:

I always feel festive when I see trees decorated this time of year. If you decide to put a tree up in your home or office, follow these safety tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to keep you, your family members and friends safe.

Golden Berry Berries come in yellow, too, thanks to native hollies like possumhaw and winterberry. Published December 07, 2017Author:

This time of the year, everyone is thinking of decking the halls with hollies and their colorful red berries, but you just may want to consider adding a touch of gold. Can you even imagine hollies with bright golden berries? These would show out in the landscape like small trees or shrubs adorned with a thousand little golden lights — and the same for the mantel! My preference, however, would be to see birds celebrating with a Christmas feast.

UGA Ag Forecast UGA economists to tackle commodity prices, rural development and agriculture policy during 2018 Ag Forecast. Published December 05, 2017Author:

The Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series will be held Jan. 30 through Feb. 7 at six sites across the state. University of Georgia agricultural economists will present insights into the latest market and regulatory conditions for the state’s largest industry — agriculture.

PlantTape Technology All parts of onion production are being evaluated, including fertilizer and herbicide applications. Published December 05, 2017Author:

As Georgia Vidalia onion producers plant next year’s crop, they are transplanting the onions, or physically placing the plants into a hole dug in the ground. Farmers may soon be using a new method that literally rolls the plants into the soil.

Farm Business Success Journey Farmer Program helps farmers build their businesses. Published December 04, 2017Author:

Dennis Hollingsworth was fresh out of college the first time he tried running a farm. It was the early 1980s in south Georgia, and he stuck with it for four years in some of the toughest economic conditions since the Great Depression. Then he left for an IT job.

Online Shopping Make online shopping a good experience by following advice from UGA Extension. Published December 04, 2017Author:

With Christmas coming at lightning speed, the majority of us will be searching for gifts for our loved ones. The coming days will be a fury of purchasing and wrapping gifts to put under the tree. If you choose to shop online, be safe and snag the perfect gift by following these tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.

Plants in Space UGA students work with U.S. space agency to help shape the future of farming. Published December 01, 2017Author:

When the public thinks of NASA, the first images that come to mind are often rockets or satellites. In the future, images of greenhouses might also make the list.

Roadside Show GDOT flower plantings make roadsides beautiful and can grow in home gardens, too. Published November 29, 2017Author:

The Georgia Department of Transportation has planted cosmos alongside interstates in Georgia. GDOT is revved up and planting pollinator-attracting flowers along the highway system. Although considered an annual, cosmos are perfect for this use as they give a perennial-like performan 0010 ce by reseeding. 5FF4

Corn Crop Corn farmers reported yields that were between 8 and 12 percent below average. Published November 29, 2017Author:

Georgia’s corn yields were lower than expected this season due to prolonged cloudy conditions this summer, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension corn, soybean and small grains agronomist Reagan Noland.

Homemade Gifts Follow UGA Extension advice to make sure you give safely prepared homemade foods. Published November 28, 2017Author:

You look at the pretty relish, salsa or preserve in the glass jar your friend or co-worker gave you. Then the wondering begins; is the canned food gift safe to eat? While it is not possible to guarantee safety with homemade food items, there are some pointers to keep in mind as you look at that gift and decide how – or even if – to enjoy it.

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Formerly referred to as FACES, our media newswire continues to feature stories from the CAES news team relating to family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences, as well as UGA Extension news.


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