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July 2015

July 20, 2015 - Making the Most from Cover Crops for Soil Fertility
Monday 6-7 p.m.

This class will be on the topic of "Cover Crops" and their importance in regard to soil fertility. Why cover crops? Cover crops can provide several benefits which include:controlling erosion, improving soil quality, increasing water infiltration and storage, and retaining nutrients. 

Wayfarer Music Hall
114 North Broad St.
Monroe, GA 30655

Please call the Walton County Extension Office to RSVP at (770) 267-1324.

July 27, 2015 - Pollinator Basics
noon-1 p.m.

Spend your lunch break learning about pollinators that may come to your yard, their role in the environment, and how to support them in an urban/suburban setting. This is the first of four presentations offered as part of Cobb County UGA Extension's Horticulture Week programming (July 27-Aug. 1). 

Cobb Water Lab and Training Facility
660 South Cobb Drive
Marietta, GA 30060 
In the smaller building at the back of the property


July 28-29, 2015 - Youth Agriculture Safety Training
Tues. - Wed. 9:00 a.m. - noon

The National Women In Ag. Association (Georgia Chapter) will be hosting an agriculture safety training for individuals, educators, and farmers that work with youth in community gardens and farms (including urban). Information will be provided on how to create and implement a safe youth agriculture program in an effort to reduce Ag. related injuries amongst youth.

NWIAA GeorgiaLocation:
Bartow County Cooperative Extension
320 W. Cherokee Ave.
Cartersville, GA 30120 see attached flyer for details. Please RSVP to or (913)-424-4493. Children activities, free food, and door prizes. Free GWIAA membership to attendees. We will see you there!


July 31, 2015 - Cattle and Poultry: From Farm to Fork
Resources for Small and Beginning Farmers
Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.chicken

Learn what is involved in raising cattle and poultry on small farms for direct marketing or individual use. Experts will address animal husbandry, processing, and legal requirements.

J. Phil Campbell Research and Education Center
1420 Experiment Station Road
Watkinsville, GA 30677

Please register by July 24, 2015 by calling the Oconee County Extension Office at (706) 769-3946. Cost is $15, cash/check at the door and workshop includes lunch and resources. Detailed flyer can be found here.


August 2015

August 10, 2015 - Field Day at Crystal Organic Farm Julia growing cover
Monday *Time To Be Announced*Check back with us*

Crystal Organic Farm
425 N Johnson St.
Newborn, GA 30056

Come learn how summer cover crops can provide nitrogen for your fall cash crops and save you money.


August 19, 2015 - Free Gardening Workshop Series - Fall Vegetable Gardening
Wednesday 6-7:30 p.m.

Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30606

To Register: Conact ACC Extension at #(706)-613-3640 or


August 25, 2015 - Winter Grazing Meeting
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dr. Dennis Hancock will speak on forages and Dr. Dewey Lee will speak on grain production. We will offer a 1 hour pesticide credit. Lunch will be served, call the Upson County Extension office at #706-647-8989 to register. 

305 S. Hightower
Suite D170
Thomaston, GA 30286

September 2015

September 15-16, 2015 - Georgia Grazing School
- 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Two day training to learn about all aspects of forage and livestock management.

InsideCows Grazing School
Carroll County Extension
900 Newnan Road
Carrollton, GA 30117 
Extension Office

Topics Covered in the Classroom

  • Forage yield, distribution, and quality
  • Soil fertility and nutrient cycling
  • Using organic and alternative fertilizer sources
  • Weed control and management strategies
  • Managing surplus forage
  • Supplementing pasture-based nutrition
  • Manipulating forage growth and animal behavior
  • Grazing systems, methods, and design
  • Fencing, water, and shade system considerations
  • Pasture condition scoring
  • Irrigation systems and management for pasture-based livestock systems


September 16, 2015 - Free Gardening Workshop Series -Attracting Pollinators, Honeybees
Wednesday 6-7:30 p.m.

Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30606

To Register: Conact ACC Extension at #(706)-613-3640 or


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