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October 2015

October 14, 2015 - One Health Seminar-"Sustainable Food System Initiative: Feeding the World without Eating the World"
Wed. 1 p.m.

Coverdell Center
Room #175
N107 Paul D. Coverdell Center
Athens, GA 30602

Liz Kramer is the founding director of UGA’s Natural Resources Spatial Analysis (NARSAL) Liz KramerLaboratory in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and is a Public Service faculty member in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. For almost 20 years NARSAL has been involve in conducting research, training and outreach in the application of geospatial technology to natural resource management and planning. Recently, Liz has added a new challenge in leading the Sustainable Food Systems Initiative (SFSI) at UGA. SFSI creates a physical and intellectual space for using a systems approach in 1) conducting interdisciplinary data-driven research that addresses interactions at multiple scales between food systems, the environment, and human health; 2) engaging students in interdisciplinary, experiential education; and 3) providing life-long educational opportunities to consumers and the people that support the food system.

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October 15, 2015 - Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program-
Beginner Farmer Rancher Training - Small Farm Business Planning
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

AgAware, the award winning Farm Credit business program, will be given as Step 1 of the Journeyman Farmer Certificate program.

A one-day training on Thursday, Oct. 15th. Lunch included. North Georgia Technical College
1500 GA-197
Clarkesville, GA 30523

TO REGISTER: Contact Habersham County Extension Office at (706) 754-2318 or register online at Detailed flyer here.


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October 20, 2015 - Backyard Chicken Biosecurity and General Health Program
Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.
Now that you can have backyard chickens, come learn about how to keep them safe through biosecurity practices! 
SPACE IS LIMITED, to reserve your spot or for information contact the Paulding County UGA Extension Office at (770)-443-7616.

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October 22, 29, and Nov. 12, 2015 - Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program-
Beginner Farmer Rancher Training - Small Farm Business Planning
Thursdays 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

UGA Extension is launching the Journeyman Farmer program that provides a comprehensive training for beginning farmers. The program includes a three step training:

Step 1 - Small Farm Business Planning
Step 2 - Small Fruit & Vegetable Production or Small Ruminants Production
Step 3 - Hands-on Production

Three-night training.
Thurs. Oct. 22, 6:30 –8:30 PM
Thurs. Oct. 29, 6:30 –8:30 PM
Thurs. Nov. 12, 6:30 –8:30 PM
Oconee County Extension Office
1420 Experiment Station Road
Watkinsville, GA 30677

Sign Up Now for the 1st Step -Small Farm Business Planning! Spaces are limited.

TO REGISTER: Contact Oconee County Extension Office at (706) 769-3946. Detailed flyer can be found here.


October 24, 2015 Cattle and Pasture Field Day - FREE cattle field day
Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Poe Farms
1704 Woodrow Kay Road
Rockmart, GA 30153

Cattle and Pasture Field Day at Poe Farms-Learn about Pesticide Safety, Soil Testing for more productive pastures and hayfields, Weed Identification and Control from Extension Agents. 
To Register:
Please call the Paulding County Extension office to RSVP by October 14, 2015. The program is FREE and lunch will be provided by Poe Farms. Facebook Event Page.


November 2015

annual meetingNovember 15-18, 2015 Synergy in Science - Partnering for Solutions
Annual meeting ASA-CSSA-SSSA-ESA, Minneapolis, MN

The 2015 Annual Meeting offers a unique opportunity as ASA, CSSA, and SSSA co-locate with the Entomological Society of America (ESA) to connect more than 7,000 scientists, professionals, educators, and students. Events take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center and surrounding hotels.

Registration will gain you access to symposia and technical sessions from all four Societies. Other benefits include a larger exhibit hall, more networking opportunities, and collaborative sessions that demonstrate the 2015 Annual Meeting theme, Synergy in Science: Partnering for Solutions.

Register by Sept. 30 for the lowest rate. Conference Website.

99 Reasons to Attend the Annual Meeting in Minneapolis.







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