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Georgia Agriculture Calendar

 

 

 

16TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN PEANUT GROWERS CONFERENCE

 

July 24 - 26, 2014

Edgewater Beach Resort

Panama City Beach, Florida

 

This event brings peanut farmers and industry representatives to Florida for a three-day conference, which features opportunities to relax at the beach, live entertainment from magician Joshua Lozoff and humorist Lyndy Phillips. Sessions cover long-term peanut markets and creating new demand. In addition to the conference sessions, the event offers a ladies program and a golf tournament. Registration is $125 per person through June 30.

 

For more details or to register, visit this website or contact the Georgia Peanut Commission at 229-386-3470.

 

 


 

 

2014 NORTHEAST GEORGIA CROP SCOUTING SCHOOL

 

July 25, 2014

Morgan County Extension Office

Madison, Georgia

 

The Morgan County Extension Office is hosting a free crop scouting school for producers and the general public. Dr. Phillip Roberts, UGA Professor of Entomology, will speak on the following topics: crop growth and development, pest I.D., damage and scouting procedures, beneficial insects, crop abnormalities and sampling procedures. Following the classroom session, those attending will have the opportunity to scout a nearby field. The crop school will include a sponsored lunch.

 

For more information, visit this webpage.

 

 


 

 

NUT HACCP FOOD SAFETY COURSE

 

July 29 - 31, 2014

UGA Food Science Building

Athens, Georgia

 

The UGA Food Science Extension Outreach Program and the American Peanut Council (APC) are co-sponsoring this program specifically designed for the nut industry to teach safe handling and processing practices for nut product manufacturers. Registration is $800 per person, and the deadline to register is July 18. APC Members receive a discount.  Space is limited. 

 

For more information and to register, visit this website.

 

 


 

 

EGG CANDLING CLASS

 

July 30, 2014

Harris County Extension Clubhouse

Hamilton, Georgia

 

Harris County Extension invites you to participate in an egg candling class to be held at the Harris County Extension Clubhouse, 121 N. Old College St. in Hamilton, Georgia. Upon completion of this class, you will be mailed an egg candling certificate which enables you to sell eggs to individuals or at a farmer's market.

 

Pre-registration is required. For more information, call (706)628-4824 or email uge2145@uga.edu.

 

 


 

 

JOINT AG COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN AG ISSUES SUMMIT

 

July 31, 2014

Georgia Museum of Agriculture

Tifton, Georgia

 

This annual event is hosted by Georgia House Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom McCall and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman John Wilkinson and sponsored by Georgia Farm Bureau, the Georgia Agribusiness Council, the Georgia Poultry Federation, the Georgia Urban Agriculture Council and the Georgia Forestry Association. Topics include regional water planning, pollinators, solar energy, truck weights and the Clean Water Act. The event is free and lunch will be provided. Because meeting space is limited RSVP is required.

 

If you would like to attend, please contact Pat Harris at 404-656-5099 or pat.harris@house.ga.gov, or Susan Henry at 404-463-5257 or susan.henry@senate.ga.gov.

 

 


 

 

ORGANIC AND NON-GMO GRAIN PRODUCTION FIELD DAY

 

July 31, 2014

Wes Smith Farm, Race Track Road

The Rock, Georgia

 

This field day is for farmers looking to take advantage of the growing market for organic and non-GMO grains. Field demonstrations include corn and soybeans grown under various tillage strategies, and there will be an update on the proposed opening of an organic and non-GMO buying point in Monroe County. The event is free, but farmers need to RSVP by July 28 to reserve a space.

 

For more information, contact Spalding County Extension Coordinator Wade Hutcheson at hutch@uga.edu or 770-467-4225.

 

 


 

 

FSA COUNTY COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS

 

NOMINATION DEADLINE - August 1, 2014

 

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting nominations for its county committees through Aug. 1. Committee members are a critical component of the day-to-day operations of FSA. They help deliver FSA farm programs at the local level. Farmers who serve on committees help decide the kind of programs their counties will offer. They work to make FSA agricultural programs serve the needs of local producers. Elections will take place in November and newly elected county committee members take office on Jan. 1, 2015.

 

Nomination forms may be requested from the local USDA Service Center or obtained online at this website.

 

 


 

 

ASA DuPONT YOUNG LEADER PROGRAM

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE - August 1, 2014

 

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and DuPont are seeking applicants for the 2015 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program. The ASA DuPont Young Leader program is a challenging and educational two-part training program. Phase I of the training will take place at the DuPont Pioneer headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, Nov. 18-21. The program continues Feb. 24-28, 2015 in Phoenix, Ariz., with training held in conjunction with the 20th annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show. The ASA DuPont Young Leader program offers the opportunity for participants to strengthen their natural leadership skills, expand their agricultural knowledge and develop strong peer relationships with other soybean growers from across the country.

 

To apply visit this website. One couple or individual per state will be selected to participate.For Information, contact Christine Luelf at 314-754-1291 or cluelf@soy.org.

 

 


 

 

MASTER GOAT FARMER CERTIFICATION TRAINING

 

August 5, 2014

Camp Fulton Truitt

College Park, Georgia

 

This course will provide training for current goat producers and future goat producers on topics related to managing and producing meat type goats. Topics includes: Nutrition, Body Condition Scoring, Goat Selection, Breeds, Reproduction & Kidding, Hoof Trimming, Health & Diseases, Pasture Management, Basic Dairy Goat Management, Goat Handling Equipment, Fencing Displays, Parasitology, FAMACHA Training, Business & Marketing.  

 

For more information and to register, visit this website.

 

 


 

 

PESTICIDE SAFETY AND HANDLING TRAINING CLASS

 

August 12, 2014

Harris County Extension Office

Hamilton, Georgia

 

The Harris County Extension office in Hamilton will be hosting a Pesticide Use, Safety and Handling Training class for commercial pesticide license holders August 12, 2014 from 8:40am - 4:00pm. Earn five hours of Georgia Commercial Pesticide Credit to apply in 14 categories:
Categories 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38 or 41.

 

Cost: Pre-registration is $40.00 or $50 at the door (Space is limited so register early). Find registration info online at www.ugagriffincontinuinged.com and look under “Upcoming Events." You can also call (770) 229-3477 or email conteduc@uga.edu.

 

 


 

 

ALTERNATIVE FOREST ENTERPRISES

 

August 20 - 21, 2014

Flinchum's Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road

Athens, Georgia

 

The purpose of this course is to educate participants about several non-timber forest products including edible and shade tolerant plants which can be intentionally cultivated using specific management practices. Recent research has also shown that many cool‐ and warm‐season grasses and legumes yield high levels of quality forage when grown under as much as fifty percent shade. This knowledge is being used to design integrated timber/grazing practices in conifer stands as options for silvopasture practices. A combination of classroom presentations will provide participants the opportunity to develop new knowledge and basic skills associated with non-timber products management, forest farming and silvopasture techniques for Georgia. 

 

For more information and to register, visit this website.

 

 


 

 

CHATTOOGA COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR

 

August 21 - 25, 2014

34 Middle School Rd.

Summerville, Georgia

 

This 4 Day Event (August 21-24) will be packed with entertainment, livestock exhibits, blue ribbon entries, educational exhibits, games, food, and fun for all ages.

 

For a full view of the events and information, visit www.chattoogafair.com.

 

 


 

 

NORTHWEST GEORGIA MASTER CATTLEMEN’S PROGRAM

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE - August 25, 2014

 

This eight-week course will meet on Mondays, from Sept. 8 - Oct. 27, from 6:30 pm. to 8:30 p.m. Each week’s class focuses on a single aspect of beef cattle production, including nutrition, forages, reproduction, herd health, economics and marketing, Beef Quality Assurance, the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, livestock facilities sire selection and record keeping. Participants who attend six of the eight classes will receive a certificate of completion and a UGA Master Cattlemen’s cap. Registration is $60 per person and includes a dinner on the final night.

 

For more information contact Jason Duggin at 706-624-1403 or jduggin@uga.edu, or Paula Burke at 770-836-8546 or pjburke@uga.edu.

 

 


 

 

GEORGIA GROWN FARMERS SHOWCASE

 

September 6, 2014

Moultrie Farmers Market

Moultrie, Georgia

 

This family-friendly event, which runs from 8am - 4:30pm, features numerous vendors from around the state, with a wide variety of products from Georgia farms.  

 

For more information about the Georgia Grown program, visit www.georgiagrown.com.

 

 


 

 

GRAZING BEHAVIOR SEMINAR

 

September 8, 2014

UGA Livestock Instructional Arena

Athens, Georgia

 

This seminar, led by Utah State Professor Emeritus Dr. Fred Provenza, will address eating habits of grazing animals, whether they can be trained to consume specific forage species and much more. Registration is $10. For more information or to register, contact Cathy Felton at 706-310-3464 or feltonc@uga.edu, or Dr. Dennis Hancock at dhancock@uga.edu.

 

 


 

 

CONSERVATION EASEMENTS FOR FOREST LANDOWNERS AND ADVISERS

 

September 9 - 10, 2014

Rome - Floyd County ECO River Education Center

Rome, Georgia

 

The purpose of this course is to provide a working knowledge of conservation easements as a land-use control. It provides guidance on drafting conservation easement agreements to achieve landowner goals for their property. Land Trusts discuss their philosophy of land use protection and what they can offer landowners. This course offers a comprehensive overview of legal, appraisal, base line information, tax incentives, and other inputs needed for a successful conservation easement agreement.

 

For more information and to register, visit this website.

 

 


 

 

PRESCRIBED BURN MANAGER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

 

September 9 - 10, 2014

UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center

Tifton, Georgia

 

Sponsored by the Georgia Forestry Commission this class is designed for prescribed burning managers. Certification includes self study of material provided by mail prior to the program, followed by a two-day training session and written test. Cost is $85 for those who register by August 25; after that date cost is $125. Registration fee includes class and breakfast & lunch each day.

 

For more information and to register, visit this website.

 

 


 

 

GRAZING BEHAVIOR SEMINAR

 

September 11, 2014

Tift County Extension Office

Tifton, Georgia

 

This seminar, led by Utah State Professor Emeritus Dr. Fred Provenza, will address eating habits of grazing animals, whether they can be trained to consume specific forage species and much more. Registration is $10. For more information or to register, contact Cathy Felton at 706-310-3464 or feltonc@uga.edu, or Dr. Dennis Hancock at dhancock@uga.edu.

 

 


 

 

GRAZING BEHAVIOR SEMINAR

 

September 12, 2014

Location T.B.D.

Carrollton, Georgia

 

This seminar, led by Utah State Professor Emeritus Dr. Fred Provenza, will address eating habits of grazing animals, whether they can be trained to consume specific forage species and much more. Registration is $10. For more information or to register, contact Cathy Felton at 706-310-3464 or feltonc@uga.edu, or Dr. Dennis Hancock at dhancock@uga.edu.

 

 


 

 

GEORGIA AGRIBUSINESS COUNCIL HARVEST CELEBRATION

 

November 21, 2014

Cobb Galleria Center

Atlanta, Georgia

 

Early bird tickets are available at discounted prices until July 1. Early bird ticket purchasers will be entered into a drawing for one of 12 great prizes including a one night stay on November 21 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel; one of three Field of Dreams ticket books; or one of eight autographed CDs. For more information about Harvest Celebration, visit this address or contact GAC’s Christy Page at cpage@ga-agribusiness.org or 800-726-2474.

 

 


 

 


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