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GEORGIA AGRICULTURAL CALENDAR

 

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JOINT AGRICULTURE CHAIRMEN’S AG ISSUES SUMMIT

 

August 23, 2017

Georgia Museum of Agriculture

Tifton, Georgia

 

This event, hosted by Georgia House Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom McCall and Georgia Senate Ag Committee Chairman John Wilkinson, is an opportunity for industry stakeholders and elected officials to hear issues of importance. The agenda includes several important agricultural issues such as the Destination Ag education program, Georgia water resource planning, Georgia Ag Tax Exemption (GATE), and more. There will be live discussions and an opportunity for questions. Lunch will be provided. Meeting space is limited, so an RSVP is required no later than Aug. 18.

 

For information on how to RSVP, please call the Georgia Farm Bureau Public Policy Department at 800-342-1196.

 

 


 

 

2017 AGAWARE WORKSHOP

 

August 25, 2017

Burke County Office Park

Waynesboro, Georgia

 

AgSouth Farm Credit and AgGeorgia Farm Credit are hosting this workshop to give farmers a better understanding of how to approach their finances. Topics covered in the program include: balance sheets; income statements; family finance & family budgeting; risk management; accrual income; applying for financing and preparing a business plan. Bonus videos on recordkeeping, marketing and technology will be available for continued education.

 

To register visit this website.

 

 


 

 

PEST MANAGER TRAINING

 

August 31, 2017

Southern Regional Technical College

Tifton, Georgia

 

Participants can earn up to five hours of recertification credits (Georgia Pesticide Credit, ISA arborist CEUs and CFE credits from the Society of American Foresters) and two hours Georgia Structural HPC credits. Register online, see an agenda or find more information at this website. Register early and save! The registration fee is $59 until Aug. 23 and $69 afterward.

 

For more information contact Willie Chance at wchance3@gmail.com or 478-972-9981.

 

 


 

 

AFBF COUNTY ACTIVITIES OF EXCELLENCE

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 1, 2017

 

The AFBF County Activities of Excellence (CAE) Awards are designed to celebrate unique volunteer-driven programming at the local level. The program recognizes and shares successful county Farm Bureau programs and activities to help generate grassroots activity. The CAE program categorizes activities into the following areas: Education and Ag Promotion, Member Services, Public Relations and Information, Leadership Development and Policy Implementation. Up to 24 county Farm Bureau activities from across the nation will be selected to display in the IDEAg Trade Show January 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. Individual county activities and multi-county collaborative activities selected will receive $2,250 toward expenses incurred to participate in the CAE program at the AFBF Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show as well as four free convention registrations.

 

Click here for information about the program or to enter.

 

 


 

 

COOPERATIVE EXTENSION WILDLIFE FIELD DAY

 

September 1, 2017

Pope Plantation (1357 Lundburg Rd.)

Washington, Georgia

 

Interested in wildlife management? Want to know how to properly implement wildlife management techniques on your property? Join UGA Cooperative Extension for a Wildlife Management field day at the Pope Plantation in Washington, Georgia. Program includes: Steps to Wildlife Management; Forest Management for Wildlife - Hardwood & Pine Systems; Food Plots: Knowing what to plant and the difference between attraction and supplementation; Controlling Wild Pigs in Georgia; and Wildlife Management in Agricultural Systems.

 

Cost is $10. Register by Friday, August 25, 2017. To register or for more information, call 706-678-2332 or come by the Wilkes County Extension Office at 23 E. Court Street in Washington.

 

 


 

 

22nd ANNUAL LUMBER CITY FARM DAY FESTIVAL

 

September 9 - 10, 2017

33 Main Street

Lumber City, Georgia

 

Saturday’s events include a Fun Run & 5K race, arts/crafts, food vendors, a parade and live entertainment.  A community church service will be held Sept. 10.

 

For more information or to register for the race visit www.lumbercityfarmday.org or call Jeanette Ban at 912-363-4643 or email  jeaban2007@mac.com.

 

 


 

 

31st ANNUAL GEORGIA PEANUT TOUR

 

September 19 - 21, 2017

Southwest Georgia

 

The 31st annual Georgia Peanut Tour brings the latest information on peanuts while giving a first-hand view of industry infrastructure from production and handling to processing and utilization. Tour stops will be made in several peanut producing counties including Dougherty, Lee and Sumter County. Attendees can expect to see first-hand nearly every aspect of peanut production in the state. This year's tour hosts many exciting stops including on-farm harvest demonstrations and clinics, peanut processing facilities, and several special highlights which include research at the University of Georgia Southwest Georgia Research and Education Center, Jimmy Carter's Boyhood Home, Georgia Seed Development Commission Foundation Seed Facility in Plains, Smithville Peanut Company Buying Point and JLA USA in Albany.   Hotel accommodations can be made at the Merry Acres Inn in Albany, Georgia, by calling 229-435-7721. Rooms are available at the rate of $89.00 plus tax for a standard room. Ask for the Georgia Peanut Tour room block.  

 

To register online visit this website. For more information, contact the Georgia Peanut Commission at 229-386-3470.

 

 


 

 

BARN BASH CHARITY CONCERT

 

September 23, 2017

Double P Farms

Williamson, Georgia

 

Marc Broussard will headline this inaugural event to benefit the Brand Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Brandon lost his battle with Glioblastoma on Feb. 15. This event will raise money for scholarships that will be given out to a Pike County High School senior in memory of Brandon.  This year’s event will have bounce houses, rock climbing wall, great food vendors and of course great entertainment with Marc Broussard, Southbound and Lambert Osteen & Friends. Double P Farms is located at  the intersection of Dunbar School Road and Jonathan’s Roost Road in Williamson. Gates open at 2 p.m. and music starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate.

 

To purchase advance tickets visit this website.

 

 


 

 

FIREWISE ON THE FARM FIELD DAY

 

September 26, 2017

William Harris Homestead, 3636 Hwy 11 N.

Monroe, Georgia

 

This free field day, sponsored in part by Walton County Farm Bureau, promotes fire safety on the farm and in the home.  Numerous agencies will give demonstrations and provide information about fire safety. The fire departments will be demonstrating equipment and methods of prevention and easy and convenient methods of extinguishing fires and how to equip a UTV with a small tank of water that is easily transported for equipment fires.

 

For more information email info.ccrcd@gmail.com  or call the Chestatee-Chattahoochee RC & D Council at 706-894-1591. 

 

 


 

 

GEORGIA FARM TO SCHOOL SUMMIT

 

October 5 - 6, 2017

Helms College

Augusta, Georgia

 

The Farm to School Summit connects schools, early care centers, and local farms and distributors to serve and champion healthy, local meals in cafeterias, improve student nutrition, and increase farm and gardening educational opportunities. This year’s Summit welcomes farmers, teachers, early care educators and administrators, school nutrition staff, students, parents, and others interested in learning more about Georgia’s farm to school movement. Highlights include the opening keynote address from national farm to school leader Betti Wiggins of Detroit Public Schools, closing keynote address from Burke County School Nutrition Director and President-elect of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Donna Martin, workshops, educational sessions and networking.

 

For more information visit this website.

 

 


 

 

PSA GROWER TRIANING COURSE

 

October 16, 2017

Tift County Extension Office

Tifton, Georgia

 

This one-day PSA Grower Training Course is for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires 'At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.'

 

For more information or to register, visit this website.

 

 


 

 

GEORGIA AGRIBUSINESS COUNCIL HARVEST CELEBRATION

 

November 17, 2017

Cobb Galleria Center

Atlanta, Georgia

 

Country music group Restless Heart will serve as entertainment for this annual event. The Harvest Celebration is key to the advocacy efforts of the Council. Early Bird ticket purchasers will be entered into a drawing for one of 12 great prizes! These include a one-night's stay on Nov. 17 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel; one of three Field of Dreams ticket books; or one of eight autographed items from Restless Heart. This Early Bird promotion ends Aug. 18.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit this website.

 

 


 

 

 

FARMERS MARKETS / ON-GOING EVENTS

 

 

CANTON FARMERS MARKET

 

Saturdays, 9am - 1pm

May 27 - October 28, 2017

Cannon Park, Downtown

Canton, Georgia

 

This market features 100% GA Grown produce and handcrafted items. Cherokee County Farm Bureau (CCFB) will hold an event once a month at the market promoting watermelon day, apple day, peach day etc. On May 27, CCFB will be on hand to promote vegetables.

 

 


 

 

COBB COUNTY FARM BUREAU FARMERS MARKET

 

Tuesdays, 3pm - 7pm

Lost Mountain Park

Powder Springs, Georgia

 

Cobb County Farm Bureau (CCFB) in cooperation with Cobb County Parks & Recreation will host this farmers market.  CCFB is offering vendor space to farmers, growers, and producers in Cobb and surrounding counties, with the goal of offering locally grown produce and food to the community and to engage the community about where their food comes from as well as support Cobb County farmers. Each vendor must be a Farm Bureau member. Vendor fees are only $5 per, a discount for paid in full.

 

For more information, email cobbcountyfarmbureau@gmail.com,  or contact Debbie Payne at dmpayne@gfb.org or 770-943-3531.

 

 


 

 

MONROE FARMERS MARKET

 

Saturdays, 8:30am - 12:30pm

May 13 - October 7, 2017

Court Street, Downtown

Monroe, Georgia

 

This market, sponsored in part by Walton County Farm Bureau, will feature fresh produce and goods from local farmers, work from local artisans and family friendly activities.

 

For more information visit www.monroedowntownfarmersmarket.com.

 

 


 

 

PAULDING COUNTY FARM BUREAU FARMERS MARKET

 

Thursdays through October 26, 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Paulding County Farm Bureau Office, 549 Hardee Street

Dallas, Georgia

 

Paulding County Farm Bureau (PCFB) is accepting vendors for its weekly farmers market being held at the PCFB office. Vendors sell locally grown produce and other ag commodities or homemade crafts. There is no fee to participate but vendors must be Farm Bureau members.

 

To participate in the market, contact Tracy Grice at 770-445-6681 or tcgrice@gfb.org.

 

 


 

 

ROCKDALE / DEKALB FARM BUREAU FARMERS MARKET

 

Tuesdays & Saturdays, 8am - 12:00pm

Rockdale / DeKalb County Farm Bureau Office

Conyers, Georgia

 

The Rockdale / DeKalb Farm Bureau Farmers Market will be held at 1400 Parker Rd. SE in Conyers. The public is invited to stop by and shop for fresh, locally grown vegetables, dairy products, crafts and more.  The market is expected to run into late summer or early fall when produce production ends.

 

For more information, contact the Rockdale / DeKalb County Farm Bureau office at 770-922-3566.

 

 


 

 

UNION COUNTY FARMERS MARKET

 

Tuesdays, 2pm - 6pm and Saturdays, 7am - 1pm

148 Old Smokey Road

Blairsville, Georgia

 

Beginning June 3, the public is welcome to shop for fresh, locally grown vegetables from local farmers. For more information contact Mickey Cummings or Kristy Peney at 706-781-8802 or visit www.ucfarmersmarket.com. Union County Farm Bureau will sponsor a tractor show at the market Labor Day weekend.

 

 


 

 

WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET

 

Saturdays, 8:30am - Noon

May - September, 2017

Market Street, Downtown

Woodstock, Georgia

 

This market features vendors who grow at least 85% of the products they sell. The Cherokee County Farm Bureau is partnering with the market to bring special events to the market throughout the 2017 season.

 

For more information call 770-924-0406 or visit this website.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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