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GEORGIA AGRICULTURAL CALENDAR

 

 

2017 GEORGIA AG FORECAST MEETING

 

January 23, 2017

UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center

Tifton, Georgia

 

This annual series is supported by an endowment from Georgia Farm Bureau with support from the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Agribusiness Council. The keynote topic will be a farm bill update given by Bob Redding. Check-in begins at 7am, breakfast will be served at 7:30am, followed by the seminar from 8 to 9:30am. Cost is $30 per person or $200 for a table of eight. Advance registration is required. Follow the meetings on Facebook or on Twitter and join the conversation with #AgForecast.

 

For more information or to register, visit www.georgiaagforecast.com, call 706-583-0347 or email carlam@uga.edu.

 

 


 

 

2017 CORN SHORT COURSE

 

January 24, 2017

UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center

Tifton, Georgia

 

This annual education event, sponsored by the Georgia Corn Growers Association (GCGA), includes sessions on managing nematodes and diseases, irrigation strategies, fertilizer sources, stand establishment and ear count, and an industry lunch with exhibitors, during which the High Yield Awards will be presented. The GCGA will hold its business meeting after lunch. Registration is $5 until Jan. 19 and $10 at the door. To register online visit www.ugatiftonconference.org.

 

For more information contact your county Extension office or the UGA Tifton Conference office at 229-386-3416.

 

 


 

 

2017 GEORGIA AG FORECAST MEETING

 

January 24, 2017

Decatur County Ag Center

Bainbridge, Georgia

 

This annual series is supported by an endowment from Georgia Farm Bureau with support from the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Agribusiness Council. The keynote topic will be a farm bill update given by Bob Redding. Check-in begins at 9am, with seminars starting at 10am, followed by lunch at 11:30 am. Cost is $30 per person or $200 for a table of eight. Advance registration is required. Follow the meetings on Facebook or on Twitter and join the conversation with #AgForecast.

 

For more information or to register, visit www.georgiaagforecast.com, call 706-583-0347 or email carlam@uga.edu.

 

 


 

 

2017 GEORGIA AG FORECAST MEETING

 

January 25, 2017

Toombs County Ag Center

Lyons, Georgia

 

This annual series is supported by an endowment from Georgia Farm Bureau with support from the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Agribusiness Council. The keynote topic will be a farm bill update given by Bob Redding. Check-in begins at 9am, with seminars starting at 10am, followed by lunch at 11:30 am. Cost is $30 per person or $200 for a table of eight. Advance registration is required. Follow the meetings on Facebook or on Twitter and join the conversation with #AgForecast.

 

For more information or to register, visit www.georgiaagforecast.com, call 706-583-0347 or email carlam@uga.edu.

 

 


 

 

GEORGIA COTTON COMMISSION ANNUAL MEETING & UGA COTTON WORKSHOP

 

January 25, 2017

UGA Tifton Conference Center

Tifton, Georgia

 

This event begins at 8 am and features presentations from key industry stakeholders as well as the Georgia Quality Cotton Awards.  For more information call 478-988-4235 or visit www.georgiacottoncommission.org.

 

 


 

 

2017 GEORGIA AG FORECAST MEETING

 

January 26, 2017

Burke County Office Park

Waynesboro, Georgia

 

This annual series is supported by an endowment from Georgia Farm Bureau with support from the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Agribusiness Council. The keynote topic will be a farm bill update given by Bob Redding. Check-in begins at 9am, with seminars starting at 10am, followed by lunch at 11:30 am. Cost is $30 per person or $200 for a table of eight. Advance registration is required. Follow the meetings on Facebook or on Twitter and join the conversation with #AgForecast.

 

For more information or to register, visit www.georgiaagforecast.com, call 706-583-0347 or email carlam@uga.edu.

 

 


 

 

2017 GEORGIA AG FORECAST MEETING

 

January 27, 2017

Georgia Center for Continuing Education

Athens, Georgia

 

This annual series is supported by an endowment from Georgia Farm Bureau with support from the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Agribusiness Council. The keynote topic will be the Veterinary Feed Directive, given by Dr. Brent Credille of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. Check-in begins at 9am, with seminars starting at 10 am, followed by lunch at 11:30 am. Cost is $30 per person or $200 for a table of eight. Advance registration is required. Follow the meetings on Facebook or on Twitter and join the conversation with #AgForecast.

 

For more information or to register, visit www.georgiaagforecast.com, call 706-583-0347 or email carlam@uga.edu.

 

 


 

 

GEORGIA WATERMELON ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

 

January 27, 2017

King & Prince Resort

St. Simons Island, Georgia

 

For more information, visit this website.

 

 


 

 

CONSERVATION PRODUCTION SYSTEMS TRAINING CONFERENCE

 

January 31 - February 1, 2017

South Georgia State College

Douglas, Georgia

 

Learn ways to reduce risk and improve land at this 17th annual conference, which brings farmers, researchers and Extension together to discuss new ideas and how best to implement conservation production practices.  This year speakers will discuss issues like how to get cover crops established, planting in cover crop residue, managing fertility, cover crop mixes, using cover crops in grazing systems and economics. There will be a field day at nearby Nugent Farm demonstrating new equipment and attachments for conservation tillage systems and how to adjust equipment for planting in heavy residue. Deadline to register is Jan. 20. Registration is $25, which includes lunch.

 

For more information, contact: Eugene Dyal or Brenda Hallman at Seven Rivers RC&D by calling 912-337-8574 or sending an email to sevenrivers@bellsouth.net. To register, contact the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center at 229-386-3416 or www.ugatiftonconference.caes.uga.edu.

 

 


 

 

FARMERS ALMANAC FARMER OF THE YEAR CONTEST

 

NOMINATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2017

 

Farmers' Almanac, in partnership with the American Farm Bureau Federation, is searching for three farmers or ranchers to be recognized as “Farmers' Almanac Farmer of the Year.” The contest, announced in the special 200th Collector's Edition of the 2017 Farmers' Almanac, seeks to recognize and share the dedication, hard work and contributions farmers make to our world and society. Nominations must highlight, in 300 words or less, the how the farmer supports the tradition of agriculture, how he or she embraces technology or new ways of farming, community involvement and how he or she inspires others. Three winners will be announced in the 2018 Farmers' Almanac and will be offered reimbursement for a one-year membership to the Farm Bureau in their county of residence and a lifetime subscription to the Farmers' Almanac. Each of their stories will also be featured in the 2018 Farmers' Almanac and on www.FarmersAlmanac.com.

 

All nominations must be received by Jan. 31, 2017, and must be submitted online at www.FarmersAlmanac.com/FarmeroftheYear.

 

 


 

 

OLD SOUTH FARM MUSEUM HOG KILLING DEMONSTRATION

 

February 11, 2017

Old South Farm Museum

Woodland, Georgia

 

This event will demonstrate how hogs were once harvested and the products made from them. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and includes a meat-curing class and demonstrations on making various pork products. Observers may attend and receive sausage for $12 per person. Workshop participants receive a hands-on experience and between 10 and 15 pounds of pork products for $35 per person. Deadline to register is Jan. 28.

 

For more information or to register, contact Paul Bulloch at 706-975-9136 or visit www.oldsouthfarm.com.

 

 


 

 

GEORGIA PORK PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

 

February 21, 2017

Georgia Farm Bureau Building

Macon, Georgia

 

The election of pork producer delegate candidates for the 2018 National Pork Producers (Pork Act) Delegate Body will take place at  this meeting in conjunction with a Board of Directors meeting of Georgia Pork Producers. All Georgia pork producers are invited to attend. Any producer, age 18 or older, who is a resident of the state and has paid all assessments due may be considered as a delegate candidate and/or participate in the election. All eligible producers are encouraged to bring with them a sales receipt proving that hogs were sold in their name and the checkoff deducted.

 

For more information, contact Georgia Pork Producers Association, P.O. Box 1566, Bainbridge, Ga., ar call 229-246-8297.

 

 


 

 

2017 FVSU FARM, HOME AND MINISTERS CONFERENCE

 

February 21, 2017

C.W. Pettigrew Center, Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley, Georgia

 

This annual conference features free workshops about farming, health, wellness and technology. Breakout session topics include: Aeroponics/vegetable production; solar panel drone systems; diversified farming; credit repair/creditworthiness; making of FVSU goat products; gardening, food and nutrition; a 2017 ag outlook; egg candling and more.

 

For more information about the 2017 FHM conference, contact Terralon Chaney at 478-945-3391 or chaneyt01@fvsu.edu or Charlie Grace at 478-235-7091 or gracec@fvsu.edu.

 

 


 

 

SMALL VEGETABLE FARM WORKSHOP

 

February 28, 2017

Stuckey Center, UGA Griffin Campus

Griffin, Georgia

 

This program is for individuals working with small market vegetable farming and will benefit seasoned farmers as well as those interested in getting started. Topics of discussion include interpreting soil samples, soil health, troubleshooting vegetable problems, increasing pollinators for better production, integrated pest management and more. Cost is $20 per person, which covers instructional materials, lunch and refreshments.  To register online, visit https://t.uga.edu/2UH.

 

For more information contact Beth Horne at 770-228-7214 or by e-mail bhorne@uga.edu.

 

 


 

 

2017 PEANUT PROUD FESTIVAL

 

March 25, 2017

Downtown Area

Blakely, Georgia

 

This annual event features free concerts all day, the Peanut Proud Parade, arts & crafts, a 5K road race, kids’ peanut obstacle course, a street dance and much more. For more information visit www.facebook.com/peanutproudfestival. Festivities begin at 9 a.m.

 

 


 

 

 

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