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GEORGIA AGRICULTURAL CALENDAR

 

 

 

SE REGIONAL FOREST RESOURCE OWNER & MANAGER CONFERENCE

 

October 28 - 29, 2014

Rainwater Conference Center

Valdosta, Georgia

 

The International Forest Company (IFCO) and Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services in conjunction with the Forest Landowners Association is holding this conference for Southeastern forest owners and managers.

 

Educational sessions, meals and networking opportunities for attendees will be provided in addition to a trade show where attendees can connect with professionals from all sectors of the forest industry. On the last day of the conference, attendees may participate in a field tour to learn more about the latest in genetics and seedling production. Conference topics will include: Genetic Potential of Loblolly Pine; Effective Site Preparation and Seedling Deployment; Timber Stand Maintenance, Management and Protection; Successful Establishment of Longleaf Regeneration in Georgia and Florida.  Registration cost is $110 per attendee and includes a total of 12.5 hours of Continuing Forestry Education Credits and Continuing Logger Education Credits.

 

For the full schedule of events or to register, visit this website, call the Forest Landowners Association at 800-633-4506 or email info@forestlandowners.com.

 

 


 

 

MARGIN PROTECTION PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS

 

October 29, 2014

Sumter County Ag Center

Americus, Georgia

 

Georgia Milk Producers, Inc., UGA Extension and USDA-FSA are holding this educational session for dairymen interested in learning more about the Margin Protection Program. The Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy producers is a new risk management program established by the 2014 farm bill that replaces the MILC program. It offers producers protection against low margins and provides a payment if margins fall below a specified level. Meeting is open to dairymen, managers, and employees free of charge and will held from 10 a.m. until noon, ending with lunch

 

Please pre-register for meal purposes by contacting Georgia Milk Producers at 706-310-0020 or gamilkproducers@gmail.com.

 

 


 

 

MARGIN PROTECTION PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS

 

October 30, 2014

The Hut

Eatonton, Georgia

 

Georgia Milk Producers, Inc., UGA Extension and USDA-FSA are holding this educational session for dairymen interested in learning more about the Margin Protection Program. The Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy producers is a new risk management program established by the 2014 farm bill that replaces the MILC program. It offers producers protection against low margins and provides a payment if margins fall below a specified level. Meeting is open to dairymen, managers, and employees free of charge and will held from 10 a.m. until noon, ending with lunch

 

Please pre-register for meal purposes by contacting Georgia Milk Producers at 706-310-0020 or gamilkproducers@gmail.com.

 

 


 

 

GFB HAY CONTEST / HAY DIRECTORY ENTRIES

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE - October 31, 2014

 

Georgia Farm Bureau will again this year conduct the annual Bermuda grass Hay Contest and publish the GFB Quality Hay Directoryfor buyers and sellers of Georgia grown hay. The contest is designed to encourage farmers to produce better quality hay and the publication continues to be an important marketing tool for our producers and an excellent resource for consumers of quality hay. Checks for both should be made payable to Georgia Farm Bureau and mailed to the Georgia Farm Bureau Commodities/Marketing Department. The cost for the contest is $15.00 per sample. Anyone entering the contest can receive a free listing in the hay directory. The directory will be distributed statewide. The cost for listing in the hay directory alone is $10. The deadline to submit entries for the contest and the directory is Oct. 31.

 

For more information, please contact the GFB Commodities Department at 800-342-1196.

 

 


 

 

WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET GRITS & GREENS DAY

 

November 1, 2014

Downtown / Market Street

Woodstock, Georgia

 

This season's corn crop will be served up as grits this day at the market. Yellow, white and speckled grits along with seasonal greens will be prepared by area restaurants and local cooks. Market goers will vote for the best grits and greens! Donations will be accepted to benefit the Woodstock Farmers Market AG Scholarship Fund.

 

To enter the grits or greens contests contact Liz Porter via email at lp1954@gmail.com or call 678-491-5843. Grits vendors welcome.

 

 


 

 

SMALL RUMINANT SYMPOSIUM

 

November 1, 2014

Carroll County Ag Center

Carrollton, Georgia

 

Symposium includes sessions on forages, grazing management, small ruminant nutrition, predator control and more.

 

For more information, contact Paula Burke at 770-836-8546 or click here.

 

 


 

 

68th ANNUAL SOUTHWEST GEORGIA REGIONAL FAIR

 

November 4 - 9, 2014

Exchange Club Fairgrounds

Albany, Georgia

 

Food, contests, livestock shows, rides, and club & school exhibits are just a few of the things you will find at the 68th Annual Southwest Georgia Regional Fair.  For more information, visit exchangeclubfair.org.

 

 


 

 

CHILD AG SAFETY GRANTS AVAILABLE

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE - November 7, 2014

 

The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety is offering three mini-grants of up to $20,000 each to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury. Highest funding priority will be given to projects that: Address issues pertaining to barriers, motivators and interventions for keeping young children out of the farm worksite; address vulnerable populations (e.g., immigrant workers’ children, Anabaptists, African Americans, and Native Americans); test safety strategies with new partners (e.g., insurers, bankers, equipment dealers, media).

 

Information on eligibility, priority topics and the application process is available at www.marshfieldclinic.org/nccrahs/minigrants.

 

 


 

 

CROP MANAGEMENT SEMINAR & WORKSHOPS

 

November 12 - 13, 2014

UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center

Tifton, Georgia

 

This free workshop, sponsored by Cotton Incorporated, offers continuing education units. Meals will be provided. To register visit www.ugatiftonconference.org.

 

For more information call 919-678-2392 or visit www.cottoninc.com.

 

 


 

 

MID-ATLANTIC GRAZING CONFERENCE

 

November 12 - 13, 2014

Sunbelt Expo Grounds

Moultrie, Georgia

 

The program will include discussions on  grazing management, genetic selection, branding and marketing, herd management, building soil organic matter, rainfall/runoff simulator, equipment demonstrations and incorporation of corn silage. For more information or to register visit www.georgiaforages.com.

 

 


 

 

NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL FARM BILL INFORMATION WORKSHOP

 

November 18, 2014

Bulloch County Ag Center

Statesboro, Georgia

 

The National Cotton Council (NCC) staff are conducting another round of information meetings regarding the implementation of the 2014 farm bill.  This round of meetings will emphasize new crop insurance provisions, including sample STAX and SCO rates, county groupings and county yield information for upland cotton for 2015.  Information will also be presented on additional 2015 crop insurance provisions and updated information on FSA program sign-up details. NCC staff will conduct subsequent regional webinars for those unable to make these scheduled regional meetings. This meeting begins at 3pm.

 

The meetings are co-sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) and Southern Cotton Growers. For more information contact the GCC at 478-988-4235 or at www.georgiacottoncommission.org.

 

 


 

 

NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL FARM BILL INFORMATION WORKSHOP

 

November 19, 2014

UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center

Tifton, Georgia

 

The National Cotton Council (NCC) staff are conducting another round of information meetings regarding the implementation of the 2014 farm bill.  This round of meetings will emphasize new crop insurance provisions, including sample STAX and SCO rates, county groupings and county yield information for upland cotton for 2015.  Information will also be presented on additional 2015 crop insurance provisions and updated information on FSA program sign-up details. NCC staff will conduct subsequent regional webinars for those unable to make these scheduled regional meetings. This meeting begins at 9am.

 

The meetings are co-sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) and Southern Cotton Growers. For more information contact the GCC at 478-988-4235 or at www.georgiacottoncommission.org.

 

 


 

 

CENTRAL GEORGIA FARMERS LUNCH AND LEARN

 

November 19, 2014

Bleckley County Extension Office

Cochran, Georgia

 

This free event will feature discussions of issues affecting farmers. Speakers include Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, Fort Valley State Vice President for Land Grant Affairs Dr. Mark Latimore, Sen. Ross Tolleson, James Mitchel of Chaney Bush Irrigation and Cartrell Watts of Georgia Power.

 

RSVP by Nov. 12 to Rhonda Fulford at rbfulfor@southernco.com or 800-891-0958.

 

 


 

 

40 PLANTS TO KNOW AND GROW

 

November 20, 2014

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

Savannah, Georgia

 

If you are constantly wondering the names of the more common landscape plants in our region, this walk-around program is for you! See the plant in the landscape, learn its name and hear about its good and bad qualities. Find out different ways to use them in a landscape setting. “40 Plants” will be offered again and again across the year so you will have more opportunities to see different plants. Wear comfy walking shoes and dress for the weather.

 

For more information, contact the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at 912-921-5460.

 

 


 

 

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.

 

 


 

 

CALHOUN PERFORMANCE TESTED BULL SALE

 

December 5, 2014

Northwest Georgia Research & Education Center

Calhoun, Georgia

 

Sale begins at 12:30 p.m. For more information contact Jason Duggin at 706-624-1403 or jduggin@uga.edu, or Phil Worley at 706-624-1398 or pworley@uga.edu.

 

 


 

 

AG SAFETY GROUP OFFERING GRANTS

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE - January 7, 2015

 

Grants of up to $10,000 are being offered by a national coalition of agribusinesses, producer organizations and safety professionals in order to foster new champions of agricultural safety and health. The Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America (ASHCA) has announced an application deadline of January 7, 2015. Information regarding eligibility, priorities, application instructions and frequently asked questions is available at www.ashca.org. The purpose of the ASHCA Safety Grants Program is to provide financial support to promote evidence-based safety/health strategies addressing farmers, ranchers and agricultural workers.

 

 


 

 

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CONFERENCE

 

January 8 - 11, 2015

Savannah International Trade and Convention Center

Savannah, Georgia

 

The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference is the largest educational conference and trade show in the southeastern United States that unites growers, vendors and suppliers. Anyone with an interest in specialty crop agriculture is invited to be a part of this event. More than 80 hours of educational sessions will address food safety concerns, specific commodity issues on production practices and increased yields, and marketing strategies.

 

For registration details and other information, visit www.seregionalconference.com.

 

 


 

 

29th ANNUAL SOUTHERN GARDENING SYMPOSIUM

 

January 23 - 25, 2015

Callaway Gardens

Pine Mountain, Georgia

 

The Southern Gardening Symposium has brought professional speakers, a complete one-stop gardening Marketplace, and the excitement of being among some of the foremost gardeners and garden enthusiasts to Callaway Gardens for nearly 30 years.  Come celebrate an exciting new program in the place that relishes in the art of fine gardening.  Book signings, innovative talks, and creative workshops are just some of the activities available at the Southern Gardening Symposium.

 

For more information, visit www.callawaygardens.com/SGS.

 

 


 

 

CALLAWAY GARDENS ANNUAL PLANT FAIR AND SALE

 

March 26 - 29, 2015

Callaway Gardens

Pine Mountain, Georgia

 

The Annual Plant Fair and Sale is an exceptional shopping opportunity, featuring a wide variety of plants and unique garden items from more than a dozen local and regional vendors – all under one roof at the Robin Lake Beach Dome! This is one of Callaway Gardens’ largest fundraising events, with proceeds going to the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation in order to support the Gardens and its educational and environmental programming.

 

For more information, visit this website.

 

 


 

 


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