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GEORGIA AGRICULTURAL CALENDAR

 

 

 

AFBF COUNTY ACTIVITIES OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE - September 5, 2014

 

Applications are available for county Farm Bureaus to enter the 2015 County Activities of Excellence Awards program. The CAE showcases up to 24 of the top county Farm Bureau programs in the nation. Counties will display their winning activities at the AFBF Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show, Jan. 9-11, 2015, in San Diego, Calif. In addition, county Farm Bureaus will also receive up to four free registrations to the convection (housing not included) and a $2,250 stipend to apply toward the cost of travel and exhibition. With a focus on Farm Bureau’s priority issues, the CAE program groups county activities into the following areas: Education and Ag Promotion, Member Services, Public Relations and Information, Leadership Development and Policy Implementation.

 

Learn more online at www.fb.org/index.php?action=events.cae.

 

 


 

 

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.

 

 


 

 

GEORGIA MILK PRODUCERS DISTRICT MEETING

 

September 8, 2014

New Perry Hotel

Perry, Georgia

 

Georgia Milk Producers and the American Dairy Association of Georgia will hold elections, report on industry issues and promotional efforts and announce upcoming events. Dinner will be served at this meeting, which begins at 7pm.

 

To pre-register for this district meeting, please contact SUDIA at 800-343-4693.

 

 


 

 

GEORGIA MILK PRODUCERS DISTRICT MEETING

 

September 9, 2014

Wiregrass Restaurant

Quitman, Georgia

 

Georgia Milk Producers and the American Dairy Association of Georgia will hold elections, report on industry issues and promotional efforts and announce upcoming events. Lunch will be served at this meeting, which begins at 12 noon.

 

To pre-register for this district meeting, please contact SUDIA at 800-343-4693.

 

 


 

 

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.

 

 


 

 

COTTON AND PEANUT RESEARCH FIELD DAY

 

September 10, 2014

UGA Tifton Campus

Tifton, Georgia

 

This field day will take place on the Gibbs and Lang research farms. The event showcases current research funded by the Georgia Cotton Commission and the Georgia Peanut Commission, with plot-side presentations by UGA researchers.

 

RSVP by Sept. 2 to Michelle Pitts at mpitts@uga.edu or 229-386-3006.

 

 


 

 

GEORGIA MILK PRODUCERS DISTRICT MEETING

 

September 10, 2014

Sarah's In The City

Baxley, Georgia

 

Georgia Milk Producers and the American Dairy Association of Georgia will hold elections, report on industry issues and promotional efforts and announce upcoming events. Lunch will be served at this meeting, which begins at 12 noon.

 

To pre-register for this district meeting, please contact SUDIA at 800-343-4693.

 

 


 

 

GEORGIA MILK PRODUCERS DISTRICT MEETING

 

September 11, 2014

Krystal’s Taste of Kountry

Millen, Georgia

 

Georgia Milk Producers and the American Dairy Association of Georgia will hold elections, report on industry issues and promotional efforts and announce upcoming events. Lunch will be served at this meeting, which begins at 12 noon.

 

To pre-register for this district meeting, please contact SUDIA at 800-343-4693.

 

 


 

 

GEORGIA MILK PRODUCERS DISTRICT MEETING

 

September 11, 2014

Burke County Extension Office

Waynesboro, Georgia

 

Georgia Milk Producers and the American Dairy Association of Georgia will hold elections, report on industry issues and promotional efforts and announce upcoming events. Dinner will be served at this meeting, which begins at 7pm.

 

To pre-register for this district meeting, please contact SUDIA at 800-343-4693.

 

 


 

 

HOMEOWNERS’ FALL PLANTING CLASS

 

September 11, 2014

Houston County Extension Office

Perry, Georgia

 

The Houston County Extension Office is offering a Fall is for Planting! class to area homeowners who want to know why Fall is the best time to plant trees and shrubs, how to properly install trees, how to have a colorful winter landscape and protect plants from frost and cold, and which winter vegetables to plant. Cost for the class is $10 per person, cash or check.  Charlotte Mote, Houston County ANR Agent, will be leading the class assisted by Master Gardener Extension Volunteers.  Registration deadline is September 5.

 

For a registration form, email mg@uga.edu or download one from the Houston County Extension website.

 

 


 

 

GEORGIA MILK PRODUCERS DISTRICT MEETING

 

September 12, 2014

McGill/Woodruff Ag Bldg

Washington, Georgia

 

Georgia Milk Producers and the American Dairy Association of Georgia will hold elections, report on industry issues and promotional efforts and announce upcoming events. Lunch will be served at this meeting, which begins at 12 noon.

 

To pre-register for this district meeting, please contact SUDIA at 800-343-4693.

 

 


 

 

GA. DEPT. OF AG REHABILITATED HORSE AUCTION

 

September 13, 2014

Mansfield Impound Barn, 2834 Marben Farm Rd.

Mansfield, Georgia

 

12 horses are scheduled to be auctioned. The horses may be inspected beginning at 10 a.m. The sale will start at approximately 11 a.m. For more information, visit the Georgia Department of Agriculture website or contact the department’s Equine Health Office at 404-656-3713. If you can provide a good home for Patrick, Sara, Slendie, Gertrude, Spunk, Agnes, Sugar, Ellie, Lucy, Buddy, June or Maggie, please come to the auction!

 

 


 

 

GEORGIA MILK PRODUCERS DISTRICT MEETING

 

September 15, 2014

Bonner's Restaurant

Buckhead, Georgia

 

Georgia Milk Producers and the American Dairy Association of Georgia will hold elections, report on industry issues and promotional efforts and announce upcoming events. Dinner will be served at this meeting, which begins at 7pm.

 

To pre-register for this district meeting, please contact SUDIA at 800-343-4693.

 

 


 

 

GEORGIA MILK PRODUCERS DISTRICT MEETING

 

September 16, 2014

Barnstormers Grill

Williamson, Georgia

 

Georgia Milk Producers and the American Dairy Association of Georgia will hold elections, report on industry issues and promotional efforts and announce upcoming events. Dinner will be served at this meeting, which begins at 7pm.

 

To pre-register for this district meeting, please contact SUDIA at 800-343-4693.

 

 


 

 

2014 GEORGIA PEANUT TOUR

 

September 16 - 18, 2014

Bulloch, Burke, Screven and Toombs Counties

 

This tour brings the latest information on peanuts while giving a firsthand view of industry infrastructure from production and handling to processing and utilization. Visit www.gapeanuts.com to register and view the tour schedule.

 

For more information contact Hannah Jones at Hannah@gapeanuts.com or call 229-386-3470.

 

 


 

 

GEORGIA MILK PRODUCERS DISTRICT MEETING

 

September 18, 2014

Western Sizzlin'

Dalton, Georgia

 

Georgia Milk Producers and the American Dairy Association of Georgia will hold elections, report on industry issues and promotional efforts and announce upcoming events. Dinner will be served at this meeting, which begins at 7pm.

 

To pre-register for this district meeting, please contact SUDIA at 800-343-4693.

 

 


 

 

IPM VEGETABLE TROUBLESHOOTING WORKSHOP

 

September 19, 2014

UGA Griffin Student Learning Center

Griffin, Georgia

 

This program will cover integrated pest management ideas for identifying and controlling problems encountered in small commercial vegetable gardens, including diseases, insects and cultural issues. Five hours of commercial pesticide credit in Category 21 and one hour of private pesticide credit will be offered. Cost is $20, which covers lunch, refreshments and workshop supplies. Preregistration is required.

 

To register online visit this website. For more information contact Beth Horne at 770-228-7214 or bhorne@uga.edu.

 

 


 

 

GEORGIA MILK PRODUCERS DISTRICT MEETING

 

September 19, 2014

Ryan's

Commerce, Georgia

 

Georgia Milk Producers and the American Dairy Association of Georgia will hold elections, report on industry issues and promotional efforts and announce upcoming events. Lunch will be served at this meeting, which begins at 12 noon.

 

To pre-register for this district meeting, please contact SUDIA at 800-343-4693.

 

 


 

 

GFB POLICY DEVELOPMENT SUBMISSIONS

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE - September 19, 2014

 

Georgia Farm Bureau is accepting recommendations for changes to its policy as part of its annual policy development process. Through this process, GFB members determine what stance the organization will take on issues related to agriculture. GFB is asking its county Farm Bureaus to consider issues of importance to their members and develop resolutions to address their concerns. The GFB Policy Development Committee will meet twice this fall to review resolutions submitted. Final approval of changes to GFB policy will be made in December during the 2014 GFB Convention on Jekyll Island. Policy resolutions should be submitted to the GFB Legislative Department.

 

For more information, contact the Legislative Department at 478-474-0679.

 

 


 

 

CURT PATE STOCKMANSHIP & STEWARDSHIP SEMINAR

 

September 23, 2014

Calhoun Stockyard

Calhoun, Georgia

 

All cattle producers and anyone who handles or processes cattle are invited to attend this free seminar conducted by renowned stockman and Montana rancher Curt Pate. The seminar will cover topics including gathering cattle from pasture, working cattle in corrals and alleys, sorting and processing techniques, strategies for receiving cattle, low-stress loading procedures and proper use of equipment to assure low-stress handling. Sponsors include Georgia Farm Bureau, Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, Floyd County Cattlemen’s and Tri-State Cattlemen’s Associations. Attendance counts towards Beef Quality Assurance recertification or certification.

 

For more information contact Jason Duggin at 706-728-4354.

 

 


 

 

2014 TRI-STATE PEANUT DISEASE TOUR

 

September 23 - 25, 2014

Various Locations in Georgia, Florida and Alabama

 

The tour begins on Sept. 23 with a tour of the plots at the University of Florida’s Citra Research Center. Sept. 24 stops are on the UGA Tifton Campus, including the Lang-Rigdon Farm and the Black Shank Farm. Sept. 25 stops are at Auburn University’s Wiregrass Experiment Station in Headland, Ala.

 

Contact Albert Culbreath at 229-326-7683 or spotwilt@uga.edu for more information.

 

 


 

 

GEORGIA OLIVE GROWERS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

September 25, 2014

The Threatte Center

Lakeland, Georgia

 

This will be an opportunity to share a wide range of information with growers, potential new growers, researchers and developers, support industries and governmental agencies working in the expansion of the olive oil industry and Georgia and Southeastern US.  There will be a demonstration of the New Commercial Olive Mill and Machine (OXBO) Harvesting at Georgia Olive Farms. 

 

For more information or to register visit this website.

 

 


 

 

18th ANNUAL PLAINS PEANUT FESTIVAL

 

September 27, 2014

Downtown

Plains, Georgia

 

Festival is highlighted with former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter.  One-mile fun-run and a 5-K road race starts at 8 a.m.  President Carter and Tyron Spearman, executive director of the National Peanut Buying Points Association (NPBPA), will be masters of ceremony for the parade beginning at 11 a.m.  Visit the peanut pavilion to see national sponsors and get NPBPA’s hot, grilled PB&J's. To enter parade call 229-824-7477.

 

 


 

 

FSA OFFERING DIRECT FARM OWNERSHIP LOANS

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE - September 30, 2014

 

Georgia farmers and ranchers still may apply for low interest 2014 loans available through FSA’s direct farm ownership program. Eligible producers can borrow up to $300,000 in direct farm ownership loans to buy or enlarge a farm, construct new farm buildings or improve structures, pay closing costs, or promote soil and water conservation and protection. The interest rate on select loans can be as low as 1.5 percent with up to 40 years to repay.

 

For more information about the program and other loans administered by FSA, visit any FSA county office or www.fsa.usda.gov.

 

 


 

 

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.

 

 


 

 

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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