Announcements

High school teams from all over the US, Canada and China, gathered at Idaho State University to compete in the National Conservation Foundation Envirothon competition. The host state, Idaho, did a phenomenal job in providing a top-notch competition that challenged the teams to step up their game!
The Wakefield Farm Field Day is being held on September 26, 2018 from 9am to 2pm, at Wakefield Farms, 771 Wakefield Farm Road. Hartwell, GA 30643. RSVP is mandatory. Contact mady.barnes@gacd.us by September 21st.
Using federal funding granted through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, GSWCC is establishing a pollution control plan for this area. Three stakeholder meetings will be held at the Jefferson County UGA Extension office. March 21st, May 23rd, September 26th 2018, 2529 US Highway 1 N Louisville, GA 1:00-3:00 PM.
The Central Savannah River Resource Conservation & Development Council., INC is accepting application for this project. An incentive payment, in the form of financial cost-share assistance, will be made to area producers that encourages the incorporation and usage of certain Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) within existing livestock operations to assist in the reduction of fecal pollution within the Little River watershed.
Georgia's largest celebration of our state's coastal natural resources is ready to take center stage! The 24th edition of this annual event will take place at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Downtown Brunswick on Saturday, October 6th from 10 am ‘til 4pm.
Deadline to register is Thursday October 11, 2018 and will be limited to the first 75 registrants. This event will be held at the Brantley County Middle School, 10990 Hwy 82, Nahunta, GA 31553. The tour and meeting lasts from 3:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Dinner will be provided. Contact Shanda Thompson at (912) 427-2502 Ext 3 or Shanda.thompson@usda.ga.gov.
Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to support a new or existing edible garden at either a: K-12 school, 501(c)(3) Non-profit working in partnership with a K-12 school, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Application deadline is October 15, 2018 at 6:00pm EST/5:00pm CST.
Topics include Screening out the Invaders, Emerging invasive plants and Congograss update and more.
The seminar will be held at Eagle Ranch, 5500 Union Church Rd, Flowery Branch, GA, 30542. To register, please contact the Hall County DPA, Irenee Payne, 706 897 2941
The Sunbelt Ag Expo is an agricultural-based trade show held at Spence Field in Moultrie, Ga. Known as “North America’s Premier Farm Show”® the annual event has more than 1200 exhibitors showcasing the latest in farming technology. Whether you are a large acreage production farmer or a weekend lifestyle farmer the Expo is an event you don’t want to miss.
The Northeast Georgia Invasive Plant Cooperative is holding a workshop at the Sandy Creek Nature Center, Visitor's Classroom 2, 205 Old Commerce Rd, Athens, Ga, 30607. Register by October 27th. $20 includes coffee and lunch.