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 Georgia National Fair is being held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry, GA, 31069.
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 Coosa River Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a Photo Contest for 7th, 8th and 9th grade students who reside in the Coosa River Conservation District. Entries must be submitted by October 31, 2018. Questions please contact Tish Edwards 770-773-0648 or email tish.edwards@gacd.us
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.
The annual event will be held at the Unicoi State Park, 1788 Highway 356, Helen, GA, 30545. The event is free for the first 120 registrants. The keynote speaker will be NRCS Director of Public and Private Partnership, Jacqueline Davis-Slay. The registration deadline is November 21st. To register or receive more information, call (706) 552-4470.