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Communications Awards due March 15

GACAA/ NACAA members, start looking over your publications, promotional flyers, video recordings, newsletters and other communication materials since March 15, 2020. You probably have some that are award-worthy! Now is the time to start making those selections, since Communication Award submissions are due by March 15, 2021. That’s  just two…
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Last call for membership

This is the last week of the 2021 membership drive for the Georgia Association of County Agricultural Agents (GACAA) and the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA)!  If you haven’t renewed membership, what better time than now. Membership is open to UGA Extension and Fort Valley State Extension professionals, and…
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Search for Excellence Award submissions due March 15

All Search For Excellence Award submissions are submitted online at: https://www.nacaa.com/awards/prog_recognition_council.php Read submission guidelines: https://www.nacaa.com/awards/sfe.php, and the judge’s scorecard: https://www.nacaa.com/awards/sfe-scoresheet.php Be sure to read and understand submission guidelines.  If you have any questions, please consult The County Agent magazine awards edition or contact your state Professional Excellence chair via email…
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GACAA AM/PIC held virtually on November 11, 2020

GACAA held their Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference on November 11, 2020 via Zoom. The achievements of GACAA members were recognized as well as research and programs presented during the presentations and poster sessions. Posters can still be viewed: Extension Education Applied Research Below is the recording of the…
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NACAA AM/PIC recognizes award winners

I hope that you are taking advantage this week and enjoying the virtual NACAA AM/PIC. (You must be pre-registered to participate.) The Southern Region meeting was today and also the Voting Delegates participated in the Delegate session. There are keynote speakers and lots of great presentations planned. Check out the…
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Delivering Programs during a Pandemic

This has been quite an interesting year, especially for programming. While not much has changed for me in conducting site visits and on-farm research trials, my urban Ag programs have had to evolve.  Each year, Bibb and Houston County work together and offer the Master Gardener class. This year’s class…
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Tips for helping you write your Dossier for Promotion

This July I will be turning in my dossier to try to move up the ladder in the self-promotion system for PSO faculty.  This can be a frustrating process as you begin to organize, restructure, and compile information to a format that is desired by the review committees.

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Comparing historical rain data

This article was written by Aubrey Shirley, Tattnall County Agent and Southeast District Junior GACAA Director. If you repost this article please let Aubrey know at aubreys@uga.edu. As we approach the warmer temperatures of Spring I remember how extremely hot and dry May of 2019 was. Whenever we have weather…
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Understanding viruses

This article was written by Roger Gates, Whitfield County Ag Agent. If you choose to re-post it, please let him know at rgates@whitfieldcountyga.com. Chicken pox, Chikungunya, Ebola, H1N1, hepatitis, Heartland, HIV, influenza, measles, rabies, rubella, SARS, smallpox, West Nile, Zika — the list includes names both familiar and exotic. Most…
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