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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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You are out of Toilet Paper – be careful of what you flush!

Once the COVID-19 virus started, it was interesting to see that the Toilet Paper was one of the first things to go from the shelves and if you go in the stores still today there is a limited supply.  Other than that, as more kids are home, “science experiments” may include the old question – “Will this flush or not?”

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I’m back!!!

My apologies for taking a hiatus from posting to this blog. In line with our current situation, I hope to make more frequent blog posts with information and things that you, as GACAA members, can use. I have tasked our leadership with writing posts to share. If you have ideas…
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Things learned on the hotel airport shuttle

Editorial by Carole Knight So, last week I traveled to Fort Wayne, Indiana for the 104th NACAA Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference.  This year marks the 4th AM/PIC that I have attended and each year I learn more and more.  Not only is it a super professional experience (Dossier…
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GACAA well represented in Fort Wayne

The GACAA delegation has just returned from a week of fun and learning at the 104th NACAA Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  We had 33 in attendance including: 20 agents, 4 spouses, 1 GOTCAA, 2 specialists, and 6 administrators. Two of our agents were first…
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GACAA Award Opportunities: Horticulture Awards

The Horticulture Committee is responsible for a host of award opportunities including Urban Agriculture Education Award, Innovations in Urban Agriculture Award, Pecan Achievement Award,    Vegetable Research/Demonstration Award, Fruit Industry and Research Award, and the Consumer Horticulture Award of Excellence. The Urban Agriculture Education Award recognizes agents who have developed…
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We want YOU! to serve with GACAA

Coming up this fall at the 2019 GACAA Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference we will be electing several new board members. The position of Treasurer will be up for election. This position is open to anyone in the state. The Treasurer shall keep all funds and properties of GACAA,…
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