Carole Knight

  • 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 months away! Here’s the rundown…

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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 other UGA professionals having a…

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  • All Search For Excellence Award submissions are submitted online at: Read submission guidelines:, and the judge’s scorecard: 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 ( This is a great…

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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 meeting.

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  • 2021 GACAA Officers and Board of Directors

    The 2021 GACAA Officers and Board of Directors that were elected and installed at the November GACAA AM/PIC, held virtually, are as follows: Past President – Wade Parker Treasurer – Ty Torrance Secretary – Carole Knight Vice President – Brenda Jackson President Elect – Justin Shealey President – Gary Hawkins  Northwest                          Jr – Melissa…

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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 FULL SCHEDULE. NACAA has recognized…

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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 was rocking and rolling when…

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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 As we approach the warmer temperatures of Spring I remember how extremely hot and dry May of 2019 was. Whenever we have weather extremes it gets me thinking:…

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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 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 are, at best, unpleasant terms.…

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