March 17: UGA Pruning Workshop

DATE: Friday, March 17 TIME: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm PLACE: UGA Griffin Campus, Student Learning Center Room 104, 1109 Experiment Street, Griffin GA University of Georgia Horticulture Presents: Pruning Workshop **Back by Popular Demand!** Our pruning program will cover the A-Z of proper pruning techniques for all of your ornamentals and will briefly cover pruning fruit trees. Equipment selection …

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March 24: UGA Landscape Update

DATE: March 24, 2017 TIME: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm PLACE University of Georgia, Griffin campus University of Georgia Horticulture Presents: Landscape Update This program is designed for the commercial landscaper or ground maintenance personnel and will cover a number of landscape management issues. Topics will include site analysis, planting and fertilizing and identifying nutrient-related problems in ornamentals. We’ll discuss …

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Drought Level 2 in 52 GA counties – including Metro-Atlanta

The long, hot summer and fall, with below normal rainfall, has prompted the State of Georgia to declare the following drought levels, effective 11/17/16. Drought Response Level 1: 58 counties Drought Response Level 2:  52 counties including Metro-Atlanta Drought Response Level 3:  Haralson County and cities of Griffin, Buchanan, Tallapoosa and Waco Drought Levels 1, 2 and 3 allow new …

UAC-adminDrought Level 2 in 52 GA counties – including Metro-Atlanta

Breaking news: FL vs GA water rights trial begins 10/31/16

Metro Atlanta’s future rides on the legal opinion of one irascible, no-nonsense Yankee barrister who has warned that neither Georgia nor Florida will be satisfied with his ruling. The U.S. Supreme Court appointed Ralph Lancaster as the “special master” to determine the validity of Florida’s 2013 lawsuit against Georgia and its alleged over consumption of the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers. …

UAC-adminBreaking news: FL vs GA water rights trial begins 10/31/16

CALL TO ACTION: Landscape equipment theft crisis – help needed!

Many UAC member companies have reported an increase in equipment theft, both at worksites and at their offices/storage facilities. The thieves are becoming bolder, and there is growing concern about the safety of employees.  We need your help. It is extremely important to quantify the equipment losses. Please click here for the 2016_Landscape Industry _EQUIPMENT THEFT, and provide UAC with a list …

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“Inside Ag Week 7” Legislative Report – News from the Georgia General Assembly

The Georgia Urban Agriculture Council is pleased to continue its partnership with the Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) to provide weekly reports about activities and legislation throughout the  2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly. Last week  was an especially active week under the gold dome as lawmakers moved quickly to advance legislation ahead of the Day 30 crossover deadline. Legislators returned …

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“Inside Ag Week 6” Legislative Report – News from the Georgia General Assembly

The Georgia Urban Agriculture Council is pleased to continue its partnership with the Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) to provide weekly reports about activities and legislation throughout the  2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly. Time is growing short as the Day 30 crossover deadline looms.  Day 30 is called Crossover Day because it is the last day for bills passed in …

UAC-admin“Inside Ag Week 6” Legislative Report – News from the Georgia General Assembly

“Inside Ag Week 5” Legislative Report – News from the Georgia General Assembly

The Georgia Urban Agriculture Council is pleased to continue its partnership with the Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) to provide weekly reports about activities and legislation throughout the  2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly. Happy President’s Day! We are halfway home! Lawmakers hit the highway Thursday afternoon after having completed the 20th of the allotted 40 legislative days. It’s a good reminder …

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“Inside Ag Week 3” Legislative Report – News from the Georgia General Assembly

 The Georgia Urban Agriculture Council is pleased to continue its partnership with the Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) to provide weekly reports about activities and legislation throughout the2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly. The State Capitol was quiet Friday as lawmakers headed home Thursday afternoon, having completed the first 12 days of the session.  They will return Monday as the 40-day …

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“Inside Ag Week 2” – News from the Georgia General Assembly

January 22, 2016 Dear UAC Members and Friends, The Georgia Urban Agriculture Council is pleased to continue its partnership with the Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) to provide weekly reports about activities and legislation throughout the2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly.   Three more legislative days ticked off the calendar this week as legislators wrap up on Friday. Eight days of …

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