Industry news

The value of membership

January 13, 2016

As we begin a new year – 2016 – on behalf of the UAC board, thank you for your continued membership and involvement in the Georgia Urban Ag Council. Why belong? According to a 2014 survey by Wild Apricot (a web-based association membership tool), there are six main reasons to…

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May 7, 2015 – UAC Comments: Proposed Amendments to the Rules for Outdoor Water Use, Chapter 391-3-30

May 7, 2015

The Georgia EPD is in the process of revising Rules for Outdoor Water Use, Chapter 391-3-30 The proposed Rules can be found here:  PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION RELATING TO OUTDOOR WATER USE, CHAPTER 391-3-30 UAC provided public comment (May 5,…

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Certificate Program – Gwinnett Tech: Sustainable Urban Agriculture Technician

September 9, 2014

Gwinnett Tech launches a new certificate program It started as a student project in 1999, but now the student is the program director and the plan is coming to life. That student was Aaron Poulsen. He had an idea to develop an edible garden at Gwinnett Technical College so students…

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Legislative advocacy for our industry

September 9, 2014

Get involved or get run over As green industry business owners, managers, employers, and employees, you are aware of the multitude of benefits our industry provides to the economy and the environment of our nation, our state, our cities, and our local communities. Unfortunately, many of our elected officials, municipal…

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“Cosmetic” pesticide ban

May 1, 2014

Should Georgians be worried? by Mary Kay Woodworth What’ is the “cosmetic” sale of pesticides and should we be concerned? In 2005, a province-wide ban on the “cosmetic” sale and use of pesticides went into effect in Ontario, Canada. More than 250 products were outlawed, leaving most Canadian lawn care…

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Category 41 Mosquito Control license

May 1, 2014

Requirements for commercial application Do you need a mosquito control license? Here is a description of the Category 41 Mosquito Control license category as it appears in the rules of the Pesticide Use and Application Act of 1976: (r) Mosquito Control. This category includes commercial applicators using or supervising the…

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Verification of Lawful Presence

March 1, 2014

What does this mean to the green industry? According to the Georgia Department of Agriculture website:  The Georgia Department of Agriculture is required by O.C.G.A. § 50-36-1 to verify citizenship/immigration status for all public benefits issued. All public benefits are defined in the law as certifications, licenses, registrations, state grant,…

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Look before you pump!

January 1, 2014

Ethanol Education & Consumer Protection Program Look at the fuel pump before dispensing gasoline and check the ethanol content. Outdoor power equipment was made to run on fuel containing no more than 10 percent ethanol. The same fuel you put in your car may not be the same fuel meant…

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