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Water Management Workshops for Georgia Producers

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS, Water

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USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia wants to make sure producers are aware of the statewide Water Management Workshop Series taking place across the state. The University of Georgia (UGA) and Fort Valley State University (FVSU) extension programs have partnered with NRCS to host these workshops.

The next one will be held April 3 at the Houston County Extension Office in Perry, then three workshops will be held in May. On May 7, one will be held at the Dougherty County Extension Officein Albanythen May 13 one will take place at the Gordon County Extension Office in Calhoun, and then one will be held May 15 at the Cobb County Water Labin Marietta. 

While these workshops are geared towards smaller acreage and new/beginning farmers, they are open to all who wish to attend and learn. Those attending can learn about the different types and efficiencies of impact sprinklers, drip irrigation systems, how to develop an Irrigation Water Management Plan. The free workshops will also offer hands-on activities assembling basic irrigation systems.

Anyone can register online by visiting www.tinyurl.com/CRSSWater, or contact the County Extension Office where the workshops are scheduled.

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