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Join us for a FREE three-part webinar series on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses in the state and strategies for strengthening financial resilience to disruptions or change. Experts will present tips on evolving marketing, building business continuity, increasing operational flexibility, managing essential workforce and enhancing customer service.

*Participants may register to attend all three parts or attend parts individually.

To register, click "Single Registration" for each webinar that you would like to attend and it will be added to your shopping cart.


This series is made available through a CARES Act grant as a collaborative project of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, UGA Extension, UGA Center for Urban Agriculture, UGA Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Georgia Forestry Commission, Victory Gardens, Savannah Tree Foundation, City of Savannah, Georgia Green Industry Association, Georgia Urban Ag Council and Georgia Recreation and Parks Association

 

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Select a Section Date to Register for Below

Section Title
Session 1 of 3
Type
Webinar
Days
Th
Time
12:15PM to 1:15PM
Dates
Jan 21, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
1.0
Location
  • Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Locations
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
No Charge non-credit $0.00
Section Notes

Presented in conjunction with the Wintergreen Educational Conference and Trade Show and sponsored by the Georgia Green Industry Association, this webinar is the first in a three-part series. It will include the following expert presentations:

  • Introduction (Greg Huber, University of Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture)
  • Overview of COVID-19 and Impact on Small Businesses in the State (Ben Campbell, University of Georgia Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics)
  • Financial Resilience: Continuity Plans and Business Flexibility (Steve Newton, University of Georgia Small Business Development Center)
  • Changing Marketing Practices in the Nursery and Landscape Industry (Cheryl Boyer, Kansas State University Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources)
  • Q&A Forum (Moderated by Jill Gambill, University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant)
Section Title
Session 2 of 3
Type
Webinar
Days
Th
Time
8:00AM to 9:30AM
Dates
Feb 18, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
1.5
Location
  • Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Locations
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
No Charge non-credit $0.00
Section Notes

Presented in conjunction with Maintenance and Management School and sponsored by the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association and the Georgia Urban Ag Council, this webinar is the second in a three-part series. It will include the following expert presentations:

  • Introduction (Greg Huber, University of Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture)
  • Overview of COVID-19: Impact and a Changing Reality (Julie Campbell, University of Georgia Department of Horticulture)
  • Customer Service: Extending the Safety Message from Crew to Customer (Steve Newton, University of Georgia Small Business Development Center)
  • Managing the Essential Workforce in a Pandemic: Crew Dynamics, Challenges, and Opportunities, Adaptations, Efficiencies (Teddy Russell, Russell Landscape)
  • Q&A Forum & Industry Panel Discussion: Safety Precautions and Facility Adaptations (Kerry Shay, Victory Gardens; Steve Faber, Ruppert Landscape; Stan Deal, Verdesian Life Sciences; Pam Dooley, Plants Creative Landscapes; Mary Kay Woodworth, Georgia Urban Ag Council; and TJ Imberger, Spalding County) (Moderated by Jill Gambill, University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant)
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Section Title
Session 3 of 3
Type
Webinar
Days
Th
Time
8:00AM to 9:30AM
Dates
Mar 18, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
1.5
Location
  • Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Locations
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
No Charge non-credit $0.00
Section Notes
  1. This webinar is the third in a three-part series. It will include the following expert presentations:
    • Introduction (Jill Gambill, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant)
    • Planting and Establishing the Sustainable Community Forest (Alex Ballard, Georgia Forestry Commission)
    • Introduction to Sustainable Landscaping (Keren Giovengo, University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant)
    • Empowering Employees with Educational Pathways - GCLP, GCPP, Supercrew (Greg Huber, UGA Center for Urban Agriculture)
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