Bacon County Ag Update

Georgia Forage and Grassland Council annual meeting

This will be a great meeting to attend and its close by, since it’s in Ocilla. If you have any questions about it call me and I’ll try to answer them.

The Georgia Forage and Grassland Council will be holding their second annual meeting on February 16, 2018 at the Irwin County High School’s CASE Farm (149 Chiefton Circle, Ocilla, GA 31774). The meeting will begin at 9 a.m., followed by a farm visit after lunch at the Deep Grass Graziers farm (600 Meadowlark Rd., Fitzgerald, GA 31750) with farm owner/manager, Dan Glenn. This year’s annual meeting will feature updates from Dr. Jennifer Tucker, grazing systems researcher at UGA’s Tifton campus, and Dr. Lisa Baxter, a postdoctoral associate at UGA’s Tifton campus working on the bermudagrass stem maggot. Participants will also get an update on cover crop research at the Jimmy Carter Plant Materials Center in Americus, GA by Richard Barrett, Manager of the JCPMC, as well as recieving a behind the scenes look at the Irwin Co. CASE (Center for Agricultural Study and Excellence) farm. Additionally, there will be opportunities for to hear from industry representatives about new products and services that they plan to offer in 2018. And, the GFGC will present their Carl Hoveland Merit Award to a very deserving candidate. Here is the tentative agenda.

Cost to attend for producers is $35 and will include lunch. Registration is FREE for GFGC members, so if you aren’t a member or current, be sure to register through the American Forage and Grassland Council’s page and select the Georgia affiliate. Register for this event by contacting Cathy Felton at 706-310-3464. The registration deadline is February 1.