Fayette County Extension

USDA – Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Tennessee

  USDA Issues Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Tennessee Important Information from USDA:   Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service sent this bulletin at 03/07/2017 04:12 PM EST USDA Issues Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Tennessee USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) has confirmed the full subtype…
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MARCH 21, 2017: TIME TO TOOT YOUR HORN – IT’S NATIONAL AGRICULTURE DAY

Lynne Hayes, Growing America, Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 Today is your day, farmers and ranchers. How will you celebrate? Farm tours? Blogging? Facebook video? Striking up a conversation with that lady in the grocery line buying five rib eyes? It’s National Agriculture Day 2017, and there’s no better opportunity to “school”…
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UGLY PRODUCE GETTING THE LOVE IT DESERVES

Lynne Hayes, Growing America  Monday, March 13th, 2017 There’s new hope for the outcasts of the produce aisle…the contorted carrots, twisted peppers and bent cucumbers. These days, growers are taking a second look at imperfect produce and seeing opportunity instead of waste. Welcome to the new world of produce where it’s…
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IPS ENGRAVER BEETLES – KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR PINE TREES

Please see information below from:  Elizabeth Benton, Ph.D. Forest Health Specialist,                           Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Pines in Georgia are under stress because of drought conditions in 2016.  Engraver beetle outbreaks are now occurring in multiple locations in Georgia.  Over 3,700 small infestation spots have been identified in central Georgia….
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GMO’S: SPREAD THE FACTS, CHANGE MINDS

Laura Johnson, Associate Dean of Extension, University of Georgia, sent this information for our use.  This article explains GMOs simply.  Enjoy Lynne Hayes article, Growing America February 14, 2017. GMOs: Spread The Facts, Change Minds Producers are out there every day doing their best to grow healthy, plentiful crops for the world,…
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