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About Raymond Joyce

I serve as the Agriculture and Natural Resource County Extension Agent for Laurens County.

2022 Farm Stress Summit

From healthcare providers and nonprofits to county officials and faith leaders, the 2022 Farm Stress Conference welcomes all who want to further their efforts in combatting farm stress within our communities. The goal of this event is to learn from each other, connect communities with existing resources and establish partnerships…
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Tips for Collecting Quality Planting Data

With all the advanced planting technology available today, numerous planting metrics including population, singulation, and spacing quality can be displayed and mapped simultaneously on the planter displays, also commonly referred to as seed monitors. In precision ag, planting data is gaining more interest recently as it can provide valuable insights…
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Georgia Clean Day – May 3, 2022

Georgia Clean Day is a program that gives everyone an opportunity to discard old, unusable, or cancelled pesticides to a hazardous waste contractor for disposal. Pesticides in leaking containers or disposed of improperly may cause environmental damage by contaminating water supplies or harming people and wildlife. Some pesticides that have…
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Asian Longhorn Tick

As temperatures begin to rise, so do external parasites on livestock. One new external parasite for Georgia livestock producers is the Asian Longhorned Tick. This tick was found in Pickens County, Georgia in 2021. The Asian Longhorned tick is native to eastern Asia, and in 2017, the USDA confirmed that…
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