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  • I know many of our efforts here at the Extension office focus on agriculture and natural resources, but our office can also help connect clients to resources in other areas. For example, one of our close partnerships is with the University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which has its nearest branch in Augusta.…

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  • It’s getting to the time of year where I’m seeing questions about insect and disease issues in home vegetables and fruits. As you encounter issues in your garden, please feel free to contact us at 706-359-3233 for assistance with diagnoses and treatment of problems- if you wait too long, there’s usually not much we can…

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  • I love the spring and early summer in Georgia—as the days get longer and temperatures get warmer, I spend more and more time outside, whether just hanging out on the screen porch, working on landscaping projects, riding my horse, or hanging out at the boat ramp. This time of year though, I always get the…

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  • There are truly no qualifications to be a farmer- it doesn’t matter what demographic you are, socio-economic status, background, or experience level— by definition, a farmer is “a person engaged in agriculture.” Women have been a critical part of farming operations in the U.S. for centuries, but the number of women serving as farm operators…

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  • Every year, we hit the first week of April and I wonder how we’re so far along in the year. With some beautiful weather and plentiful rain in the forecast for the next week or two, it’s time to start thinking about chores to get your lawn in tip-top shape for the summer season. Depending…

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  • 2023 Farm Bill

    The U.S. Farm Bill is an important piece of legislation focused on America’s food and agricultural systems with focus on nutrition, insurance, conservation, land access, and more. The bill originated in the 1930’s as part of Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation as a response to the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. The original goals of the…

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  • Extension offices across the state get questions on all kinds of different subjects. As an agriculture and natural resources agent, I joke that I’m helpful for keeping desirable things alive (plants, livestock, etc) and at getting rid of undesirable things (weeds, pests, etc). A common topic of interest I get asked about regularly is fruit…

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  • Did you know that your local Extension office can help with the identification of and treatment for common pests? Recently we have had an influx of insect-related questions, so this week, I’d like to share some information about proactive household pest management with you.Insects compose more than 75% of all known animal species and come…

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  • 2023 DPA

    Lincoln County 4-H attended Cloverleaf District Project Achievement (DPA) at Rock Eagle on Saturday, February 18, 2023.  Georgia 4-H Project Achievement helps to provide youth with skills that can be built on over their lifetime. Students choose a project area of interest, research the topic, write a speech, and deliver a presentation. Some of the…

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  • One of the cool things about being an agriculture agent is that we are encouraged and expected to pursue training opportunities to help us be the best resource possible for our communities. A few weeks ago, I was able to attend a mushroom production training at the UGarden in Athens, and I thought I’d share…

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