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Bluebird Basics

In the past 2 years, I have found a love for Eastern Bluebirds. I have a pair that is currently nesting in my backyard among our blueberry bushes and under a giant oak. I get so much joy from seeing them go in and out of the nesting box and…
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The Leading Rein March 2021

The shorter days, frigid weather and the inevitable winter mud are all behind us as Spring is approaching. Time for pasture management, new foals and big horse show goals for the upcoming 2021 season. This issue helps horse owners prepare for all things Spring. Gather how to stay ahead of…
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Grow Your Own Vegetable Transplants

Written by Randy Drinkard, Bartow County Extension Agent Have you ever thought about growing your own tomato, pepper or other vegetable plants from seed? Well, if so, now is the perfect time to get started growing your transplants for setting out later this year in the garden. Growing your own…
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Winter Potted Plant Care

As temperatures drop, the amount of care for your winter potted plants increases. Don’t let that scare you, because following these simple tips will ensure you have great color all winter. First, check your pots to ensure that water can drain. If water is pooling in the pots, then it…
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Lewis Banks named 2020 Georgia Outstanding Young Farmer

Lewis Banks of Mansfield, GA was named the 2020 Georgia County Agents Association Outstanding Young Farmer. He and his wife, Brittany, have two small children, Caroline and Brett. Lewis saw an opportunity to make a living operating a sustainable farm by bringing together the farming knowledge passed onto him from…
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Help Your Trees Age Gracefully

I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Kevin Sorrow, the Covington City Arborist and the Asst. Public Works Director: Water Resources. He manages the trees that are on all city property. He also assists with the Land Application. In the late 1970s, the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) mandated wastewater…
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Equine Pasture Management

We are in the Fall and now is the time to begin preparing your pasture for next years growing season. Overgrazing, improper fertilization and pH, and lack of weed prevention can all lead to a poor quality pasture with low production of fiber for your equine partner. Start evaluating your…
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