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New Private Applicator Certification

The University of Georgia(UGA) has offered a free service to the state of Georgia for years. In the past, anyone involved in the production of an agricultural commodity could come into any extension office in the state and offer proof of American citizenship, a copy of their driver’s license, and an application…
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2015 Southwest Georgia Master Cattlemen’s Program

Blake Crabtree, Ben Hill County Extension Agent has worked with UGA Specialists to put together a Master Cattlemen’s Program in Southwest Georgia.  The program will be offered at the Ben Hill County Ag Center every Tuesday evening beginning on January 20, 2015. The program will run through March 10, 2015.  You must attend…
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63rd Annual Counties In Partnership Market Hog Show

The 63rd Annual 2014 Counties In Partnership Market Hog Show was held on Monday,    February 17, 2014 at the Ag Center located in Edison, Georgia.  Those participating in this event were: Calhoun County 4-H Club  Hayden Ashley * Brooklynn Bland * Justin Brown* Peyton Brown * Trevor Brown   Aiden Bruner…
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Forage Quality Concerns for Cattle Producers.

      Several of our area producers have shown concern about their cattle with respect to the quality of forage that we were able to put up last season.  This is also an issue statewide and our UGA Forage and Beef Team specialists have combined efforts to assist us…
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2014 Beef Cattle Short Course

  The 2014 Beef Cattle Short Course will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the Tifton Bull Evaluation Center in Irwinville, Ga.  The agenda can be found using the link below.  All cattle producers are encouraged to attend. 2014TiftonShortcourseProgram Also, cattle producers are invited to attend the Performance…
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Considerations for Selling Calves Now

I received an email from Dr. Curt Lacy, UGA Cooperative Extension Livestock Economist, with some things to consider about the current market.  He brings up a lot of good points to consider.  I am including an insert from his email so that I don’t cloud the issue by not covering…
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Potential Problems with Toxic Weeds in Georgia Pastures.

Today we received word from Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Extension Forage Specialist, about the danger this year of toxic weeds in our pastures.  With the increase rainfall we have experienced times where we couldn’t provide timely application of herbicides to control the weeds and many of them thrive in a…
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