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GACAA recap and Livestock/Forage News

GACAA

The 2017 Georgia Association of County Agricultural Agents (GACAA) annual meeting and professional improvement conference was held in Columbus at the beginning of the month. I competed in the applied research poster competition with research conducted with the Laurens County Agent, Raymond Joyce. We won our competition for our work with creep feeding calves and growth implants. Here is a link to our poster, creep feeding calves with implants poster 2017.

PEST MANAGEMENT

Bermuda grass stem maggot (BSM) Update:

I had multiple producers treat for BSM and fall army worms (FAM) this year. This updated publication from our forage specialist, Dr. Dennis Hancock,  will explain how to scout and treat BSM. https://secure.caes.uga.edu/extension/publications/files/pdf/B%201484_1.PDF

BUDGETS

As we look forward to the holidays we also start planning for next years production. Our Extension Economists have updated all of our budgets that include livestock, forages, and agronomic crops. Extension Budgets: http://www.caes.uga.edu/departments/ag-econ/extension/budgets.html

MASTER CATTLEMAN COURSE

2018 Master Cattleman Course: This is an 8 week long course. The course will be every Tues evening from January 30, 2018 to March 20, 2018 at the Wheeler County Extension Office. Please see the flyer below for more details.