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Farmer Survey on COVID 19

During this pandemic, we recognize that Georgia’s food and fiber industry is being impacted across all agricultural sectors. In order to accurately tell your story and represent your needs, we have developed a survey to collect information on how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting your farm operation.

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Peanut Planting Time

It has been such a warm spring everyone is itching to get into the field and start planting. For peanuts it needs to be 68 degrees at the 4 inch soil depth for 3 consecutive days with no cold front predicted.

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COVID 19 Economic Resources for Farmers

Please see attached for a brief 1-pager on some important resources for farmers related to COVID-19.  It briefly covers the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL). CLICK HERE: COVID-19 Resources for Farmers
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COVID-19 Resources & Wheeler County Extension Office Closing to the Public

UGA has released a website with resources on COVID-19.Please visit the site for more information. https://extension.uga.edu/topic-areas/timely-topics/emergencies.html Due to public health concerns and following county government guidance, Wheeler County Extension will be Closed to the Public beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 until further notice. Our office hours will remain the same…
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UGA Events Canceled

All UGA scheduled events will be canceled through the end of March. A decision will be made soon about how far out this will be the case. Stay tuned to the blog, emails and remind from Extension Staff for updates. This includes the UPW training’s for those of you that…
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Forage Short Courses and Field Day Events

There are several Short Courses and Field Days coming up for cattle and forage producers. Here is a compiled list: Novel Endophyte Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop https://georgiaforages.caes.uga.edu/calendar/event.html?eventid=1620&event=Novel-Endophyte-Tall-Fescue-Renovation-Workshop Georgia Forage and Grassland Council Meeting https://georgiaforages.caes.uga.edu/calendar/event.html?eventid=1621&event=Georgia-Forage-and-Grassland-Council-Meeting Free for GFGC members (also gives you memberships to the American Forage and Grassland Council) –…
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