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UPW has been decided for 2020

 

Finally, the ruling has been passed down to us. Dr. Culpepper let us know yesterday morning at the Weed Meeting that if you took a UPW class in 2019 then you do not have to take one for 2020. However, if you did not take a UPW class last year (2019) then you will have to take one this year. 

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Farm Recovery Block Grant Application Guide

It was announced yesterday that we will receive a block grant for $347 million. The process that you will be going through is unlike anything you have done before. Everything you do will be done online at  http://farmrecovery.com/.

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Cattle Update 2/3/20

It has been a while since I gave a cattle update. The markets shut down over Christmas and New Years so I was giving it a few weeks to get back up and running normally. Market: Cash trade has dropped off since the beginning of the year but cattle prices…
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Rural Stress, Mental Health & Self-Care Resources

Image result for uga rural stress"Stress has always been something that farmers have dealt with but recently stress and its effects on mental health have become a topic of discussion. Clint Thompson stated in his recent publication about the awareness of rural stress that “Farmers are an extended family for the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents throughout the state, and agents are uniquely positioned to raise awareness about rural stress and mental health concerns for Georgia farmers.”
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2020 Ag Budgets

The 2020 Ag Budgets have been updated. These budgets are very useful for planning out your crops for the year. Keep in mind that the inputs are variable and can be adjusted up or down to fit your operation. Also, the crop comparison tool is very useful in looking at…
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Tidewater Equipment Open House

Image result for tidewater equipmentTidewater Equipment has extended an invitation to their Open House Tuesday, January 7th at their office on Hwy 82. They will have clinics throughout the day on sprayers, planters, hay equipment, and construction equipment. All the information is listed below. Lunch will be served but Tidewater has requested that those attending for lunch to RSVP. To RSVP for lunch please call Mrs. Cathy and we will turn our numbers over to Tidewater on Tuesday. I hope you have time to stop by, it should be an eventful day and they’re giving out door prizes!
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Nutrien Ag Solutions Program

Image result for nutrien ag solutionsNutrien Ag Solutions will have a program at the Extension Office on Wednesday, January 8th at noon. Adrienne Smith, the local Nutrien crop consultant is sponsoring the program. Nutrien has several products in its portfolio, including Dyna-Gro seed. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Mrs. Cathy, 229-391-7980.
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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from everyone here at the Extension Office! I hope each of you has a wonderful holiday and enjoy time with your family. The office will be closed on December 24th and we will return on January 2nd.  Here are a few Christmas funnies I found.      …
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