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Georgia Ag Forecast

The 2020 Ag Forecast series will begin next month. The closest Ag Forecast event to Turner County will be in Tifton on January 31 at the Tifton Campus Conference Center. This year’s keynote speaker will be State Fiscal Economist of Georgia Jeffery Dorfman. Registration is $25 per person. Complete event…
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UGA Forage Team – GrassMasters Program in Ben Hill County

The GrassMasters program is a 7 – week long series of seven educational workshops that focus on forage production. Workshops are held every Monday beginning on January 27th at the Ben Hill County Senior Citizen Center. This program is an INTRODUCTION to forage production systems and is highly recommended for those…
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Turner County Extension 2020 Production Meeting Schedule

We have finalized most of our 2020 production meeting details. This upcoming year Turner County cotton and peanut production meetings will be held together. In 2021, we look forward to holding individual meetings for both cotton and peanuts. However, since cotton and peanuts are the two largest crops in the…
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Georgia Peanut Farm Show & Conference

On Jan 16th, 2020, the 44th Annual GA Peanut Farm Show & Conference will be held at the UGA Tifton Conference Center. The conference schedule can be seen below. 8:30 a.m. Show Opens 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Small Auditorium, UGA Tifton Campus Conference Ctr. Welcome – Donald Chase, GPC Research…
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Wheat Planting Time

Wheat Planting Time By: Rome Ethredge The optimum window for wheat planting for grain in Georgia is typically within one week before or after the average first frost date for a given area. Planting during the appropriate time for your area will allow wheat to develop enough tillers prior to…
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Establishing a Pecan Orchard

Lately, I have received several questions related to planting pecan trees and establishing an orchard. This publication below by Dr. Lenny Wells provides pertinent information on issues related to pecan tree establishment, fertilization, weed control, and irrigation among other issues. Click here to access publication.
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Hemp Farming Symposium

Hemp Farming Symposium On October 24, 2019, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will join a future hemp processor to discuss numerous issues regarding hemp production including selling hemp biomass, processing hemp, licensing, and general growing practices. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please contact me for details…
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