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Strawberries Almost Ready

Our strawberries planted in the county are looking good and soon ready to pick. They are at 123 days today, planted on October 15h. This year, they’ve noticed that the plants seem to be further along than usual. This is good for many reasons. Picking will start in the next…
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2019 Using Pesticides Wisely Recertification

By now most of you know that we have to be trained once again to use the new Auxin Technology. The reason for the training is to update producers on label changes, to satisfy requests from the EPA, and ultimately protect this technology for farmers in Georgia and the southeast….
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Wilcox County Farmers… Around the Country

Many Wilcox County growers were recognized for their achievements in 2018 that I made in this previous post. It is always good to see or hear our farmers being recognized outside of the county. In the last few months, we had growers featured on PBS and in the New York…
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2019 UGA/CAES Ag Forecast

The Georgia Ag Forecast is an annual seminar series presented by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in partnership with the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Economists give their insight into the future agriculture market projections. We will hear from these economists and well as CAES Dean Sam Pardue….
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Changes to Your GATE Card

Don’t throw away any mail you get from the Georgia Department of Agriculture it could be a very important password.   The Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption (GATE) is a program created through legislation, which offers qualified agriculture producers a sales tax exemption on agricultural equipment and production inputs. Qualified farmers and…
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Pesticide License Recertification Credits

Willie Chance is a retired county agent who has done a great job organizing classes where all types of commercial pesticide license can receive certification hours. There is a class next week in Valdosta if you are in need of some hard to get credit hours. Need Recertification credits? Register…
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Does Anyone Know You’re Doing A Good Job?

Former County Agent in Seminole County, Rome Ethredge, wrote this article in Growing America. You can see it at that link, but I posted it below too. Rome was the agent I trained with, and the best person to ever know. I love the way he wrote this article as…
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