Bacon County Ag Update

Grower Produce Safety Rule Training

WHAT: This free one-day workshop is being offered to produce growers. The training will cover the standardized curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, which meets the regulatory requirements of the Produce Safety Rule under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act). The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices…
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Reminder: Bacon County Extension/Young Farmer Meeting

There will be a Bacon County Young Farmer/UGA Extension Meeting tomorrow evening at 7:00pm at the extension office. Mark Freeman UGA Agronomist will be the speaker. Update on cotton trials and whiteflies.  Pesticide continuing education hours will be awarded for attending the meeting. Monsanto is the meeting sponsor.
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Bacon County PSA training for Fruit and Vegetable producers

We will offer another PSA training on December 14, 2017.   Training for Farmers and Growers on Produce Safety Rule WHAT: This free one-day workshop is being offered to produce growers. The training will cover the standardized curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, which meets the regulatory requirements of…
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Odd Pecans

Nov 28, 2017 | Written by Lenny Wells Every year people bring me a host of odd-ball nuts they run across during harvest. No, I’m not referring to people here but actual pecans. I get tiny pecans the size of a pinky-nail as well as those that have some sort of growth…
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Bacon County Forestry Meeting

Bacon County Forestry Meeting Tuesday, Oct 24 @ 6:00 p.m. Meeting Location: Bacon Co. Extension Office 203 S. Dixon St. Alma, GA 31510 (Meeting is approved for Pesticide, CLE and CFE credits) We will be discussing the steps to prep and plant Pine seedlings. Agenda: Registration……………………………………………6:00 p.m. Dinner……………………………………………………6:30 p.m. Planning…
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Cotton Marketing News

by Don Shurley The marketing assistance loan (MAL) is an important tool used by many producers and marketing associations in cotton pricing and risk management. In addition to research and farmer education, I teach courses in commodity marketing and agricultural policy and I tell my students that the key to…
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