Bacon County Ag Update

Sharon Bridges retirement

Many of you already are aware that Sharon Bridges, Bacon County Extension Secretary, is retiring at the end of this month. Please stop by the office on Friday, March 31, 2017, between the hours of 3-5 pm. Refreshments will be served.    
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Equipment Safety

EQUIPMENT SAFETY   Equipment safety is one of the more important issues regarding farm safety. Equipment can be extremely dangerous if not respected.   Here are some general rules to making your day safer everyday:   Before operating equipment do a safety check: check for loose tools around the equipment,…
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Winter lawn weeds

This is a good time of year to treat annual winter weeds in your lawn. One of the most common weeds brought to me for identification is Burweed. Key identification characteristics of lawn burweed are: 1) opposite, sparsely hairy leaves that are divided into numerous segments, b) small inconspicuous flowers and…
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Cattle Handling and Reproductive Management field day

The UGA Beef team is offering the 1st Annual Heifer Evaluation and Reproductive Development Field Day to be held at the Alapaha Beef Unit in Alapaha, GA on Wednesday, 31-August, 2016.  This program will focus on beef cattle reproductive management and handling. As part of the program you will become certified…
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Federal Marketing Order for Pecans Passes

See release from USDA below: WASHINGTON, May 6, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing that pecan growers have voted to establish a Federal marketing order for pecans grown in 15 states. In a referendum conducted March 9 through March 30, 2016, a majority of…
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