UGA Extension – Jasper County Agricultural & Natural Resources

Georgia's Deer Capital

Ag. Safety Awareness Day 5: Driver Space

Today’s topic is highway safety. As the interface between urban areas have migrated into traditionally rural areas, there are much more interactions between tractors and combines on the highway and fast moving automobiles. This has lead to an increase in tractor and car accidents in recent years. Here are some…
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This week’s updated resources:

This is a weekly update of newly published UGA Extension, as well as other agricultural and natural resource trainings and resources as they come available. Released on Thursdays, we hope this helps you plan your weekend and coming week as events emerge. For a more extensive list of upcoming Extension events in our area, please check out Upcoming Events. Contact the Extension Office if you need further details at 706-468-6479 or rgafnea@uga.edu.
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USDA Issues Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Tennessee

USDA Issues Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Tennessee USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) has confirmed the full subtype for the highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza reported in Lincoln County, TN. The virus has been identified as North American wild bird lineage H7N9 HPAI based upon full genome…
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Ag. Safety Awareness Day 2: Animal Space

This is day 2 of Ag Safety Awareness Week and the topic of the day is Animal spaces. I will be concentrating on Cattle Handling. Here are some tips when working with Cattle: – Cattle are herding animals (as are sheep and goats). Consequently they have separation anxiety when separated from the…
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USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic H7 Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Tennessee

USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic H7 Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Tennessee Julie McPeake, Chief Communication Officer, Georgia Department of Agriculture The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial…
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Bird Flu confirmed in Tennessee

The first case of the year of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was confirmed over the weekend in Lincoln County, Tennessee. All birds on the premises were euthanized, and all neighboring flocks have tested negative. Video interview of Dr. Charles Hatcher, DVM, State Veterinarian, Tennessee Department of Agriculture. (Video has 2 parts.)…
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Ag. Safety Awareness Day 1: Confined Space

Today’s topic is confined spaces. These typically refer to grain bins and manure pits. Here are some take home messages on these hazards:   Grain Bins In the past 50 years over 900 cases of grain engulfment have been reported. Take care and follow the following safety tips: – Do…
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