UGA Extension – Jasper County Agricultural & Natural Resources

Georgia's Deer Capital

APHIS Issues Epidemiology Report for Avian Influenza Affected Poultry in Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and Georgia

“The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is releasing the epidemiology report for affected HPAI and LPAI poultry cases this spring. This kind of analysis helps to identify how the disease spread and how to help prevent it in the future. APHIS has made…
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Gourd Society

The American Gourd Society (AGS) established the Jim Story Award (JSA) in 2009 to honor a long-time supporter of the AGS, who also pioneered many of the techniques for manipulating a gourd during its growth to produce unusual shapes for use in gourd art, floral designs and other decorative activities….
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2017 Hay Contest Seeks Best Hay and Baleage in the Southeast

Hay and baleage producers in the Southeast can earn major prizes at the 2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo in this year’s Southeastern Hay Contest presented by Massey Ferguson. Thanks to Massey Ferguson’s sponsorship, and major support from sponsors for each of the seven categories in the SE Hay Contest, winners can take home…
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Georgia Beef producers to vote on continuation of Georgia Beef Commission check off

“Georgia Department of Agriculture Gary W. Black, Commissioner 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30334 www.agr.georgia.gov   Press Release – For Immediate Release Friday, May 05, 2017 Office of Communications 404-656-3689 Georgia Beef producers to vote on continuation of Georgia Beef Commission check off The Georgia Agriculture…
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Screwworm Update

This morning the Georgia Department of Agriculture released a press release updating the movement requirements of animals in certain areas of Florida. That release as well as further information can be found at: http://agr.georgia.gov/Data/Sites/1/media/ag_animalindustry/animal_health/files/Screwworm-Memo-UPDATE-4-19-17-%20RMC.pdf
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FPL & Chatel Farms Open House to be held on April 21

“FPL Food invites you to visit Chatel Farms as they showcase their brand new, state-of-the-art feeding facility in Reidsville, GA. Come learn about FPL’s vision for the Southeastern cattle industry.” For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chatel-farms-open-house-registration-31931300379 This is not an advertisement for FPL, but FPL has done some innovative…
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UGA Extension pesticide training fees, testing, credits to change in May

“One of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s key commitments to the state and its farmers is to provide the training and information that private pesticide applicators need to ensure the safe use of pesticides.

The way that UGA Extension offers trainings, exams and continuing education classes for pesticide applicators’ license renewals will change in the coming months…”
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