UGA Extension – Jasper County Agricultural & Natural Resources

Georgia's Deer Capital

Big Buck Contest

Jasper County FFA Alumni Association is hosting their annual Big Buck Contest again this year. Buying a pre-sold ticket gives you a meal and the opportunity to submit your buck on Saturday October 17. Tickets are available locally at Town & Country and Farm & Garden.
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Avian Influenza and the Preparedness of the Cattle Industry

I received my Georgia Cattleman magazine Wednesday evening, and one of the first things that caught my attention is this artic on HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, I urge you to use the full four initials when abbreviating for full clarity). There has been much interest among beef and dairy producers alike as to what impact HPAI would have on cattle and cattle operations. Dr. Cobb, State Veterinarian, clarifies procedures and consideration in this letter.
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Potentially dangerous flooding this weekend

“A complicated weather scenario for the Southeast may result in significant rainfall accumulations over the next few days in eastern and northern Georgia… Some areas could see a foot or more of rain by Monday morning, mainly in South Carolina but with some heavy rain in adjoining areas of Georgia as well.  The exact location and amount of the heaviest rain cannot be projected at this time so if you are in the affected area, plan for the worst.  THIS FLOODING WILL OCCUR NO MATTER WHERE JOAQUIN GOES…”
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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
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Posted in ANR.

Ga. Farm Bureau Expands College Scholarships

“Georgia Farm Bureau is offering up to $65,000 in scholarships to Georgia students pursuing a degree related to agriculture, veterinary medicine, family and consumer sciences or a related field. GFB is expanding its scholarship program after establishing the GFB Foundation for Agriculture…. For more than 40 years the organization has annually awarded scholarships to high school seniors entering college with plans to pursue a degree in agriculture or family and consumer sciences…”
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