UGA Extension – Jasper County Agricultural & Natural Resources

Georgia's Deer Capital

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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Cattle and Forage Field Day at Camp Twin Lakes

The Morgan County Cattlemen’s Association is hosting a Cattle and Forage Field Day at Camp Twin Lakes (1391 Keencheefoonee Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663), on Monday April 17th, at 4:00 pm. The evening will be filled with educational presentations pertinent to local livestock producers. The field day will have five rotating…
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13th Annual Monroe County HERD Sale

Good morning! The 13th annual Monroe Co. H.E.R.D. Sale will be May 6th at Sleepy Creek Farm near Forsyth, GA. Some of our top producers are offering up 65 commercial heifers bred A.I. to calving ease Angus bulls. This year’s featured A.I. sires are Select Sires Top Hand and Sunrise….
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Georgia 4-H/FFA Scholarship Opportunity-Johnathon Gabriel Memorial Scholarship Available to Download

***Please provide this information to those youth that are involved in the youth livestock program*** There are numerous opportunities for youth that are active in youth livestock programs that are Georgia 4-H and Georgia FFA members.  Please visit the following link to view updated applications: http://www.georgia4h.org/livestock/scholarships/default.htm .  We continue to…
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April Vegetable Gardening Calendar

You can plant or harvest something from your garden almost all year. The monthly recommendations — especially the spring and fall planting dates — are for the typical day and month in middle Georgia. This calendar is prepared mainly as a reminder and guide for planning your garden work.
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April Beef Cattle Management Calendar

These are the general management needs, but there are additional needs in April that are based upon your calving season and can be located at the link provided below. Keep a close watch on pasture conditions. Continue supplemental feeding until grass is plentiful. Fertilize permanent pastures according to soil tests if not…
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USDA Warns it Only Takes One Person to Spread Harmful Invasive Pests

From https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/newsroom/news/sa_by_date/sa-2017/invasive-plant-pest-month “April is Awareness Month for Invasive Plant Pests Washington, March 30, 2017 — Each year, harmful invasive plant pests and diseases cost the United States about $40 billion in crop losses, damage to forests and vulnerable ecosystems, and expensive eradication and control efforts. It only takes one person…
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Washington Park Goes Green with the Red, Black and White

By: Maria Brown and Trey Gafnea Students in the third grade STEAM class at Washington Park Elementary School (WPES) are participating in Jasper County Charter Systems Junior Master Gardener Program® (JMG). Maria Brown, STEAM lead teacher, and Trey Gafnea, Jasper County Extension Agricultural Agent, collaborated at the beginning of the…
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