UGA Extension – Jasper County Agricultural & Natural Resources

Georgia's Deer Capital

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 available. Released on Thursday, 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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Pigs Found Positive for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) in Georgia

Two fecal swabs taken from pigs at the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show were found to be positive for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). PEDv is a highly contagious virus that has spread across the US swine industry. It is unknown how the virus first entered the US in 2013, but it has caused widespread swine loss of production and mortality. These are the first known positive animals to be found in Georgia.
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Georgia Agriculture Sales Tax Exemption (GATE) Revisited

The Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption Certificate, or simply the GATE Card as it is referred to by cardholders, allows agriculture operations to be exempted from sales tax in Georgia on agricultural equipment and production inputs. Since it’s inception, there have been numerous reports of fraudulent purchase or attempted purchase of goods and/or services under this guise. If we as GATE cardholders misuse this privilege and benefit, the program will certainly be altered if not discontinued.
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This week’s updated resources:

What are you doing this week? Town n Country General Store, located at 59 Highway 212 West, Monticello, Georgia  31064, is hosting their 1st annual ANIMAL Swap, Saturday February 28. Load up your chickens- puppies -kittens- ducks- goats- sheep-rabbits. Swap and trade 8am until 2pm.   Trainings released this week: Georgia Master Goat Farmer…
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Guardian Dogs in Action

A few weeks ago I published an article here and in the Monticello News to address the dog attacks going on in the area. This morning I found an article that a friend of mine, Skip Anderson, was quoted in about his use and experience with a guardian dog with sheep….
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What are you doing this week? The Georgia Junior National Livestock Show, February 18-21 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, is an annual livestock competition which is open to Georgia 4-H and FFA members. Jasper County 4-H’ers and FFA Members will be competing with their beef breeding heifers and market…
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USDA News Release

USDA TO SURVEY FARMERS’ PLANTING INTENTIONS FOR 2015 [Athens, Georgia]- What is on the horizon for U.S. farmers in 2015 as they finalize plans for planting this spring? The March Agricultural Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey approximately 82,000 of the…
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The Georgia Junior National Livestock Show, February 18-21

The Georgia Junior National Livestock Show begins tomorrow evening at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry. This large statewide show is an annual livestock competition which is open to Georgia 4-H and FFA members. Jasper County 4-H’ers and FFA Members will be competing with their beef breeding heifers and market steers,…
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