UGA Extension – Jasper County Agricultural & Natural Resources

Georgia's Deer Capital

Further Meat Shortages

Last week I brought to you that ‘Chipotle’ Mexican Grille would not be serving pork at a third of their locations due to a supplier not complying with their standards. This week we will discuss brisket. Like with any cut on an animal there is only so much to begin…
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What are you doing this weekend? The Hogs of Hazard Show at the Newton County Livestock Barn is tonight and tomorrow. If you like seeing kids work on projects, or even pigs for that matter, this will be the place to be! Tonight from 5-8p will be primarily check-in, but tomorrow the show…
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Restaurant Chain ‘Chipotle,’ Short on Pork

Restaurant chain Chipotle is known for their clay-mation advertisements that pull at emotions and heart strings, and attack traditional agriculture. Chipotle sets high standards for suppliers and ingredients, but is known for incorporating ingredients that do not meet their “responsibly raised” standards when supplies are unavailable. This week was the first time that…
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The Success Behind Livestock Projects

I had someone share this article with me yesterday, and I can’t sum up the benefits of youth livestock projects much better than this quick write up. Sometimes the media gets lost on youth livestock shows, choosing only to focus on the negatives that only a minority of exhibitors and animals fall…
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  Preliminary yield and quality data for Georgia 2014 Peanut Performance, Cotton OVT, Soybean, Sorghum Grain and Silage, and Summer Annual Forages trials are now available on the Variety Testing web site www.swvt.uga.edu.  Performance reports on web site are in PDF format; in order to access these files Adobe Acrobat Reader is…
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Northeast Georgia Wheat Producers Meeting

If you have wheat in the ground or are interested in wheat production, this is a great opportunity to learn about important factors facing wheat producers, from pests and weeds to markets. Northeast Georgia Wheat Producers Meeting Speakers: Dewey Lee, UGA Agronomist & Nathan Smith, UGA Economist Wednesday, January 14th,…
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Cold Weather Advisory

A friendly reminder from Georgia Farm Bureau: “With winter bearing down on most of the country this week, it’s a great time to make sure you’re ready for cold weather. Winter can be unpredictable as temperatures drop quickly and it is important to remember to protect your home.  Burst pipes…
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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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Farming Business Conference at UNC

Register now for ASAP’s 12th Annual Business of Farming Conference, February 13-14, Asheville, NC.   ASAP’s 2015 Business of Farming Conference has moved to UNC Asheville and will be offering new learning opportunities, including pre-conference workshop intensives. The conference features 17 workshop choices, meetings with restaurant chefs, owners, distributors, and grocers in the popular…
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2015 Georgia Ag. Forecast

  2015 Ag Forecast Seminar Schedule Click on your preferred location (Macon is the closest) to register online: Gainesville • January 14 Brenau Georgia Mountain Center Cartersville • January 15 Clarence Brown Conference Center Bainbridge • January 16 Cloud Livestock Facility Lyons • January 21 Toombs County Agricenter Tifton •…
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