UGA Extension – Jasper County Agricultural & Natural Resources

Georgia's Deer Capital

A Real Tree

   This may seem a week early, but I have already seen fresh trees out at stores this week, and many Christmas tree farms open this weekend. Plus, many folks like to have there tree up to show off on the Thanksgiving holiday. I grew up on the west side of…
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What was it?

Thank you to everyone who has wrote or called in a guess, but unfortunately no correct ones. We may be looking at prizes to help better promote this next time. Well, if it makes you feel better, the Extension Agent had it wrong at a glance. From driving down the…
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What is it?

  I passed this on my way into the office this morning and stopped. I have been driving by it twice a day for almost two months and thought it was something else until I stopped to take a look. Leave an answer below if you have a guess, and…
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Let’s Talk Turkey

   It is that time of year again. For many of us Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, and one of the few times that you get together with family each year. Thanksgiving was first observed in 1621, at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Approximately ninety Native Americans were in attendance….
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Hunters Helping Farmers

   There are many different government programs that stand to help serve, preserve, and promote sustainable practice by both farmers and sportsmen alike. The Hunters Helping Farmers initiative is designed to pair up local hog hunters with farmers seeking assistance controlling feral hogs. The Hunters Helping Farmers initiative is a partnership…
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Today’s Weather

I woke up this morning and checked the news before I started my commute, and heard that we are part of a large band of the state under tornado watch until 2 p.m. The incoming cold front could potentially have an even more adverse impact in the coming hours. With…
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Succulents

   I get interesting questions here at the Extension office everyday. Today’s most interesting was, “My grandson is preparing to do a science fair project and is thinking of doing something with plants. Is there something that you would recommend?” I don’t know what I would do with them, but…
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Weed Awareness – The Wild Radish

    Plants become weed issues through many different processes and reasons. Some are just native plants in the wrong place, or a crop plant where dropped seed volunteered. Sometimes seeds are fed directly to or planted for wildlife, and are then spread through feces. Nonetheless we get them, and this particular…
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Christmas is Just Around the Corner

If you are like me, you probably just read the word “Christmas” in the title of the Extension Agent’s weekly column and froze up with confusion. You can’t escape Christmas preparations. I have seen decorations out at Kroger and Wal-Mart for almost a month, and that was two weeks prior…
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