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  • James Vaughn named 2018 Georgia Farmer of the Year Monroe County, Georgia, cattleman James Vaughn has been named the 2018 Georgia Farmer of the Year. He has grown Vaughn Farms from a 500-acre cattle farm to a 5,590-acre diversified farm operation. Vaughn and his family grow Bermuda grass hay, raise cattle for the specialized beef market, sell bred heifers and registered bulls, grow 4,000 acres of timber, and train cutting horses.
  • Simple ways to conserve water, save money The average American uses between 80 and 100 gallons of water a day, and that may not seem like much, but over the course of a year, or a lifetime, it adds up. With only 1 percent of the world’s water suitable for drinking or growing crops, it’s up to everyone to the do their part to conserve this finite resource.
  • Medicinal herbs make hardy, healthful additions to the home garden Many gardeners keep an herb garden to stock their kitchens with parsley, thyme and cilantro. That same herb garden can turn out tasty, healthful teas.
  • Fencing Field Day part of UGA's Better Grazing Project The University of Georgia Forage Team updated the grazing paddocks on the university’s Black Shank Farm in Tifton, Georgia. In an effort to share the most up-to-date containment options available, the team hosted a Fencing Field Day.
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