Agriculture & Natural Resources
About Bacon County Ag
Bacon County’s major agricultural product is blueberries. Currently Bacon County has 8,000+ acres with a farm gate value over $79,000,000. We also have a blueberry research farm in conjunction with the University of Georgia Extension which is the premier research site in Georgia. In addition to blueberries, Bacon Co. produces cotton, peanuts, hay, corn and soybeans.
Bacon Co. Extension provides the following services:
- Purchase or renew GATE card
- Apply for or renew pesticide license
- Soil, water and plant tissue samples
- Farm and home site visits
- Technical advice for row crops, vegetables, lawns, ornamental plants and timber
- Enterprise budgets
Mar 20 2018 Southeast Georgia Master Cattleman Program Eight week cattle management course beginning January 30 - March 20, 2018 covering multiple topics including: Nutrition, Improving Reproduction, Forage, Beef Industry Economics, External Parasites, Farm Facilities & Fencing Methods, Beef Quality Assurance, Understanding the Beef We Produce, Heard Health , Diseases and Biosecurity Concerns, Sire & Female Selection, Georgia Cattleman's Update, Record Keeping and UGA Programs. Participants must attend six of the eight sessions to receive a certificate of completion and UGA Master Cattleman Cap. Alamo, GA - (44.0 Miles)
Mar 22 - Mar 23 Step Up and Lead @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens Step Up and Lead is a youth leadership conference designed and facilitated by youth development professionals for 4th-8th grade students, featuring exciting, interactive workshops that promote leadership, public speaking, teamwork, and collaboration! Schools are encouraged to register and bring student government members, club officers, or other emerging youth leaders. Savannah, GA - (78.0 Miles)
Mar 22 Southeast Area Landscape Training This training is designed for landscape professionals. Topics to be covered include turf disease management, turf insect management, proper pruning, flowers for pollinators, and turf weed control. Commercial and private pesticide credits will be available. Registration is available at https://salt2018.eventbrite.com Waycross, GA - (26.0 Miles)
Mar 24 - Mar 25 Cloverleaf District Project Achievement (4th - 6th Grade) Cloverleaf District Project Achievement (4th - 6th Grade) Alma, GA
Mar 24 - Mar 25 Cloverleaf District Project Achievement (4th - 6th Grade) Cloverleaf District Project Achievement (4th - 6th Grade) Swainsboro, GA - (70.0 Miles)
Drip Irrigation Check List: Start-Up (C 1093) This publication reviews the critical items to address when starting a drip irrigation system that has been idle. This is important information for specialty crop producers and homeowners that have drip irrigation systems servicing fruit, nut, and vegetable crops.
Drip Irrigation Check List: Winterization (C 1094) This publication addresses winterization of a drip irrigation system. The circular includes information about winterization timing, components of a drip system, precautions to take when servicing a drip system, and a quick reference run-down to the winterization process.
Home Fruit Orchard Pruning Techniques (C 1087) This circular is a compilation of pruning techniques for apple, pear, peach, blackberry, blueberry, grapes, and pomegranate. Included are tools for pruning, definitions and descriptions of terms used in pruning, and diagrams illustrating best pruning practices. This work has important and relevant information about pruning and plant care for the home orchardist.
Below are some of UGA Extension's most broadly useful resources for those involved in agriculture on the farm, in schools, and around the home.