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
Oct 20 Chatham Childcare Collaborative Super Saturday All workshops are approved by Bright from the Start Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning as part of the annual training requirements for child care providers. Savannah, GA - (83.0 Miles)
Nov 10 SE District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Grades SE District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Grades Lyons, GA - (43.0 Miles)
Nov 10 SW Cloverleaf District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Graders SW Cloverleaf District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Graders Moultrie, GA - (86.0 Miles)
Mar 23, 2019 SE District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Grades in Emanuel County SE District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Grades Swainsboro, GA - (70.0 Miles)
Apr 11, 2019 Area Poultry Judging Contest-Tift Co. Area Poultry Judging Contest-Tift Co. Tifton, GA - (58.0 Miles)
Drip Irrigation Checklist: 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 Checklist: 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.