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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

 

 


Cotton Presentations

Cotton Weed Control 2017

 


Bacon Co. Ag Update
Grower Produce Safety Rule Training Posted by Will Lovett on Dec 11, 2017 WHAT: This free one-day workshop is being offered to produce growers. The training will cover the standardized curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, which meets the regulatory requirements of the Produce Safety Rule under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act). The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices...
Reminder: Bacon County Extension/Young Farmer Meeting Posted by Will Lovett on Dec 11, 2017 There will be a Bacon County Young Farmer/UGA Extension Meeting tomorrow evening at 7:00pm at the extension office. Mark Freeman UGA Agronomist will be the speaker. Update on cotton trials and whiteflies.  Pesticide continuing education hours will be awarded for attending the meeting. Monsanto is the meeting sponsor.
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ANR Agent
William Lovett Agriculture & Natural Resources ANR Agent - County Coordinator welovett@uga.edu 912-632-5601
Upcoming Ag Events
  • Jan 2, 2018 The Steps on the Path to Home Ownership Participants will be introduced to the six principles to help turn a dream of home ownership into a reality. Setting goals, evaluating credit reports, developing a budget, determining your saving habits, exploring options and shopping for a home will be discussed. Participants are required to attend three - two hour sessions to receive the Home Buyer Education Certificate. Garden City, GA - (83.0 Miles)
  • Jan 9, 2018 The Steps on the Path to Home Ownership Participants will be introduced to the six principles to help turn a dream of home ownership into a reality. Setting goals, evaluating credit reports, developing a budget, determining your saving habits, exploring options and shopping for a home will be discussed. Participants are required to attend three - two hour sessions to receive the Home Buyer Education Certificate. (Part 2) Garden City, GA - (83.0 Miles)
  • Jan 16, 2018 The Steps on the Path to Home Ownership Participants will be introduced to the six principles to help turn a dream of home ownership into a reality. Setting goals, evaluating credit reports, developing a budget, determining your saving habits, exploring options and shopping for a home will be discussed. Participants are required to attend three - two hour sessions to receive the Home Buyer Education Certificate. (Part 3) Garden City, GA - (83.0 Miles)
  • Jan 30, 2018 2018 Southeast Georga 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)
  • Feb 3, 2018 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)
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Extension Publications
  • 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.
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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.

Production Agriculture:
 
Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
 
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
 
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
 
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
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Home & Garden:
 
Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
 
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
 
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
 
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Schools:
Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.