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Franklin County Extension Blog
  • Ag Hero Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 Ag Hero’s By:  Raymond Fitzpatrick Ag week is March 19-23 and to celebrate this year we received a request from Athens to write about our agriculture heroes. As I sit and try to write this my mind goes back to all the individuals that influenced me to go into a...
  • When to Cull Cattle Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 When to Cull Cattle By: Raymond Fitzpatrick   It’s the time of year for farmers that you are feeding hay and other supplemental feeding, and like it or not that cuts into your bottom line when it comes time to take those cattle to market.  Many farmers think in terms...
  • When To Prune Fruit Trees Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 When To Prune Fruit Trees By:  Raymond Fitzpatrick   One of the questions that I get this time of year is when do I prune my fruit trees and the answer that I always give is, it depends. It depends on the crop that we are talking about and the...
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Extension News
  • Ag Forecast link Seminars will be held in January and February in six different locations across Georgia. By Clint Thompson | Published: 12/7/2018
  • Peanut Crop link Late spring rains pushed back peanut planting for many Georgia producers. By Clint Thompson | Published: 11/28/2018
  • Timber link It's best for producers not to salvage moderately damaged tree stands right away. By Andrew Sawyer | Published: 11/28/2018
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Upcoming Events
  • Dec 8 State Contest Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging State Contest Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Eatonton, GA - (72.0 Miles)
  • Dec 8 - Dec 9 Fall Forum Fall Forum Eatonton, GA - (72.0 Miles)
  • Dec 8 Morgan County Extension Commercial Dairy Heifer Clinic Morgan County Extension will conduct the first of two clinics for commercial dairy heifer program exhibitors to educate them about dairy heifer nutrition, health, and showmanship. Any Georgia 4-H or FFA member showing a commercial dairy heifer is welcome to attend with their animal(s). The first clinic, Saturday, December 8, 2018, will cover basic halter breaking/showmanship, administer vaccines, deworm, weigh and dehorn (if needed) and body condition score heifers. Please note that heifers DO NOT have to be WELL halter broken to attend—-this is a learning experience! Mark your calendars for the second clinic on more advanced skills to be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019. At this clinic participants will progress to more advance showmanship, trim feet and body condition score heifers again. Please RSVP no later than Monday, December 3, 2018 for the first clinic and Monday, December 17, 2018 for the second clinic in order to assure that we have adequate amounts of supplies Madison, GA - (54.0 Miles)
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