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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
  • Hurricane Michael Totals link Harvest-season hurricane's impact will be deep and long lasting. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 10/18/2018
  • Georgia Cotton Crop link UGA Extension reports as high as 80 to 90 percent losses in some fields. By Clint Thompson | Published: 10/18/2018
  • Vegetable Damage link Poised for harvest, many southwest Georgia vegetable growers lost their crop to Michael's high winds. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 10/17/2018
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Upcoming Events
  • Oct 19 - Oct 21 Weekend in the Classic City The Georgia Collegiate 4-H Clubs are excited about the opportunity to work with your high school 4-H'ers and help them learn more about life as a college student at Weekend in the Classic City 2018. Workshops will focus on the college search process, application preparation, scholarships, student life and so much more! No late registration will be available and space is limited! Athens, GA - (29.0 Miles)
  • Oct 20 State 4-H Wildlife Judging State 4-H Wildlife Judging Hampton, GA - (88.0 Miles)
  • Oct 20 Run for Your Health Annual Walk GA Zombie 5k & 1 Mile Candy Crawl Put on your shoes and join us as we move more and become healthier. The City of Davisboro, GA is promoting better health in their community by hosting a Zombie 5K & 1 Mile Candy Crawl. Before the race, participants will be given a flag belt, sort of like flag football. These flags represent your health. The Zombies want to take your flag and possible take a bite out of you. If you loose all your health flags, you will receive an "infected" medal at the finish line. If you finish with a flag, you will receive the "Survivor" medal at the finish line. You may also choose not to participate with flags and only run the 5K course through the City. The 1 Mile Candy Crawl will start soon after the last runner from 5K finishes. Children will be given a bag, in which they can run the one mile course and collect candy along the way. We want you to Move More, Live More! Davisboro, GA - (102.0 Miles)
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