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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
  • Bat Week link Bats have an important role to play in Georgia's ecosystem. By Sage Barnard | Published: 10/19/2018
  • Ag Disaster Meeting link Hurricane Michael caused more than $2 billion losses to Georgia agriculture, the state's No. 1 industry. By Clint Thompson | Published: 10/19/2018
  • Georgia Peanut Crop link Storm dealt devastating blow to local buying points and peanut shellers in parts of South Georgia. By Clint Thompson | Published: 10/19/2018
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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 22 Get Ready for the Holidays with a Reversible Apron If you would like to learn how to sew and use a basic sewing machine, then this class is for you! Join us for a two day hands on sewing class to learn how make a reversible apron by cutting your pattern and using a sewing machine. Sandersville, GA - (98.0 Miles)
  • Oct 23 - Oct 24 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training This training program certifies food handlers and managers in restaurants, schools, hospitals, nursing home cafeterias, and other food service businesses to prevent causing or spreading foodborne illness. The ServSafe® Program is a recognized food safety sanitation course developed by The Educational Foundation of The National Restaurant Association. Jesup, GA - (207.0 Miles)
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