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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
  • UGA Dairy link Mary Ethel, the calf, makes her debut at UGA Teaching Dairy. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 6/22/2018
  • Honeybee 101 link Learn some bee biology during National Pollinator Week. By Josh Fuder | Published: 6/20/2018
  • Peach Crop link Increased chill hours are a big reason Georgia is having a better year with its peaches. By Clint Thompson | Published: 6/20/2018
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Upcoming Events
  • Jun 21 - Jun 23 Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program - Small Fruit & Vegetable Production The second part is Small Fruit & Vegetable Production that covers a multitude of subjects relating to crop production. Subjects covered include soil health, fertility, cover crops, irrigation, equipment, marketing and other pertinent topics. The class will include a visit to the Urban Farm at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville. You must attend the Small Farm Business Planning Section in order to participate in this one. Lawrenceville, GA - (48.0 Miles)
  • Jun 22 - Jun 25 State 4-H Council State 4-H Council Eatonton, GA - (72.0 Miles)
  • Jun 25 - Jun 30 Junior Camp (7th - 8th grade, SE District) Junior Camp (7th - 8th grade, SE District) at Fortson 4-H Center Hampton, GA - (88.0 Miles)
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