Agriculture & Natural Resources
Agriculture and Natural Resources Newsletter Available
If you would be interested in receiving the electronic, monthly Gordon County Extension ANR Newsletter, please send an email of request to email@example.com
Cover crops are plants used to keep the soil “covered” both while the cover crop plants are growing or with their residue after these die.
Cover crops are planted primarily for their agro-ecosystem benefits rather than for harvest. The list of potential cover crop benefits is long. Farmers and gardeners use cover crops to prevent erosion, to increase soil organic matter, to prevent nutrients from leaching below the root zone, to provide nitrogen in the case of legumes, to provide habitat and nectar for beneficial insects, to extend the grazing season, and to promote soil microbial activity and diversity.
You may register by completing a registration form and emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the Gordon County Extension office at 706-629-8685 and providing your name, mailing address, and contact information.
Private Pesticide Licenses
Pesticide Recertification House Available
What is the 40 Gallon Challenge?
The 40 Gallon Challenge is a call for residents and businesses to reduce our region's water use on average by 40 gallons per person, per day. The challenge began in 2011 as a voluntary campaign to increase water conservation.
The 40 Gallon Challenge encourages people to save a minimum of 40 gallons a day by adopting new water-saving techniques. The pledge card outlines water-saving practices and the daily water-savings to expect. You can use the pledge to review the water-saving practices that you or your family currently puts to use. By pledging new practices, you will see the total daily savings expected for your household.
The 40 Gallon Challenge also provides maps and charts to see pledge activities in your state and across the United States.
Take the 40 Gallon Challenge and start saving water today!
For general information on water-saving techniques, see the following websites:
- Georgia Water Council
- Georgia's State Water Plan
- Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District
- Georgia Drought.org
- Georgia Environmental Protection Division
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.