Agriculture & Natural Resources
Agriculture and Natural Resources Newsletter:
If you would be interested in receiving the monthly Gordon County Extension ANR Newsletter, send an email of request to email@example.com.
Gone "HAYwire" Challenge
This challenge is to educate and encourage you, as a producer, to get a hay sample analyzed. Testing is the only way to determine the actual nutrient content. Depending on the quality of your hay, you may or may not need to feed grain. The better the quality of the hay you feed, the less grain you will need to feed. This can be a significant savings.
Please use this fil-in-form and submit to our office.
Pesticide Applicator Licenses:
Private Pesticide Applicator's Exam:
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.