Agriculture & Natural Resources
Upcoming Local ANR Events
Beekeeping Demonstration Class
Jim Quick has offered to give a demonstration class this spring that will be hands-on. If you are interested please contact the Extension office at 706-672-4235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Ruminant Meeting with Dr. Niki Whitley
Dr. Niki Whitley will be visiting Meriwether County on May 3. We will meet at 6 PM at the Meriwether Steak Co. at 4776 Nebula Rd, Warm Springs, GA 31830. It will be the same “question and answer format” as last year so bring your questions!
Meriwether County Cattlemen's Monthly Meeting
Meriwether County Cattlemen and Cattlewomen meet on the second Thursday of the month at the Meriwether Steak Co. located at 4776 Nebula Rd, Warm Springs, GA 31830.
Other UGA ANR Programs
2018 Georgia Corn Short Course
Tuesday, February 6 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
UGA Tifton Conference Center at 15 RDC Road, Tifton, GA 31794
Cost is $5.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door
Topics to be covered:
• Diseases, Pests and Weeds
• Precision Management
2018 Northeast Georgia Beef Cattle Short Course
February 7, 2018 at the UGA Livestock Instructional Arena located at 2600 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605. The cost is $25.00 which covers lunch and materials. Topics to be covered are:
• Management Practices to add Value to your Calf Crop
• Controlling the Breeding Season
• Understanding Feeder Calf Grading
• Improving Your Herd Genetics
• Hay vs. Baleage
Attendees will be eligible for three hours credit towards Beef Quality Assurance recertification, one hour private pesticide credit, and one hour commercial pesticide credit.
UGA Hosts Inaugural Hay and Baleage Production Short Course
February 22, 2018 at the Carroll County Extension Office
March 8 and 9 at the Burke County Extension Office (Waynesboro, GA).
Stored forages, such as hay and baleage, are a critical component of agriculture in Georgia, carrying livestock producers through times when forage is scarce. This year, the UGA Forage Team is debuting a new event format for hay and baleage producers. The program will focus on techniques for producing high yields of high quality hay and baleage in the Southeast. This Short Course will be valuable for serious hay producers looking to enhance their production system and learn more about modern hay and baleage-making techniques and technology. UGA specialists and researchers will present information on the hay and baleage-making and storage techniques, as well as provide updates on current research. Registration for the short course is $65. Registration includes a 300+ page Hay and Baleage notebook, a weed ID book, lunches and refreshments.
Georgia Department of Agriculture/ GATE Card
UGA Beef Team Blog
On the Case Climate and Agriculture in the South East Blog
UGA Forage Team Blog
Georgia Integrated Pest Management Newsletters
Georgia Forages Information
Agro Climate: Tools for Managing Climate Risk in Agriculture
- Agricultural Services Laboratory
- Animal & Dairy Science
- Auburn University Pond Page
- Beef Cattle
- Bugwood Network
- Center for Agribusiness & Economic Development
- Crop & Soil Sciences
- Dairy Fax
- Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin
- Forestry Images
- Georgia County Guide & Farm Gate Value
- Georgia Department of Agriculture
Be sure and visit the UGA Extension Ag and Natural Resources website.