UGA Extension Office

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

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:
• Fertility
• Irrigation
• 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.


Extension Publications
Commercial Pecan Spray Guide (B 841) This publication provides guidance for insect, disease, and weed control in commercial pecan orchards for 2018.
Greenhouses: Heating, Cooling and Ventilation (B 792) This publication contains comprehensive, in-depth information about heating, cooling and ventilating greenhouses.
Cooling Systems for Georgia Dairy Cattle (B 1172) Heat stress can reduce summer milk production in dairy cows by 15 to 22 percent, according to University of Florida research. The cow's natural defenses cause her appetite to be suppressed in times of high heat stress. Less feed intake naturally leads to less milk production. Reproductive efficiency also suffers in times of heat stress, costing dollars for delayed lactation and rebreeding fees. A number of strategies have been used successfully to reduce the heat experienced by cows, and thus increase feed intake and milk production during the summer.
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Georgia Department of Agriculture/ GATE Card

Georgia Forages Information

Agro Climate: Tools for Managing Climate Risk in Agriculture


Be sure and visit the UGA Extension Ag and Natural Resources website.