Agriculture & Natural Resources
About Bacon County Ag
Bacon County’s major agricultural product is blueberries. Currently Bacon County has 8,000+ acres with a farm gate value over $79,000,000. We also have a blueberry research farm in conjunction with the University of Georgia Extension which is the premier research site in Georgia. In addition to blueberries, Bacon Co. produces cotton, peanuts, hay, corn and soybeans.
Bacon Co. Extension provides the following services:
- Purchase or renew GATE card
- Apply for or renew pesticide license
- Soil, water and plant tissue samples
- Farm and home site visits
- Technical advice for row crops, vegetables, lawns, ornamental plants and timber
- Enterprise budgets
Mar 11 - Mar 12 Step Up and Lead at UGA Tifton Campus Georgia Student Leadership Conference: -designed and facilitated by youth development professionals -for 4th-8th grade students -features hands-on, engaging workshops -builds leadership, public speaking, teamwork, and collaboration skills Tifton, GA - (58.0 Miles)
Mar 12 Storm Damaged Tree Clean-up Training This training is for professional tree care workers, first responders, and volunteers in the private sector. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. This training is OSHA approved. ISA CEU credit have been applied for too. Register online at https://stormtreetraining03122020.eventbrite.com McRae, GA - (37.0 Miles)
Mar 14 - Mar 15 Bacon County District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Grades Bacon County District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Grades ALMA, GA
Mar 14 Southwest Georgia Small Ruminant Workshop Hands-on education for beginner goat and sheep owners. Hear from local county agents and small ruminant experts. Topics include FAMACHA certification and parasite control, animal handling, hoof trimming, drenching, first aid, health troubleshooting, and injections. Also how to prepare for breeding and kidding/lambing, and managing nutrition with feed, hay, and pasture. Located at the Tift County Livestock Multi-Purpose Building, behind the Tift County Extension Office. Pre-register by calling 229-482-3895 or e-mailing email@example.com. Cost is $20 at the door. Tifton, GA - (66.0 Miles)
Apr 7 - Apr 8 Hay & Baleage Short Course Weed control, sprayer calibration & cleanout, Inoculants and preservatives, matching forage to animal needs, forage testing, soil testing, compaction, & moisture testing, Ag technology, using a Lightbar, UAV demo and variable rate fertilizer. Speakers will be: Dr Lisa Baxter, Brooke Hampton, Wheeler County Agent; Jennifer Miller, Jeff Davis County Agent and Steven Powell, Treutlen County Agent Alamo, GA - (44.0 Miles)
Drip Irrigation Checklist: Start-Up (C 1093) This publication reviews the critical items to address when starting a drip irrigation system that has been idle. This is important information for specialty crop producers and homeowners that have drip irrigation systems servicing fruit, nut, and vegetable crops.
Drip Irrigation Checklist: Winterization (C 1094) This publication addresses winterization of a drip irrigation system. The circular includes information about winterization timing, components of a drip system, precautions to take when servicing a drip system, and a quick reference run-down to the winterization process.
Home Fruit Orchard Pruning Techniques (C 1087) This circular is a compilation of pruning techniques for apple, pear, peach, blackberry, blueberry, grapes, and pomegranate. Included are tools for pruning, definitions and descriptions of terms used in pruning, and diagrams illustrating best pruning practices. This work has important and relevant information about pruning and plant care for the home orchardist.
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.