UGA Extension Office

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

 

 


Cotton Presentations

Cotton Weed Control 2017

 


ANR Agent
Renee Holland Allen
Renee Holland Allen Agriculture & Natural Resources Area Extension Agent - Commercial Blueberry reneemh@uga.edu 912-632-5601
Zack Williams
Zack Williams Administration Agriculture & Natural Resources County Extension Agent - ANR zackary.williams@uga.edu 912-632-5601
Upcoming Ag Events
  • 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 uge4173@uga.edu. 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)
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Extension Publications
  • 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.
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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.

Production Agriculture:
Statewide Variety Testing
Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
UGA Weather Network
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
Pesticide Safety Education
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
Farmgate Value Report
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
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Home & Garden:
Soil Testing
Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
Pest Management
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
Household Water Quality
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
Home Garden Publication Series
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Schools:
Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.