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Agriculture & Natural Resources

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Pesticide Safety and Training

Pesticides are a vital part of most agricultural and forestry operations. Human and environmental safety does not have to be compromised. Let us help you apply pesticides safely.


Upcoming Events
  • Oct 11 Savannah First Detector Training Learn how to find, ID, report, and manage invasive species to help keep Georgia's wild places healthy and beautiful. The goal of the Georgia First Detector Program is to establish a network of well-trained and dedicated volunteers that will assist in the ongoing collection of invasive species detections in the state and identify new infestations to help slow and control invasive species. We will have professional speakers from the University of Georgia, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Forestry Commission, and others. Advanced training/continuing education credits are available: -Master Gardeners Advanced Training Credits -Foresters SAF approved Continuing Education Credits -Georgia Arborists GAA Continuing Education Credit hours -Georgia Licensed Pesticide Applicators Pesticide Credit hours
    • Savannah, GA - (45.0 Miles)
  • Nov 6 - Nov 7 Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Area Contest 4-H Event
    • Lyons, GA - (24.0 Miles)
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Why do we need corn?

Why do we need corn and what is it used for besides corn bread? Corn is one of the main ingredients used to make livestock feed (cows, poultry, pigs, etc.). Corn is also used in more than 4,000 grocery store items like shampoo, toothpaste, chewing gum, marshmallows, crayons, and paper. In Evans county, there were over 1000 acres of corn planted in crop year 2018. That sounds like a lot of corn, but that is only a drop in the bucket compared the total acres of corn grown in the United States. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), U.S. farmers planted 91.7 million acres of corn in 2019. That’s about 69 million football fields of corn. To learn more about the many ways that we use corn in our daily lives, check out the attached infographic. To learn more about corn production, visit some of the websites below: