UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Lee County Ledger

Ag Newspaper Columns

Douglas Collins, our CEC, writes in the county newspaper, which is distributed every Wednesday. Check out the columns we have posted for you to read and enjoy.  If you have any questions about certain things mentioned in the articles, contact us at 229-759-6025, or email Doug at

Lee County Production Meetings

  • Production meetings are usually held starting the beginning of each year.  Farmers are able to get pesticide credit towards their pesticide licenses if they attend the meetings.  During the course of five years, 3 credit hours are required to keep your private pesticide license up to date.  For commercial licenses, it depends on the category you are a part of (category 21: 10 credits).
  • We are having production meetings this year (2022). Take note of the ones you want to be a part of. The schedule is available on this webpage.
  • If you have any questions, contact our office. If you have additional questions we are not able to answer, contact the Georgia Department of Agriculture at (800) 282-5852. 

Private Pesticide Licenses

If you are in need of a pesticide license, whether it be a new license or expired license, contact the Administrative Assistant, Courtney Wingfield.  She will be able to send you the paperwork and instructions on how to take the license test online.  All you will need to do is take the test, print off and bring to the office your certificate you receive when you complete the test, fill out the paperwork, and bring your driver's license.  Courtney is a notary, so she can notarize your documents.  It takes 7-10 days to receive your license by USPS.


2023 Lee County Ag Meeting Schedule

January 30, Monday                       8:00 a.m.             Peanut Production Meeting                                           Lee County Extension Office Meeting Room

February 8, Wednesday                6:00 p.m.             Cotton Production Meeting                                            Lee County Extension Office Meeting Room

February 9, Thursday                     noon                   Corn/Soybean Production Meeting                               Lee County Extension Office Meeting Room

February 13, Monday                    8:00 a.m.             Weed Meeting                                                                   Lee County Extension Office Meeting Room

February 15, Wednesday              noon                    Precision Ag Meeting                                                       Lee County Extension Office Meeting Room

February 27, Monday                    noon                    Crop Disease Meeting                                                      Lee County Extension Office Meeting Room

March 23, Thursday                      7:15 p.m.*           Dougherty/Lee Pecan Production Meeting                   SW Georgia Exchange Club Fairgrounds

 August 2, Wednesday                  noon                     Pecan Update                                                                    Lee County Extension Office Meeting Room

*Social starts at 6:30 p.m.

Sausages will be served 30 minutes before the cotton, corn/soybean, precision ag, and crop disease meetings. The address of the Lee County Governmental Building Meeting Room is 109 Main St., Leesburg, GA  31763.  The Southwest Georgia Exchange Club Fairgrounds are located at the corner of Westover and Oakridge in Albany.  A social time with sausages will start at 6:30 p.m.   If you have questions, concerns, or need special accommodation, please call our office at 759-6025.

At the Precision Ag Meeting, the topics discussed will include the return on investment in GPS guidance, planter setup, and drone sprayers.

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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.
Soil Testing
Georgia Green Landscape Stewards The Georgia Green Landscape Stewards program provides fact-based information to help businesses and residences in Georgia implement sustainable green practices in their landscape.
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.