Agriculture & Natural Resources
Lee County Ledger
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 email@example.com
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).
- Due to COVID-19, the meetings may not be held in person, but we will keep you up to date. There may be opportunities to attend virtual meetings. Watch for emails sent to your inbox from Doug Collins, our CEC.
- 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.
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.