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).
- 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.
2022 Lee County Ag Meeting Schedule
January 24, Monday noon Peanut Production Meeting Lee County Extension Office Meeting Room
January 31, Monday 8:00 a.m. Weed Meeting Lee County Extension Office Meeting Room
February 2, Wednesday noon Corn/Soybean/Wheat Production Meeting Lee County Extension Office Meeting Room
February 7, Monday noon Irrigation Meeting Lee County Extension Office Meeting Room
February 10, Thursday noon Cotton Production Meeting Lee County Extension Office Meeting Room
February 16, Wednesday noon Crop Disease Meeting Lee County Extension Office Meeting Room
March 17, Thursday 7:00 p.m. Dougherty/Lee Pecan Production Meeting SW Georgia Exchange Club Fairgrounds
August 2, Tuesday noon Pecan Update Lee County Extension Office Meeting Room
Sausages will be served 30 minutes before each meeting except the Lee County Pecan Update and the January 31 Weed Meeting. 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.
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