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Agriculture & Natural Resources

ANR Agent, Brooklyne Wassel

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Below and on the left tab, you will find some of the most commonly requested information and services that are offered by the Pike County Extension Office.


Fire Ant Management
Fire Ant Management Do you need every single ant gone regardless of expense, or is it enough to just get rid of the unsightly mounds? By Shanna Reynolds | Published: 5/25/2022
MyIPM Row Crops
MyIPM Row Crops This year, farmers have a new tool to help them diagnose and combat pests and diseases in row crops. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 5/24/2022
Firefly Season
Firefly Season Georgia is home to more than 50 species of fireflies — or lightning bugs — and you can help protect these insects by understanding their lifecycle and habitat needs. By Becky Griffin, Jason Schmidt | Published: 5/17/2022
Prison Beekeeping Program
Prison Beekeeping Program “I was one of those teenagers — I wanted to be an actress. I went to college for theater, but dropped out and got on drugs.” By Jordan Powers | Published: 5/12/2022
Buttercup Control
Buttercup Control Buttercup is one of the most prolific spring weeds and is easily recognized by its bright, glossy yellow flowers. By Paul Pugliese | Published: 5/10/2022
2022 Beekeeping Institute
2022 Beekeeping Institute Beekeepers, it’s time to grab your smoker and hive tool — the Young Harris Beekeeping Institute will celebrate their 30th year May 18 to 21. By Jordan Powers | Published: 5/4/2022
Upcoming Events
  • May 26 Beekeeping Workshop The apiary is buzzing with workers, and after a few times in the hive, many beekeepers have questions. Get those questions answered by a Master Beekeeper! This program is perfect for "newbees" and those who want a different perspective.
    • Zebulon, GA
  • May 31 Lunch and Learn: Georgia Green Landscape Stewards Do you have an environmentally friendly landscape that helps support natural resources and wildlife? Would you like to see how it stacks up when compared to standards set by the Georgia Green Landscape Stewards? Join Pike County Extension as we explore the Georgia Green Landscape Stewards certification program and learn the steps needed to make your landscape certified.
    • Zebulon, GA
  • May 31 Troup County Poultry Academy Are you considering having a backyard flock? Do you have a small flock and want to know how to keep your birds healthy? Join us to learn all things poultry, from initial considerations to processing. We will have fun learning from multiple speakers (County Agents and UGA Poultry Specialists).
    • Lagrange, GA - (47.0 Miles)
  • Jun 1 Discovering the Great Outdoors Bees, lilies, and trees oh my! Georgia has so many interesting and exciting things to experience just out our own backdoors- everything from plants to wildlife. Learning how to properly manage stormwater in our landscapes can make us better stewards of the land as well. Come explore the great outdoors with us every Wednesday in June!
    • Virtual Event
  • Jun 9 2022 Camden County Virtual Lunch & Learn - June 9: Stormwater Management Camden County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, Jessica Warren, will continue offering virtual lunch and learn courses in 2022. Classes will be held once a month on the second Thursday of each month (with the exception of January which will be the first Thursday due to a scheduling conflict). Classes will continue to be held 12-1pm. Classes are free and open to the public. To register please email uge3039@uga.edu and you will be sent the registration link, or follow the registration link directly. Once you have selected the sessions you would like to attend, you will receive a confirmation email. The zoom link will be emailed on the day before each class and a reminder will be sent the morning of each class. See the attached flyer for the teneative class schedule.
    • Virtual Event
  • Jun 10 Georgia Master Naturalist Training Course Georgia Master Naturalist is an 8-session adult environmental education course developed by the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and delivered through UGA Cooperative Extension. Forsyth and Cherokee County Extension are offering the course on 8 consecutive Fridays in June and July. Through a combination of classroom and field experiences, participants will learn about Georgia wildlife, native plants, stream ecology, invasive species, forestry, weather and climate, human impact, ecology, and geology. Sessions will be hosted at various venues in Forsyth and Cherokee counties. Participants must register for the entire course.
    • Cumming, GA - (77.0 Miles)
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