The University of Georgia Taylor County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.
Taylor County faculty and trained support staff provide educational programs as well as a number of ag testings services to the citizens of Taylor County. Our Ag agent provides unbiased, research-based info that helps clients make critical decisions. Extension recommendations focus on maximizing production and profit, while minimizing environmental impacts. Our 4-H Program Assistant creates and organizes youth educational programs including competitive events which will assist young people to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills through experiential learning. We also provide information to help citizens live healthier lives through home food preservation, and assistance with diets for seniors and diabetics.
UGA Extension operates through a unique partnership with Taylor County, the University of Georgia, the State of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Backed up by specialists and a network of resources, Extension Agents have been on the job in Georgia since 1914.
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Aug 23 Horse Pasture Field Day 2019 Come learn how to keep your horse pastures green and how to handle weeds! Friday, August 23, 2019 the Morgan County Extension Office will host a half-day pasture field day From 12:00 to 3:30 pm. Pasture management and potential problems will be discussed along with visits to pastures for live demonstrations. Topics to be presented by Lucy Ray, Ag Agent Morgan Co. Extension and Pam Sapp, Ag Agent, Jefferson County Extension and will include: Pasture Overview Forage Myths Forage Sampling Weed Identification. This free Field Day and provided lunch are sponsored by Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District. The program will begin at 12:00 pm and end approximately by 3:15 pm. Lunch is provided by Crowe's Open Air BBQ (RSVP required for meal). 1 hr. Private and 1 hr. Commercial Cat. 21 GA Pesticide Credit will be offered RSVP by noon on Thursday, August 22, 2019 to Morgan County Extension, 706-342-2214 Madison, GA - (84.0 Miles)
Aug 26 Lunch & Learn: Pond & Fish Management Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! Learn management strategies for a healthy pond ecosystem. Forsyth, GA - (35.0 Miles)
Sep 3 Northeast Georgia Master Cattleman Program The Master Cattlemen's program delivers a practical, science-based production management curriculum to Georgia's beef producers. Morgan County and Jasper County Agricultural Agents of the University of Georgia will coordinate with industry experts to deliver classes on beef cattle topics such as nutrition, facilities, forages, economics, marketing, foreign animal diseases, agro-terrorism, general herd health, external parasites, reproduction, Beef Quality Assurance, sire selection, record keeping and Georgia Cattlemen's Association goals. Participants meet each Tuesday night for eight weeks beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. During the eight sessions, attendees learn and discuss current issues, meet industry experts, and network with area producers. This program is offered through the Morgan and Jasper County Extension offices this fall. Shady Dale, GA - (68.0 Miles)
Toxic Algae link Summer heat and dry weather set the stage for harmful algae in state's ponds.
Watermelon Contest link Walton County 4-H'er takes top prize with 135-pound watermelon.
Summer Drought link Dryland peanuts, which make up about half of Georgia's annual peanut crop, have been vulnerable to dry conditions this summer.