Key Georgia Leaders Announce Statewide Farmer Mental Health Initiative

Will Jordan General

by Will Jordan “Mental health is an issue we need to talk about,” said Clay Talton, Director of Field Services for Georgia. On Wednesday, October 18, during the Sunbelt Ag Expo, Georgia state leaders gathered to announce a new farm worker mental health initiative. Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Commissioner Kevin Tanner, Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Tyler …

Georgia Peanuts Reap Benefits from Hurricane Idalia

Will Jordan General

by Will Jordan The Georgia Peanut Commission and Georgia Cotton Commission held their joint Cotton-Peanut Field Day in Tifton last week focusing on current research and late-season trends across both crops. To discuss the Georgia peanut crop’s current stage and potential impacts of Hurricane Idalia, Southeast AgNet visited with Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Extension Peanut Agronomist.


Georgia Cotton Commission: Driver Safety Important Amid Harvest Time

Dan Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC)

byh Clint Thompson Cotton harvests are well underway across Georgia. Growers and farm workers are transporting harvesters to fields across the state. Driver safety is of the utmost importance. The Georgia Cotton Commission reminds drivers to be safe on the roads as producers, traveling at reduced speeds, transport harvesting equipment from one field to the next. “We just ask that …


UGA Extension Personnel Urged to Prepare for Florence

Dan Georgia, Weather

As we all know, forecasted paths of storms can change, but due to the fact a change to the forecast path of Hurricane Florence now includes most of Georgia, University of Georgia State, District, and County Extension Faculty & Staff were sent a note from Pam Knox, Interim Director of the Georgia Weather Network Crop and Soil Sciences Agricultural Climatologist. …


UGA Extension Hosting Advanced Grazing School

Dan Cattle, Georgia, Livestock

University of Georgia (UGA) Extension will host a two-day Advanced Grazing School September 18-19, designed to provide attendees with a deeper understanding of two key aspects of their grazing systems. The focus areas include choosing the right pasture species, designing a grazing system that works best for your operation, and how to profitably fertilize pastures for optimal performance. The two …

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UGA Cotton-Peanut Research Field Day is Wednesday

Dan Cotton, Georgia

The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor the Cotton-Peanut Research Field Day Wednesday, September 5th, on the UGA Tifton campus and UGA research farms in Tift County. UGA Cotton and Peanut Team members will discuss various research projects. Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton says it is an event …


UGA Cotton/Peanut Research Field Day set for Sept. 5

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia (UGA) Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a joint research field day on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Tifton, Georgia. The field day will start at 8:00 a.m. at the University of Georgia Conference Center (15 RDC Rd., Tifton, Georgia) before relocating to the RDC Pivot and Ponder …


Georgia FSA/UGA Extension Grower Trainings

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Industry News Release

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency is partnering with University of Georgia (UGA) Extension to conduct trainings for Georgia cotton growers in September throughout the state to update producers on WHIP, Seed Cotton, TAP changes, and the Market Facilitation Program. Dates, UPDATED times and locations are below: Monday, September 10 Bainbridge 9:00-10:30 a.m. Cloud Livestock Facility 1300 E. …

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Brand New Georgia Forage Website

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Research

The University of Georgia Forage Extension program has a lot of information on its website, so transitioning their site to a new format has been a major undertaking. But it was recently announced that the final product of months of work have come to fruition. The brand new website transition is complete and the new site is up and running. If you spent …