Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hunting Dog and Human First Aid Workshop

UGA Thomas County Extension and UF Leon County Extension office present the first part of the hunting workshop series: Hunting Dog and Human First Aid Workshop.

Knowing what to do in an emergency may mean the difference between life or death. Come learn how to prevent emergencies, treat minor injuries, basics about first aid, what to do in the field before help arrives, and when to seek immediate assistance. This workshop is for anyone interested in learning more about basic first aid and designed to help guide you in making important decisions before help arrives.
Speakers: Local Veterinarian, EMS Personnel, and a Dog Trainer.

When: FRIDAY, April 3rd, Starting at Noon with Lunch

Where: Remington EMS - 1202 Remington Avenue, Thomasville, GA 31792

Cost: $20, includes lunch. Register by Wednesday, April 1st, by contacting Thomas County Extension Office @ 229.225.4130. For more information, contact R.J. Byrne, Thomas County Extension Agent.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Update on Farm Bill Meetings

Looking for the latest info on the Farm Bill?

Then you need to attend one of the information sessions below. For more information please contact R.J. at the extension office - 229.225.4130 or You will need to register for the location you will be attending.

-March 23, Camilla (Mitchell Co. Extension Office), 5-9pm
-March 24, Midville (Station), 12-4pm
-March 26, Hawkinsville (Steakhouse Resturant), 10am-2pm
-March 27, Alma (Bacon Co. Extension Office), 10am-2pm

* Crops Outlook- Nathan Smith and Don Shurley (45 min)
* Budgets and Crop Comparisons- Amanda Smith (15 min)
* Farm Bill Overview- Don Shurley (10 min)
* DCP and Loan- Nathan Smith (15 min)
* Conservation Programs- Amanda Smith (20 min)
* Attribution, Limits, Eligibility- Keith Kightlinger (20 min)
* SURE- Wes Harris (20 min)
* ACRE- Don Shurley and Wes Harris (15 min)
* FSA Open Q and A (20 min)

Friday, March 13, 2009

New season of 'Gardening in Georgia' coming to GPB

For winning gardening advice, tune into the new season of “Gardening in Georgia with Walter Reeves,” starting Saturday, April 4. The show’s 10th season will air on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across the state each Saturday at 12:30 p.m., repeating Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and again on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. through the end of October.

Story Number: 3678To review this article and/or download a version of it, click on the link below:

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Lunch and Learn Series - Bio-Fuels: Is This Really The Alternative?

· What renewable fuels are really going to work?
· Can I make my own bio-fuel?
· What are the benefits of corn based ethanol?
· Are bio-fuels competing for food crops?
· How much is the Federal Government spending on bio-fuels?
· What advances have been made regarding forestry bio-mass?
· How economically important are bio-fuels?

Come eat lunch and learn about bio-fuels at the UGA Thomas County Extension office. We will have USDA and UGA Engineering, Agronomy, and Warnell School of Forestry experts at this program.

This program is open to all interested. Register by paying at the Thomas County Extension Office.

For a flyer visit here.

Where: UGA Thomas County Extension Office
227 West Jefferson Street
Thomasville, GA 31792

When: 12:15 PM - Thursday, March 26th

Cost: $10 - Due by Tuesday, March 24th
***Includes Lunch***

Who To Contact: R.J. Byrne - 229.225.4130 -

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

2009 edition of annual UGA Spring Garden Packet

Welcome to the 34th annual Spring Garden Packet. Put out each year by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, this edition has 25 feature articles written by 14 CAES faculty members, news editors and graduate and undergraduate students to provide timely, valuable gardening information.

The Gardening information can be found here.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Pecan Scout School

Just a reminder about the Pecan Scout School to be held at the RDC in Tifton on Wed. March 4, 2009.

Pecan Spray Guides will be available.
Program can be seen below:
8:00-8:30 Registration (Coffee & Donuts)
8:30-9:30 Recognizing and Correcting Pecan Nutritional and Cultural Problems---Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Horticulture
9:30-10:30 Pecan Diseases---Jason Brock, UGA Plant Pathology
10:30-11:00Break (Refreshments Provided)
11:00-12:00Pecan Insects—Dr. Will Hudson, UGA Entomology
Commercial and Private Pesticide Credits Available