MOULTRIE — During the week of the Georgia National Fair, 4-H agent Zona Medley and 4-H program assistants Caroline Horne and Kimberly Dove took more than 50 students to Perry to spend the day learning about 4-H projects and riding all the wild rides. 4-H’ers were everywhere covered in green and white representing 4-H and all it stands for. The 7th and 8th grade 4-H’ers were pulled aside to experience The Seed Survivor Booth in order to build their portfolios and learn more about watershed, erosion and nutrients in the soil, and they even planted their own sunflower to take home. Above, senior 4-H’er Ashley Carroll teaches 7th and 8th graders at The Seed Survivor Booth.
- Growing Georgia, April 2014
Ga. Farm Bureau honors Lakyn Davis
Georgia Farm Bureau honored Colquitt County FFA member Lakyn Davis, her parents and Colquitt County FFA advisers Matt Howell, Stacey Beacham and Shawn Collins during a dinner the organization hosted on March 28 at the GFB state office for the eight students who won grand champion awards at the 2013 State 4-H & FFA Market Goat and Lamb Show and the 2014 Georgia Junior National Livestock Show.
Winning essay can score an ABAC scholarship
The winner of a soil stewardship essay contest will take home $75 and a one-year scholarship to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
Extension agent answers your questions
As a new county Extension agent, starting in Colquitt County on March 1st I have gotten a lot of questions. Let’s discuss some of the more common ones that I have gotten over the last week.
UGA researcher focuses on soil moisture
George Vellidis has been fascinated by agricultural engineering since he was a high school student in Thessaloniki, Greece. As a professor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in Tifton, Vellidis is living out his childhood passion every day.
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Farm disaster programs to begin sign-ups April 15
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced Monday that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15.
- Growing Georgia, March 2014
Farm bill meetings to start April 4
U.S. Farm Bill education will be the focus of an upcoming series of meetings coordinated by University of Georgia agricultural economists.
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