Telfair County, GA UGA Cooperative Extension

Telfair County, GA UGA Cooperative Extension This is the official page for Telfair County UGA Extension Office. The admins are Teresa Crosby and Laura Smith. You may contact us at 91 Telfair Ave., Suite E, McRae, GA 31055. Our phone is 229-868-6489. Our email is [email protected]
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What is Cooperative Extension? UGA Cooperative Extension extends lifelong learning to the people of Georgia through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families. UGA Cooperative Extension helps Georgians become healthier, more productive, financially independent and environmentally responsible. Extension agents stay in touch with issues relevant to people in local communities through county Extension offices. UGA Cooperative Extension is a county, state and federal funded organization supported by specialists in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Your Telfair County UGA Cooperative Extension Office is here to serve the citizens of Telfair County. Call us or come by the office with your concerns and questions. See http://extension.uga.edu/

Mission: The mission of the Telfair County Extension Office is to provide information and eduction in the areas of agriculture, home economics, rural and agricultural community development.

Have you registered?We're connecting Georgia farmers and food producers with consumers and other buyers around the state...
05/18/2020
UGA Extension and Georgia Department of Agriculture seek to help farmers get produce to public

Have you registered?

We're connecting Georgia farmers and food producers with consumers and other buyers around the state. Farms offering pickup, delivery or online orders can sign up to be listed on our website, and consumers can browse local offerings by county.

https://www.caes.uga.edu/news-events/news/story.html?storyid=8335&story=Connecting-Farmers-and-Consumers

Georgia farmers and agricultural producers eager to sell abundant supplies of fresh produce and other products are being connected with consumers and other buyers who need their products through a new partnership between University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Department of Agric...

We are excited to announce our next Extension Webinar focused on nutrition and meal planning, particularly during this t...
05/18/2020

We are excited to announce our next Extension Webinar focused on nutrition and meal planning, particularly during this time of social distancing. This webinar is open to the public with a capacity of 1000 people. We will archive the session. Please help us share this announcement and we hope to see you Thursday at 10:30 am!

Note: We will take a break from the webinar for the Memorial Day Week. We will be back the week after with a great webinar focused on lawns and trees.

#HealthyGeorgia #TelfairExtension

Make mealtime a little bit easier by trying one of these recipes that require 5 ingredients or less. Be sure to catch th...
05/18/2020
Featured Recipes: 5 Ingredients Or Less

Make mealtime a little bit easier by trying one of these recipes that require 5 ingredients or less. Be sure to catch the suggestions below for how to substitute alternative ingredients to make whipping up a home-cooked meal fast! Check it out below! #HealthyGeorgia

Make mealtime a little bit easier by trying one of these recipes that require 5 ingredients or less. Be sure to catch the suggestions below for how to substitute alternative ingredients to make whipping up a home-cooked meal fast!

It has never been more important to be counted! Make sure you have completed the Census by clicking the link in the post...
05/18/2020

It has never been more important to be counted! Make sure you have completed the Census by clicking the link in the post - it's never been easier to count yourself and your family. DO IT TODAY!

Take the 2020 CensusIt has never been easier to respond to the 2020 Census. Georgians can do it from the safety of their...
05/18/2020
2020 Census | United States Census Bureau

Take the 2020 Census

It has never been easier to respond to the 2020 Census. Georgians can do it from the safety of their homes in one of three ways:

Online at 2020Census.gov

Over the phoneEnglish: 1-844-330-2020
Spanish: 1-844-468-2020
A complete list of phone numbers by language can be found on 2020Census.gov

By mail using the paper questionnaire mailed to most households

Due to operational changes resulting from COVID-19, the schedule for self-response has been extended to October 31st.

Learn about the 2020 Census - how to respond, and why it matters. Shape your future. START HERE.

UGA Cooperative Extension - Laurens County
05/15/2020

UGA Cooperative Extension - Laurens County

Positive Parenting During COVID-19 - here is a fun & healthy snack to make with your children!
Was this information helpful to you? If so, please click this http://bit.ly/37gRK5c and fill out a short questionnaire. #HealthyGeorgia

*Don't forget to register**The second of three “Zoom into Science” sessions is on Thursday, May 7th at 4:00pm.  You must...
05/15/2020

*Don't forget to register**

The second of three “Zoom into Science” sessions is on Thursday, May 7th at 4:00pm. You must pre-register for this session. In this session, former Mitchell County 4-H member and current atmospheric science graduate student Dillon Blount along with WFXL Albany News’ Kerri Copello and storm chaser Rick Lipscomb will teach all about weather. Special thanks to Debra Cox, Mitchell County 4-H Educator, for helping to arrange these speakers.
Register at: tinyurl.com/scizoomweather

#HealthyGeorgia
05/15/2020

#HealthyGeorgia

05/14/2020

#HealthyGeorgia

Mosquitoes by Colby Royal Telfair County ANR agentMosquitoes are awful creatures that I think we all despise. This time ...
05/14/2020
Entomology - Extension - Controlling Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes by Colby Royal Telfair County ANR agent

Mosquitoes are awful creatures that I think we all despise. This time of year can bring great weather in the evenings and everyone wants to enjoy it. Then, there a light buzzing sound begins by your ear and we know what that means. Mosquitoes. There are several types of mosquitoes here in central and south-Georgia and it can be hard to control the population BUT you can greatly reduce the population by emptying anything holding water such as: old buckets, old flower pots, bird baths… anything that will hold water. Mosquito larvae cannot hatch without a water source. Here is a helpful link to give further detail https://ent.uga.edu/extension/controlling-mosquitoes.html There are pesticide options also, which are included in the link.

Mosquitoes can be a vexing and oftentimes serious problem. In homes, yards, and neighborhoods, mosquitoes can interfere with chores and spoil enjoyment of leisure activities. Some mosquitoes also transmit disease causing agents such as the protozoa that causes malaria and various types of viruses th...

#healthygeorgia
05/14/2020

#healthygeorgia

If you are having issues with bermudagrass green up you may want review this chart and the publication linked below.  As...
05/13/2020

If you are having issues with bermudagrass green up you may want review this chart and the publication linked below. As always, you can call Colby at 229-868-6489. He is more than happy to help you!

Soil and Fertilizer Management Considerations for Forage Systems in Georgia
https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B1346&title=Soil%20and%20Fertilizer%20Management%20Considerations%20for%20Forage%20Systems%20in%20Georgia

Leafspot Diagnosis and Management in Bermudagrass Forages

https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C887&title=Leafspot%20Diagnosis%20and%20Management%20in%20Bermudagrass%20Forages

Managing Bermudagrass Stem Maggots
https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B1484&title=Managing%20Bermudagrass%20Stem%20Maggots

05/13/2020
Wahsega 4-H Center

This afternoon's 4-H environmental education lesson is from Wahsega 4-H Center for Wahsega Wednesdays, www.facebook.com/wahsega4h;

Groups of youth visit us for 4-H Environmental Education during the school year and 4-H Camp during the summer.

05/12/2020
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program | Farmers.gov: Resources for Farmers and Producers

USDA to Host Webinar for Producers Interested in Applying for Direct Payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) will host a webinar on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 1 p.m. ET, for farmers, ranchers and other producers interested in applying for direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).

As part of President Trump and Secretary Perdue’s April 17 announcement of a $19 billion Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program, USDA will provide $16 billion in direct support based on losses for agricultural producers where prices and market supply chains have been impacted. Also, USDA will assist eligible producers facing additional adjustment and marketing costs resulting from lost demand and short-term oversupply for the 2020 marketing year caused by COVID-19.

USDA is hosting this webinar to share what information is needed to apply for direct payments through CFAP, once the application period begins.The webinar is an opportunity for producers to learn about the general application process and required documentation prior to the official beginning of signup. Producers who are new to participating in FSA programs are especially encouraged to join the webinar.

Producers interested in participating may register in advance.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. We encourage participants to submit questions through the Q&A box or by emailing [email protected]. While questions will not be answered live during the webinar, they will be posted at farmers.gov/CFAP along with a recording of the webinar and other CFAP information. More details about CFAP direct payments will be announced soon

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Below is some information on the Asian Giant Hornet that has been in the new lately that we thought you may find helpful...
05/12/2020

Below is some information on the Asian Giant Hornet that has been in the new lately that we thought you may find helpful.

05/12/2020
extension.uga.edu

This week’s Healthy Georgia Newsletter

https://extension.uga.edu/content/dam/extension/healthy-ga-news/HealthyGAnews5.512.pdf

Local growers are selling products directly to consumers. Visit the UGAExtension website to see what GeorgiaGrown produc...
05/12/2020

Local growers are selling products directly to consumers. Visit the UGAExtension website to see what GeorgiaGrown products are available near you: https://t.uga.edu/5TB. #TelfairCounty

05/12/2020
Burton 4-H Center

This afternoon's 4H environmental lesson is from Burton 4-H Center for Tuesdays on Tybee, www.facebook.com/Burton4H

The Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island reaches more than 7,000 students and adults through our Environmental Education and Summer Camp programs. Visit our website to find out how you can experience our unforgettable program.

UGA Cooperative Extension - Laurens County
05/12/2020

UGA Cooperative Extension - Laurens County

Positive Parenting During COVID-19 - here is a fun & healthy snack to make with your children!
Was this information helpful to you? If so, please click this http://bit.ly/37gRK5c and fill out a short questionnaire. #HealthyGeorgia

Please join us in for a Stay at Home Beekeeping series hosted by Dr. Keith Delaplane this Thursday, May 14th at 7:30 EST...
05/12/2020

Please join us in for a Stay at Home Beekeeping series hosted by Dr. Keith Delaplane this Thursday, May 14th at 7:30 EST.

Happy Monday!! We are excited to announce a free webinar available this week on Thursday, May 14 beginning at 10:30am. T...
05/11/2020

Happy Monday!!

We are excited to announce a free webinar available this week on Thursday, May 14 beginning at 10:30am.

The Center for Urban Ag is hosting the webinar and we will be learning about household pests and how to avoid them!

The second of three “Zoom into Science” sessions is on Thursday, May 21st at 4:00pm.  You must pre-register for this ses...
05/11/2020

The second of three “Zoom into Science” sessions is on Thursday, May 21st at 4:00pm. You must pre-register for this session. In this session, former Mitchell County 4-H member and current atmospheric science graduate student Dillon Blount along with WFXL Albany News’ Kerri Copello and storm chaser Rick Lipscomb will teach all about weather. Special thanks to Debra Cox, Mitchell County 4-H Educator, for helping to arrange these speakers.
Register at: tinyurl.com/scizoomweather

COVID-19 guidelines for agricultural operations
05/08/2020
COVID-19 guidelines for agricultural operations

COVID-19 guidelines for agricultural operations

Farmers and food processors take routine steps to reduce the likelihood of foodborne pathogens, like Salmonella and E. coli, contacting our food and causing illness. The procedures that our food industry takes on a daily basis are also effective in reducing the chances that the coronavirus responsib...

The second of three “Zoom into Science” sessions is on Thursday, May 21st at 4:00pm.  You must pre-register for this ses...
05/08/2020

The second of three “Zoom into Science” sessions is on Thursday, May 21st at 4:00pm. You must pre-register for this session. In this session, former Mitchell County 4-H member and current atmospheric science graduate student Dillon Blount along with WFXL Albany News’ Kerri Copello and storm chaser Rick Lipscomb will teach all about weather. Special thanks to Debra Cox, Mitchell County 4-H Educator, for helping to arrange these speakers.
Register at: tinyurl.com/scizoomweather

Set Goals for Your Family This Week!By Malory Howard, SNAP-Ed Program AssistantThe MyPlate webpage gives many resources ...
05/07/2020
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Set Goals for Your Family This Week!
By Malory Howard, SNAP-Ed Program Assistant

The MyPlate webpage gives many resources to choose from when looking into healthy choices for your family. The website offers visuals with all five food groups, tip sheets, infographics, 2020 health guideline resources, and more! You can also create ‘MyPlate Plans’ catered to you and your family members—this is a great way to make sure your family is staying as healthy as possible!

https://www.choosemyplate.gov/browse-by-audience/view-allaudiences/
professionals/health-professionals

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Have you registered?We're connecting Georgia farmers and food producers with consumers and other buyers around the state...
05/07/2020
UGA Extension and Georgia Department of Agriculture seek to help farmers get produce to public

Have you registered?

We're connecting Georgia farmers and food producers with consumers and other buyers around the state. Farms offering pickup, delivery or online orders can sign up to be listed on our website, and consumers can browse local offerings by county.

https://www.caes.uga.edu/news-events/news/story.html?storyid=8335&fbclid=IwAR1AO3TGOWXLhrTXa0lmrhA3-bV-0hdB0cQiAHJ9GEsmKXVyuOseqEUD3e0

Georgia farmers and agricultural producers eager to sell abundant supplies of fresh produce and other products are being connected with consumers and other buyers who need their products through a new partnership between University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Department of Agric...

05/06/2020
Home Tomato Gardening

James Murphy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent in Rockdale County, Georgia talks about home tomato gardening. Watch, listen, grow and share your bounty! 😉

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osanRR-EVDg

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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
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Way to go Telfair 4-H'ers!!
While this article does not speak directly about Telfair County, it does highlight the problems faced by farmers throughout our area. Our prayers remain with them all.