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Alexander Bucksch talks with a cow during the New Faculty Tour on Thursday, August 4, at the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
New Faculty Tour
Thirty-six faculty members from the University of Georgia visited the Future Farmstead energy efficient house, learned about irrigation and peanut genetics, and fed calves during their stop at the UGA Tifton Campus as part of the 2016 New Faculty Tour.
Participants practice extracting a calf using a calving simulator from Clemson University during a UGA short course. The simulator is similar to the one that will be used for trainings by UGA Cooperative Extension. CAES News
Calving Simulator
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine are offering a unique training opportunity for cattlemen who want more information on how to assist cows and heifers having difficulty calving.
Beginning farmer training through the UGA Cooperative Extension Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program starts in August. CAES News
Beginning Farmers Training
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is set to offer a second year of the Journeyman Farmer training for beginning and young farmers this August.
As of this week, 2016 has entered the top 10 in terms of years with the most consecutive days over 95 degrees. The hot and dry conditions are starting to take a toll on farmers fields, cattle and homeowners. CAES News
Heat Wave
As of this week, 2016 has entered the top 10 in terms of years with the most consecutive days over 95 degrees.
UGA graduate student Jamie Morgan tests the water in an algae-filled pond on Bill Atkinson's farm in Dacula. CAES News
Tainted Water
With the summer heat and sporadic rainfall, conditions are right for farm ponds to become inundated with harmful algal blooms.
Rows of forage sorghum regrowth after the first cutting. CAES News
Forage Sorghum
With water use and rising expenses a concern, forage sorghum is a cheaper, more effective alternative for Georgia cattlemen feeding dairy cows, according to University of Georgia animal and dairy scientist John Bernard.
Fresh brown eggs from chickens raised by a Pike County, Ga., farmer. CAES News
Egg Candling
Raising a flock of backyard chickens ensures that you have a steady supply of fresh eggs. But if you plan to sell those eggs, Georgia law requires the eggs be candled.
First-year honey bees from the hive of backyard beekeeper Calvin King of Albany. CAES News
Beekeeping Basics
A burgeoning interest in the benefits of delicious, local honey and increased concern for pollinator health has led more and more Americans to start keeping their own bees.
Using a farm pond as a giant watering dish for cattle may be an easy way to provide livestock with water, but it's not the healthiest. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say this can spread diseases through a herd, affect the fish quality and destroy the stability of the pond's shoreline. CAES News
Pond Water
Many Georgia farmers use their fish ponds as water sources for livestock. A pond located in a pasture is a convenient and dependable source of water for stock, but letting cattle have free access to a pond is not the best decision for the animals, the pond or the fish that live there.
More than 250 beekeepers converged on Young Harris Georgia in May for the 25th annual Young Harris-UGA Beekeeping Institute CAES News
Bee Institute Anniversary
For more than two decades, beekeepers from across the Southeast and beyond have come together each spring in the north Georgia mountains to talk bees, learn from each other and hobnob with some of the most renowned bee experts in the world.