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The Farmer’s Feed – UGA Extension Carroll County Ag E-Newsletter, May 4, 2024


Derby Days: 150 Years of the Kentucky Derby


May Beef Month Kicks Off in Georgia


Gov. Kemp signs legislation supporting Georgia Agriculture


Expecting a Large Number of Cicadas


Georgia Strawberry Diseases Widespread, Devastating


Resources for Farmers Under Stress and People Who Care About Them


Food and fiber production adds $18 billion to Georgia’s economy


USDA Announces May 2024 Lending Rates for Agricultural Producers


Trade’s Importance to Southern Agriculture


UGA Forage Extension Team

New Forage Resources Available
What makes it “Good” Hay?
How Do I Control the Thistles in My Pasture?
Alfalfa in the South Workshop
Proactive Forage Management for Grazing Success


New Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Management Guide and Video Abstract

Please click the links below to access these all-new resources published open access through Crop, Forage, and Turfgrass Management. This resource contains updated graphics compared to the previously published Extension bulletin.



CEU class credit:


Bermudagrass Production Guide now available through Apple Books

The first of our three production guides is now available for free download through Apple Books. Fescue and Bahiagrass books should be published by the end of the month


Demand for Meat Goats Continues to Grow


University of Georgia | Research Professional Weather Network (

The University of Georgia (UGA) is seeking applicants for the position of Weather Network Technician for the UGA Mesonet, a research-grade weather and climate monitoring network that supports agriculture and public safety across the State of Georgia. The UGA Weather Network is a statewide network consisting of 90 automated environmental stations that collect, archive, and disseminate over one million observations annually. The Weather Network Technician will be the second of two full-time technicians responsible for maintaining the network of stations, including visiting the stations on a regular basis to assess station reliability, maintain the surface area around the station, rotate or replace instruments as needed to maintain data quality, calibrate equipment in the laboratory, and record all maintenance and calibration activities in databases for historical metadata. The weather network is housed in the Associate Dean of Extension’s office administratively and provides service to Extension and UGA. The network is currently housed on the UGA Griffin Campus in Griffin, GA, south of Atlanta.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or CompetenciesInstall, maintain, and repair weather stations and associated equipment.Collect and analyze weather data as requested by the director of the network.Maintain accurate records of metadata for weather network maintenance.Calibrate weather instruments on a regular schedule.Provide technical support to other weather network technicians.Maintain supplemental instruments for NADP, UVB, and other agencies at Bledsoe Farms as an occasional backup other employee.Stay up to date on the latest weather technologies.


Award-winning CAES podcast: Cultivating Curiosity

Please find below the latest episodes:

This podcast is dedicated to sharing a variety of stories from within our departments and units and serves to supplement existing CAES and UGA Extension communication platforms, including the CAES Newswire, the Almanac, and Cultivate

You can find episodes on SpotifyApple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts, and I encourage you to subscribe to get the latest episodes as soon as they are released. As a reminder, you can subscribe to all CAES updates here

Farm Related For Sale/Wanted/Opportunities

Do you have something farm related to sell?  Examples include: farm equipment, farm animals, livestock, etc.  Send me an email with the description of the item and other relative information and I will post it here.

Looking for Land to Lease

Looking to lease some land for my longhorn breeding program. Yyoung first generation farmer/rancher. Willing to pay cash for annual leases or can trade fence work or repair work on vehicles.  Anywhere in Carrollton/Bremen/Roopeville area would be great but further out is fine as well.
andrew rouse

Hay For Sale

Do you have hay for sale? Send me an email with the type of hay, the size and number of bales and whether or not you have an UGA Forage Quality Test Report on it and I will post it here.

Weekly hay market insights and commentary from USDA, market analysts, growers, and sellers.
USDA Weekly Hay Prices

Georgia Farm Bureau Hay Directory


Carroll County Livestock Sale Barn Report

AMS Livestock, Poultry, & Grain Market News

Georgia Dept of Ag Market News

Monday, April 30, 2024




Tuesday, May 7 @ 6:00 PM 

Backyard Flock Management  

Speaker: Katie Holly- Purina

Location: Carroll County Agricultural Center, 

900 Newnan Rd., Carrollton, GA 30116

Sponsored by J Carl Cleaners

Please register by clicking the link: REGISTRATION

Ryan Ayers

Young Farmer Adviser

Carroll County Schools

1075 Newnan Rd.

Carrollton, GA 30116




Paraquat Training Webinars for May 2024. 

For anyone who needs certification or re-certification for Paraquat Handling. 

Paraquat Training Webinar Registration 2024

The registration link will require the following:  first and last name, email address, state, and certification license #. 

There is a mandatory quiz at the end of the webinar that will be conducted thru zoom.         

     Dates                                 Times

May 07, 2024                    2:00-3:00 PM
May 09, 2024                    2:00-3:00 PM
May 13, 2024                    2:00-3:00 PM
May 14, 2024                    2:00-3:00 PM
May 20, 2024                    2:00-3:00 PM
May 21, 2024                    2:00-3:00 PM
May 28, 2024                    2:00-3:00 PM
May 30, 2024                    2:00-3:00 PM



Getting the Best of Pests – Green Industry Webinar

DATE:  Thursday, May 16, 2024
TIME:  3:00 – 5:00 p.m. U.S. East Coast Time

Speakers and Titles:

Biological control of greenhouse pests- Dr. Erich Schoeller

This webinar will share biological control strategies that can be developed to manage greenhouse pests.

Emerging pests in ornamental nurseries – Dr. Brian Kunkel, University of Delaware

Dr. Kunkel will discuss the biology, dispersal, and management of emerging pests, such as spotted lanternfly and redheaded flea beetle problems in the ornamental nurseries. He will also discuss the host use patterns and chemical control approaches.
Registration closes at 2:00 p.m. on the day of the webinar.

Announcements will begin at 2:45 p.m. The webinar begins PROMPTLY at 3:00 p.m.


Keep Carroll Beautiful Spring Events

Household Hazardous Waste (May 18)

Paper Shredding (May 18)






Extension Fest – July 23

Buffalo Creek Fall Festival – September 7

Sunbelt Ag Expo – October 15-17

Beef Festival – October 19



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