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Spring Bermudagrass Management

With the cold weather we’ve been having, it may seem early to start thinking about bermudagrass management, but successful Farmers plan ahead and realize that timing is very critical. Controlled burning of bermudagrass MORE »

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Opening New Markets For Small Farms

Imagine that you are a small farmer, which means you probably also work a full time job somewhere else and spend your weekends and nights cultivating, spraying, harvesting — the work is endless. MORE »

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Backyard Chicken Feather Loss

Do your chickens look like they need the Hair Club for Hens? Chickens lose feathers for a variety of reasons and most are just part of the normal cycle of poultry life. Chickens MORE »

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Protect Animals From Cold Temps

The temperatures have dropped below freezing several times in the past few weeks. During this time, animal owners need to think about four very important points to protect their pets and livestock. You MORE »

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Putting Your Vacant Land To Use

If you have property and are considering using it for a small farm, take time to make a plan and consider different enterprises before getting started. There are many resources that can be MORE »

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New Year – New Active Family

Dr. Carol Devine of Cornell University states that “Long work hours and irregular schedules mean more time away from family, less time for household food work, difficulty in maintaining a regular meal pattern MORE »

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Extension@YourService: Gift Giving Animals

The holidays are a wonderful time for giving to others and spending time with family. Shopping for gifts takes a lot of time and thought for each individual family member or friend. A MORE »

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Who Will Be Our Next Generation of Farmers?

The average age of the Richmond County farmer is 58. When people in most professions are thinking about pensions, retirement, babysitting grandchildren and winters in Florida; farmers may not be planning to ever MORE »

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Gardening 101

Here is an opportunity to learn about a wide array of subjects dealing with home gardening A-Z.  The series of classes is designed to be taken consecutively, or occasionally as your schedule permits.  MORE »

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Farm Fresh Ventures’ Christmas Promotion

The multi-county, two state partnership of local agricultural producers that organized as Farm Fresh Ventures two years ago is celebrating another year of success. In its second year, the group successfully boxed and MORE »

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4-H Teen Council Gets In Giving Spirit

The time of year is quickly approaching when people’s hearts begin to warm and fond memories from times past seem to surface. With all the holidays in the month of December, people look MORE »

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In Praise of the Sweetpotato!

One of the staples of the Thanksgiving meal is the sweetpotato, usually as a casserole or “candied”; cooked with lots of butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Though frequently called yams, sweetpotatoes are actually completely MORE »

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Opportunities “Hatch” At Cordova School

Richmond County 4-H and Cordova School, both supported by United Way of Richmond County, partnered together to bring “Embryology in the Classroom” to the students at the school. The 4-H school enrichment program MORE »