Well folks, we have crossed over another milestone in our trip around the sun. It is officially planting season.
It seems cash flow on both sides of the table has increased, but farming is still a tough business to be in.
People are certainly interested in improving the environment and one of the best places to start is in your own backyard.
Ethanol use is everywhere. Good, bad or indifferent, ethanol is going to be part of what we use to meet our energy needs.
When it comes to common questions asked at the office, the one I have most often is about lawns and when to fertilize them.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Georgia ports are busy. There is no doubt it is a big part of the economic engine in the Southeast.
The past couple of weeks I think my office has shipped close to 100 soil samples to the test lab in Athens. This is always a sign that spring is on the horizon as people begin to prepare and plan what they want to grow this year.
Growing up in the Gainesville City School System, I did not participate in Georgia 4-H, but over the years of being a county agent I have seen the impact 4-H has on students.
Choosing a garden site is one of the most important decisions any gardener will make.
A week ago, I was attending the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's Economic Development Council monthly meeting. We were all updated on the great things that are happening in Hall County. Expansions, new jobs and optimism are setting Hall County on a course of economic growth that tops most areas in the nation.
It's Valentine's Day and what a great way to end the week.
I see it year after year in the extension office. Clients come in wondering what to do about their tomatoes or peppers being laid to waste by disease.
Developing the latest farm bill has become a marathon of sorts with farmers wondering if it would ever come to fruition.
Throughout the year, people will call wanting planting advice.
Poinsettias are a native to Mexico and can be seen growing in the wild of their native land. But thanks to the first U.S. ambassador, Joel Poinesett, the plant made its way to the United States when he sent some cuttings back home to South Carolina.
During this time of year, everyone is busy buying gifts for loved ones and friends, going to Christmas parties and enjoying the magic of the holiday season and its effect on children and grandchildren.
Squirrels around the house can be a blessing or a curse. It all depends on whether or not the squirrel has made it to your attic.
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