It is during this time of year when everyone is busy buying gifts for loved ones and friends, going to Christmas parties and enjoying the magic of the holiday season influencing their children and grandchildren. With all of this happening, it is easy to forget to keep an eye out on the condition of your Christmas tree.
During the past few years, many folks have gone to living off the grid.
This is especially true for producers in South Georgia. We still have some cotton grown in North Georgia in counties such as Oconee, Bartow, Gordon and Floyd.
It seems the leaves are never going to fall this year, so many of us are still using our lawn mowers and leaf blowers. However, soon enough all of this will come to an end as winter sets in. Then, we can put our mowers and leaf blowers away until the spring.
Artificially inseminating cattle has been done by the dairy industry for a while now, but it is relatively new in the beef industry.
I have noticed a lot of spider webs hanging from everything imaginable.
Cattlemen in Georgia are working to organize a state commodity commission for beef, a step other states are considering as well.
For Hall County, autumn is one of the greatest times of year.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension from the College of Agriculture is hosting a series of income tax courses for tax return preparers.
So the garden has stopped producing and you think there is not much to do in the garden this time of year.
American farmers and ranchers literally help feed the world by producing a bounty of agricultural products.
The City of Gainesville is very lucky to be flanked by Lake Lanier. The lake is a great source of entertainment and its tranquility has a calming effect for many. In a year like this one, it has been a great foundation to the summertime economy of the county and region as well.
It seems no matter where you are in Georgia, solar power is getting more popular. I was recently with co-workers in Habersham County and we took a look at a farm where solar panels had been installed. It was a great operation, and the farmer seemed well pleased with his investment.
True gardeners are planners. They always look ahead to next season on what to plant, where to plant and what to do differently.
Agriculture in Georgia is a complicated and interwoven industry. When one segment is affected by a downturn, another segment typically is quick to follow. But the same is true when positive changes occur.
Preventive maintenance is so important to any aspect of life, whether it's your health or equipment.
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