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Agribiz: Trans Pacific Partnership expansion opens trade opportunities for poultry

Expanded trade opportunities have opened up for many U.S. industries, including the poultry industry in Georgia.

April 25, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Spring is in air; so is pollen

If the warm temperatures and abundance of azalea blooms were not enough to clue you in that spring is here, the itchy eyes and sinus pressure definitely have done so.

April 19, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Improving community through partnership, education

What do local farming, youth development, nutrition education and radon have in common? The answer is Hall County Cooperative Extension.

April 12, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Retail food prices show slight increase

Shoppers paid slightly more for food at the grocery store at the beginning of 2013.

April 11, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Grasscycling cuts yardwork in half, helps environment

Recycling is all the rage, from aluminum cans and newspapers to plastic bottles and bags. But did you know you can recycle in your lawn?

April 04, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Planting now would be a waste of time

March in Georgia is always a roller coaster of ups and downs with warm weather at the first of the week and then a cold rain for the weekend. We all get to the point in late winter that we just wish for warmer weather and the emergence of a few flower buds and leaves only feeds the fire.

March 29, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Survey finds corn and soybean planting up this spring

U.S. farmers are ready to increase production of corn and soybeans for 2013, according to the latest Farm Futures survey.

March 28, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Is it too good to be true? Probably so

Many times we get information on a product that is touted as the miracle product of the year, even the decade. It always sounds so good that we hope it is something that can save us time, money or make our lives a little easier.

March 22, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Follow Hall County Extension office on Facebook

Everyone is on Facebook these days. It's a great way to communicate to catch up with friends and stay connected with family that is far off. It is also a great way to advertise a product and reach new customers.

March 15, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Tips to help your spring plantings take root

If the past few days of warm weather have given you a fever to plant shrubs, trees and flowers in the yard, you're not alone. The promise of spring is in the air, and it is hard to sit still as the days become longer and the temperatures rise. I love days like these and really enjoy getting out and experiencing a new start as plants wake from their winter dormancy.

March 08, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Choose the right site for your veggie, flower garden

Choosing a garden site is one of the most important decisions any gardener will make.

March 01, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Cantaloupe packers are under FDA’s microscope

Knowing that the food you eat is safe is many times taken for granted by most Americans. The only time we really think about food safety is when something happens to the food supply that makes people sick.

February 28, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Attack winter weeds before they seed

This time of year, the Extension office receives many calls about home lawn care and weed control. Maintaining a lawn takes a lot of work and effort but it can be very rewarding in the long run.

February 22, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Healthy plants need soil pH, dirt and fertilizer

If you have ever come into the office to ask me a question about how to grow a garden, fix a production issue or renovate a pasture, one of the first things I talk about is bringing in a soil sample to the office.

February 15, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Georgia’s farm tax exemption is popular

The Georgia Ag Tax Exemption program, or GATE, has been well received by producers from across the state.

February 14, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


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Controlling squirrel population around your house

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.

November 21, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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