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As of this week, 2016 has entered the top 10 in terms of years with the most consecutive days over 95 degrees. The hot and dry conditions are starting to take a toll on farmers fields, cattle and homeowners. CAES News
As of this week, 2016 has entered the top 10 in terms of years with the most consecutive days over 95 degrees. The hot and dry conditions are starting to take a toll on farmers fields, cattle and homeowners.
Heat Wave
As of this week, 2016 has entered the top 10 in terms of years with the most consecutive days over 95 degrees.
UGA graduate student Jamie Morgan tests the water in an algae-filled pond on Bill Atkinson's farm in Dacula. CAES News
UGA graduate student Jamie Morgan tests the water in an algae-filled pond on Bill Atkinson's farm in Dacula.
Tainted Water
With the summer heat and sporadic rainfall, conditions are right for farm ponds to become inundated with harmful algal blooms.
Rows of forage sorghum regrowth after the first cutting. CAES News
Rows of forage sorghum regrowth after the first cutting.
Forage Sorghum
With water use and rising expenses a concern, forage sorghum is a cheaper, more effective alternative for Georgia cattlemen feeding dairy cows, according to University of Georgia animal and dairy scientist John Bernard.
Fresh brown eggs from chickens raised by a Pike County, Ga., farmer. CAES News
Fresh brown eggs from chickens raised by a Pike County, Ga., farmer.
Egg Candling
Raising a flock of backyard chickens ensures that you have a steady supply of fresh eggs. But if you plan to sell those eggs, Georgia law requires the eggs be candled.
First-year honey bees from the hive of backyard beekeeper Calvin King of Albany. CAES News
First-year honey bees from the hive of backyard beekeeper Calvin King of Albany.
Beekeeping Basics
A burgeoning interest in the benefits of delicious, local honey and increased concern for pollinator health has led more and more Americans to start keeping their own bees.
Using a farm pond as a giant watering dish for cattle may be an easy way to provide livestock with water, but it's not the healthiest. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say this can spread diseases through a herd, affect the fish quality and destroy the stability of the pond's shoreline. CAES News
Using a farm pond as a giant watering dish for cattle may be an easy way to provide livestock with water, but it's not the healthiest. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say this can spread diseases through a herd, affect the fish quality and destroy the stability of the pond's shoreline.
Pond Water
Many Georgia farmers use their fish ponds as water sources for livestock. A pond located in a pasture is a convenient and dependable source of water for stock, but letting cattle have free access to a pond is not the best decision for the animals, the pond or the fish that live there.
More than 250 beekeepers converged on Young Harris Georgia in May for the 25th annual Young Harris-UGA Beekeeping Institute CAES News
More than 250 beekeepers converged on Young Harris Georgia in May for the 25th annual Young Harris-UGA Beekeeping Institute
Bee Institute Anniversary
For more than two decades, beekeepers from across the Southeast and beyond have come together each spring in the north Georgia mountains to talk bees, learn from each other and hobnob with some of the most renowned bee experts in the world.
The H5N2 strain of avian influenza doesn't hurt people, but it can hurt chickens. Backyard chicken owners can bring the disease home to their flock if they are not aware of the potential threats or signs of sick birds. CAES News
The H5N2 strain of avian influenza doesn't hurt people, but it can hurt chickens. Backyard chicken owners can bring the disease home to their flock if they are not aware of the potential threats or signs of sick birds.
Avian Influenza
The devastating virus has yet to impact Georgia’s top agricultural industry, but University of Georgia Cooperative Extension poultry scientist Casey Ritz believes it’s best if Georgia farmers are proactive in dealing with avian influenza.
Kayla Alward, a Guyton Native majoring in animal and dairy science at the University of Georgia, has won the Student Employee of the Year Award from the Southern Association of Student Employment Administrators. Alward, who won the award for dedication to the calves at the UGA Teaching Dairy, is the first UGA student to win the award. CAES News
Kayla Alward, a Guyton Native majoring in animal and dairy science at the University of Georgia, has won the Student Employee of the Year Award from the Southern Association of Student Employment Administrators. Alward, who won the award for dedication to the calves at the UGA Teaching Dairy, is the first UGA student to win the award.
Cow-sitting Superstar
Many college students become nannies during school to help ends meet, but Kayla Alward — a rising fourth-year student at the University of Georgia — prefers to cow-sit.
Georgia Urban Ag & Outdoor Expo CAES News
Georgia Urban Ag & Outdoor Expo
Ag & Outdoor Expo
The Georgia Urban Ag and Outdoor Expo seeks to educate the public on the roles that urban and traditional farming play in supplying food to a continually growing nation. To that end, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension poultry scientist Claudia Dunkley and UGA Extension agent Steve Pettis will be among the host of presenters at the event.