Category: Farm & Home

Southwest Health District preps for Zika  

Albany, GA – Although Zika, which is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito, has not been transmitted locally in Georgia, the recent outbreak of Zika in Florida has Southwest Georgia public health experts preparing for…

For Pets’ Sake, Get Ready

By Paul Williams, DVM, GEMHSA Our pets give us unconditional love and constant companionship. Isn’t it time we did something in return for them? During National Pet Preparedness Month in June, the Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency (GEMHSA)…

DRY HOLIDAY WEATHER RAISES FIRE CONCERNS

Dry weather conditions and the upcoming July 4th holiday are prompting warnings about the possibility of wildfire in Georgia. The Georgia Forestry Commission is encouraging everyone to use extra caution when enjoying campfires, fireworks, or any type of outdoor burning. “Above normal dry…

First Joint Forest Management Meeting Held

The Worth County UGA Extension along with the Georgia Forestry Commission held our first joint Forest Management Meeting on April 7th 2016. There were 30 landowners in attendance who heard talks from Dr. David Moorehead : UGA who spoke on…

 Southern States Hosts Regional Leadership Conferences

Taking the story of the cooperative to customers in the field, management and board members of Southern States Cooperative, a Virginia-based farm supply retailer, participated in five regional leadership conferences in key cities throughout the southeast this past December.  Meetings…