The Fannin County Young Farmers Association held a Aquaponics class on September 20 at 6:00pm at the Fannin County Ag Facility on Windy Ridge Road. The meal was sponsored by Fannin County Farm Bureau. Andrew Rodgers from USA Aqua was the guest speaker, participants were instructed on the basics of aquaponics.
Pictured Andrew Rodgers
How to Process Apples into Applesauce-
Take Home a Jar of Applesauce
Other information on home canning and use of the
cannery will be presented
October 11, 2018
Blue Ridge Cannery
811 Summit Street
Apples donated by Payne’s Apple Orchard
Anyone interested is welcome to attend
FCYFA members attend free of charge
Non FCYFA members we ask you pay $5.00
Please RSVP space is limited also Questions or For
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The Fannin County Young Farmers Association held their monthly Ag Talk and Meeting on July 16 at the Fannin County High School Agriculture Classroom at 12:00pm. The event began with President, Kenny Queen calling the meeting to order, Lunch was served and was sponsored by the Chestatee- Chattahoochee Resource Conservation and Development Council. Dan Wallace and Gary Hankins from the USDA-NRCS office in Athens presented the Ag Talk. The demonstration was a rainfall simulator on real life field samples which gave an insight into the health of soil and showed how management effects the soil health. Soil health on cropland and pasture determine water quality and erosion, and ultimately a farm’s bottom line. Doug Towery from the USDA-NRCS in Blairsville assisted with the program.
The talk was followed by a business meeting. The next Ag Talk and meeting will be held on August 20th at 6pm.
A Trip to
The Georgia Mountain Research Center in Blairsville
195 GA Mtn. Experiment Station Rd., Blairsville, GA 30512
For A Backyard Milk Goats Seminar
July 18, 10am – 12pm
We will leave from Fannin County High School at 9:00am if you would like to follow or ride.
The presentation will be by Pamela Barry, owner of Hidden Creek Farm, USDA Certified Grade A Goat Dairy and “Gucci,” Senior LaMancha dairy doe. Everything you need to know about the care and milking of dairy goats and the delicious and nutritious dairy products your family can enjoy by raising goats on a small scale. Milking and cheese making demo. GMRE Center auditorium and grounds.
Anyone interested is welcome to attend
Questions or For Additional Information or to Reserve a Seat email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-455-2545.
The Fannin County Young Farmers Association held their monthly meeting and agriculture talk on Dec. 18, 2017, at noon at the Feed Fannin Farm House at the Fannin County School System property on Ada Street. Twenty-four were in attendance. The meal was sponsored by Fannin County Farm Bureau, Circle J Steakhouse, and Wendy’s of Blue Ridge. The program focused on updates in taxes, insurance, and property appraisals in the agricultural industry. Speakers were Dawn Cochran, of the Fannin County Property Appraisers office, Charlie Edmondson, of State Farm Insurance, and Stephanie Ingle, representing Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. Association business was led by President Kenny Queen and discussed, and the meeting was adjourned at 1:45 p.m. The January meeting and talk will be held Jan. 15 at the Veranda at Cucina Rustica at noon. Mark Lee, owner of RC Drones sales and service will lead the presentation on The Use of Drones in Agriculture.
Fannin County Young Farmers Association fresh wreath and swag class was held at Fannin County High School on November 30 at 6:00pm. There were 45 participants that were instructed on how to make fresh wreaths and swags. The Fannin Sentinel sponsored the refreshments. N and N Florist, Silks for Less, Floral Creations, and Young Farmers members donated the supplies. Becky Howard, Katherine Dyer , Rhonda Mathews, and Cherie White instructed the class. FFA members Zachary Franklin, Layne Epperson, Lucas Patterson, Brooke Crowder, Bretton Williams, and Tayelor Long assisted. This workshop will be scheduled again next year, with the deadline to register the Friday before Thanksgiving.
Pictured Left To Right: Courtney Crump, Cassidy Rymer, Julie Locke, Kelly Locke, Kayla Allen, Candace Newton
The Fannin County Young Farmers Association and The Blue Ridge Mountain Cattleman’s Association help a joint function on January 11 at 6pm at Cohutta Country Store. A meal was served and was sponsored by BRM Cattleman’s Association and Cohutta Country Store. Guest speaker wasFetal dystocia is abnormal fetal size or position resulting in difficult delivery. Dr. Credille also brought a calving simulator to demonstrate to the group how to properly deliver a calf if the cow is unable to deliver on her own. Anyone who wanted to try to deliver the calf was able to give it a try. Pictured is Tayelor Long and Dr. Credille. 65 people were in attendance.Brent Credille, DVM, PhD, DACVIM; Assistant Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia . He spoke to the group about DYSTOCIA MANAGEMENT IN BEEF CATTLE,