Fannin County Young Farmers Assoc. News Release



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 or call 706-455-2545.

A Trip to The Gardens at The Georgia Mountain Research Center in Blairsville


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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 was Dr. 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, Fetal 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.

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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.

Beef Cattle Calf Simulation, Demonstration, & Talk




    Beef Cattle Calf Simulation
                               Demonstration and Talk                             

 January 11, 2018    6:00pm

Cohutta Country Store- Blue Ridge, GA

Program will be presented by  Brent Credille, DVM, PhD, DACVIM; Assistant Professor; College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia

Meal sponsored by Blue Ridge Cattleman’s Association &  Cohutta Country Store

Anyone interested is welcome to attend

FCYFA and BRCA members attend free of charge

Non FCYFA and BRCA members we ask you pay $5.00

Please RSVP to or 706-455-2545 by 1/8/18

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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

Pictured Left To Right: Becky Ratliff and McKenzie Owenby.

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Fannin County Young Farmer Advisor Rhonda Mathews and 5 Fannin County High School Agriculture students volunteered at the Fannin County Family Connection Food Pantry on November 15. There was much work to be done and many families to serve. Students who participated were Ryan Smith, Jay Masters, Ashley Frye, Rachel Mashburn and Layne Epperson. The students agreed they would like  to volunteer again and had a great experience. - Dedicated to serve the needs of the community. Provide a source of real news-Dependable Information-Central to the growth and success of our Communities. Strive to encourage, uplift, warn, entertain, & enlighten our readers/viewers- Honest-Reliable-Informative.

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