Upcoming Young Farmers Event

Announcements, Rebel's Corner

FANNIN COUNTY

YOUNG FARMERS ASSOCIATION

PRESENTS:

Basic First Aid and Agriculture Safety

Presented in Honor of National Farm Safety and Health Week

September 16, 2019

6:00pm

Fannin County Ag Facility

43 Station Ridge Blue Ridge

 

Ag Talk will be presented Anne Gibbs RN & FCHS Health Care Science Instructor along with Fannin County EMS Personnel

FCYFA Monthly Meeting will follow Ag Talk

Meal sponsored by Triple D Farms and Tractor Supply Co.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend

FCYFA members attend free of charge

Non FCYFA members we ask you pay $5.00

Questions or for Additional Information rmathews@fannin.k12.ga.us or 706-455-2545

FCYFA: August Agriculture Talk

Rebel's Corner

The Fannin County Young Farmer Association (FCYFA) held its August Agriculture Talk and monthly business meeting on August 19 at the Agriculture Center at 6:00pm. This months’ Ag Talk was titled Youth in Agriculture and was presented by four Fannin County High School FFA members Patrick Conner, Layne Epperson, Noah Hess and Emilee Thomas; three Fannin County Middle School FFA members Addison McDermott, Claire Wheeler and Ethan Conner and two Fannin County 4-H members Jayci White and Jacob Williams. The students gave presentations on what experiences they had in agriculture over the summer. The talks ranged from summer leadership camps, to summer jobs, to livestock projects. The FCYFA monthly business meeting was held after the presentations, dinner was provided and was sponsored by Uncle B’s Feed.

 

Pictured left to right bottom row Addison McDermott- FCMS FFA, Claire Wheeler-FCMS FFA, Jayci White- 4-H
Pictured left to right middle row Patrick Conner- FCHS FFA, Emilee Thomas-FCHS FFA, Jacob Williams- 4-H
Pictured left to right top row Ethan Conner –FCMS FFA, Noah Hess-FCHS FFA, Layne Epperson- FCHS FFA

Fannin County Young Farmers Association Receives a Grant

Rebel's Corner

Fannin County Young Farmers Association was awarded a $1200.00 grant from the Georgia Young Farmers Association.  The grant will be used to purchase a stage for the new agriculture facility.

Pictured above is Kenny Queen-FCYFA President and Kenny Holland- FCYFA Treasure

Fannin County Young Farmers held a Aquaponics class

Rebel's Corner

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

Fannin Young Farmers Association – How to Process Apples into Applesauce

Community, Rebel's Corner

FANNIN COUNTY
YOUNG FARMERS
ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:

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
5:30pm

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

Additional Information

rmathews@fannin.k12.ga.us or 706-455-2545

Fannin County Young Farmers Assoc. News Release

Community

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.

Fannin County Young Farmers Assoc. News Release

Community

PRESENTS:

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 rmathews@fannin.k12.ga.us or call 706-455-2545.

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

Community

Fannin County Young Farmers Association News Release

Community

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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.

Fannin County Young Farmer Association news release

Community

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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

Community

FANNIN COUNTY YOUNG FARMERS
ASSOCIATION & THE BLUE RIDGE
CATTLEMAN’S  ASSOCIATION

    PRESENTS:

    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 rmathews@fannin.k12.ga.us or 706-455-2545 by 1/8/18

Fannin County Young Farmers News Release

Rebel's Corner

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.

FCYFA News Release

Rebel's Corner

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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.

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