Welcome to MGCA
Pam Knox, Director of our Weather Network, has shared a great deal of information through direct emails or through her Climate and Agriculture Blog (https://site.extension.uga.edu/climate/ ). She also has an upcoming drought webinar next week, Thu, Oct 10, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3862877220399463692.
The U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) is a map that shows the location and intensity of drought across the country. The data is updated each Tuesday and released on Thursday.
In order for the LFP (Livestock Forage Program) to trigger, a county must have one of these two things happen.
1. The county must be a D2 (Sever Drought) for 8 consecutive weeks.
2. The county must hit D3 (Extreme Drought) status at any point.
At the moment all 9 counties that our FSA (Farm Service Agency) covers are listed at D2. This includes Upson and Lamar counties.
Right now extension agents and FSA employees are strongly encouraging producers and individuals to report to the Drought Monitor. We ourselves have been reporting in multiple systems since before the drought began.
How to report to the drought monitor:
1. Go to the linkhttps://www.drought.gov/drought/states/georgia
2. Click “Report Your Drought Impacts”
3. Fill out the report, adding pictures and detail of the conditions you are encountering
4. Submit your report
If individuals don’t report over what is happening on their individual properties/farms/homestead, no one can know what they are experiencing.
If you do not report, they do not know!
BEEF CATTLE 101
Educational Workshop Series
August 2019—June 2020
Occurs third Thursday each month (except December)
Beginning August 15, 2019 from 3pm to 5:30pm
Barnesville – Lamar County Library
401 Thomaston St., Barnesville, GA 30204