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Farming In Full Swing, Activities Planned At Extension

Farming is on full swing in Yalobusha County.  At least that is what one thinks when cotton planting starts.  Some cotton was planted last week in the county.  Last weeks showers helped, but as dry as everything is, only a good soaking rain will help the most.

 If you get your paper on Wednesday, May 2, it is not too late to attend the Pine Tree Thinning Workshop.  This program is Thursday, May 3, 8 a.m., at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building.  Dress appropriately, as we will be going out into the woods.

Thanks to distance learning and interactive video, our office is able to offer more programs on horticulture and lawn care.      

There will be three horticulture-related programs offered through distance learning in May, which are:  May 3  – Lawn Weed Management, May 10 – Lawn Insect Control, and May 17 – Dealing with Lawn Diseases.  These programs will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 10 a.m.  If you are interested in the care of your lawn, you will want to take advantage of these programs and like most of our programs, these are free and open to the public.

If interactive video and distance learning is not your thing and you would rather see someone live and in person, then Dr. Lelia Kelly will be here on May 11 at 10 a.m. to discuss landscaping trends and techniques for 2007.  This program is sponsored by the Yalobusha County Homemakers Club and is open to the public.  

There will be a timed event horse show on Friday, May 4.  Training barrels start at 6:30 p.m. and the actual show starts at 8 p.m.  So, if you are looking for something to do, come watch the horses run at the Multipurpose Building

On May 7 and 8 most of our office staff will be working at one of our favorite charities, the Catch-A-Dream Golf Tournament and Auction.  April will be working registration both days, Christine serves as the first aid coordinator, and I work the auctions.  

Catch-A-Dream is a great program that provides youth with life threatening diseases a chance to hunt or fish.  

Pamela and our call-in secretary, Pat Rodrigue, will maintain the office.

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