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County Extension

  • Agriculture

        The UT-TSU Extension Office, Morgan County staff is pleased to announce the hiring of Lora Borja, to fill the position of Family and Consumer Sciences Agent.
        Borja, comes to Morgan County from the UT-TSU Extension Office in Scott County, where she served at the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent for almost three years, and was acting County Director for fourteen months. While employed with UT Extension, she has conducted both adult and youth programs, to include 4-H in the classroom.

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        4-Hers from across the sub-region brought their A game to Jamestown, to demonstrate their knowledge of their project area. One fourth grade and one fifth grade participant from each county are selected in each program area, of which there are 27. These projects may include anything from beef to computers and technology.
        The 4-Hers selected to represent Morgan County were based on their demonstrations or interactive exhibits they had presented in the classroom in February.

  • Agriculture

        The Morgan County 4-H Archery club competed in the Tennessee State 4-H Archery Jamboree in Cookeville this past weekend. The team, which consists of nine 4-H members throughout the county from grades 4-10, arrived eagerly on Friday evening, March 23, to practice at the Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion.   On Saturday, the show had begun.

  • Agriculture

        4-H Wildlife Judging is underway. Any students attending grades 5-12 are encouraged to contact the extension office at 423-346-3000 to learn more.
     

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        It’s also that time of year to be picking out the calves and lambs that you want to show during the summer months.  Any interested families are encouraged to contact the extension office for more information or assistance.  Lambs and calves need to be owned (or leased) and under the care of the child who wishes to show them no later than May 20.   
     

  • Agriculture

    By John Taylor – UT Extension Agent

        My name is John Taylor and I am the new UT 4-H, agriculture and natural resources extension agent here in Morgan County.
        Since Aug. 1, I have been working hard to improve our 4-H Youth Development Program. By now I have met with nearly all 4-H clubs in 4th-8th grades throughout the county.

  • Agriculture

    By Jenni Goodrich – TSU Ag. Extension Agent

        As we move into the cooler seasons, it’s a good idea to take notice of the grasses that we have in our fields. Some of the grasses that we see in our area that are great for warm season grazing, like our sorghum grasses, can cause some big troubles when they get stressed, as happens when the first big frost hits. Sorghum type grasses, including Johnson grass, will cause a condition called prussic acid poisoning.

  • Agriculture

    By JOHN TAYLOR – UT Extension Agent

        UT-TSU Extension in Morgan County is our local outreach branch of both of Tennessee’s Land Grant Universities; the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and Tennessee State University. We provide research based solutions and information to the citizens of Morgan County in the areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, Community Resource Development and 4-H Youth Development.

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    By Jenni Goodrich – TSU Ag. Extension Agent

        As the weather turns cooler we are getting more and more questions about boxelder bugs and stink bugs that want to set up residence in our homes.  

  • Agriculture

    Dec. 5: County 4-H Public Speaking Competition. 5:40 p.m.-until complete, Location: Liberty Baptist Church
    Jan. 24: County 4-H Chick Chain meeting. 6-7 p.m., Location: Morgan County Courthouse
    Feb. 22: Multi-County 4-H Public Speaking Competition. Time and location: TBA