4-H’ers aim to educate local producers in agricultural technology

Emanuel County 4-H’ers Clay Lawrence, Spencer Lawrence, Yasmin Rios, and Tate Torpy attended a 2-day conference receiving hands-on training in agricultural technology with UGA specialists and county agents on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus. They attended the training with Emanuel County Extension Agents Savannah Tanner and Jakyn Tyson and returned home equipped with knowledge to educate others on what they learned. The youth-adult team is part of the Tech Changemakers initiative of Georgia 4-H.

Tech Changemakers is a national grant program empowering youth to teach adults about technology related topics. At the training, youth were led in various activities covering agriculture related technology lessons and were also trained on how to present to and teach adult audiences. Topics covered included applications and use of drone technology, irrigation scheduling applications, pest and weed identification applications, sprayer calibration, precision soil sampling applications, and guidance aids.

Through the grant program, Emanuel County Extension will receive the different on-farm technology and equipment used by the students at the training. Along with their adult advisors, the youth will now begin working with local agricultural producers and other adult audiences to demonstrate not only how they work, but will also explain how they can be incorporated into use on the farm.

For more information on the Emanuel County 4-H, the Tech Changemakers program, or to arrange a youth-led technology session for your group, contact Emanuel County Extension by calling 478-237-1226 or visit the office located at 129 N. Anderson Drive in Swainsboro.



CLAY LAWRENCE FLIES A DRONE WITH INSTRUCTION FROM TOOMBS COUNTY AGENT JASON EDENFIELD



TATE TORPHY OPERATES AN ATV WITH A GPS GUIDANCE SYSTEM AND LEARNS FROM LISA BAXTOR, EXTENSION FORGE SPECIALIST HOW THEY ARE USED IN COMMERCIAL CROP PRODUCTION



YASMIN RIOS USES GOOGLE EARTH TO CREATE A MAP FOR GRID SOIL SAMPLING



SPENCER LAWRENCE RECEIVES TRAINING ON USING A SPOT ON SPRAYER CALIBRATOR TO CHECK THE FLOW RATE OF iINDIVIDUAL SPRAYER NOZZLES FOR MORE EFFECTIVE PESTICIDE USAGE

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