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It's no secret the importance of the Georgia Forage Industry, as the state's four million acres are responsible for feeding livestock and producing high quality hay. However, as John Holcomb of the Georgia Farm Monitor reports, the past couple of years have been challenging for forage producers, and this year, may not be any different.
Holcomb talks extensively with Dr. Lisa Baxter, Crop and Soil Sciences Assistant Professor and Extension Forage Agronomist, about these challenges.
Social media can be more than catching up with old friends and checking up on distant family. For Lisa Baxter [CRSS faculty member] at the University of Georgia Tifton campus, social media is a creative outlet to spread extension news in unconventional ways.
Ditching the typical bulletins and flyers, Baxter has created a spokesperson to share information by utilizing one of the most classic creative building blocks around, a Lego minifigure. She shares some of her inspiration behind the idea during a Q&A session with Progressive Forage magazine.
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