As reported in The Columbia News 62 years ago on Thursday, July 25, 1940:
Kudzu Good for Hay
Making hay while the sun shines is now problem for farmers with kudzu to mow for hay, according to County Agent E. H. Jackson and work unit technician Gerald M. Carter of the Little River Soil Conservation District in Columbia County.
The reason for this is that kudzu can be mowed any time the sun shines, from early summer to late fall. Other hay crops must be mowed at a certain stage of growth. If it happens to be rainy weather then sometimes the crop is lost.
Kudzu is usually cut once a year but if it produces a heavy stand, it can be mowed twice. Farmers who expect to make two cuttings, usually make the first one in July.
Hunting licenses go on sale
Requests for 1940 hunting licenses coming to the Department of Revenue last week reminded wildlife enthusiasts that the squirrel season will open August 1, in 18 North Georgia counties. This is too early, and is against the laws of nature, as many nestlings will be the target of stinging lead pellets, but legislative action set the dates and until there is change in seasons by similar action, squirrels must bear the consequences.
However, Charlie Elliott, director of the Wildlife Division, is appealing to hunters to curb their enthusiasm and "go light on the squirrels."Wildlife rangers have been instructed to carefully check the licenses and bags of all early season hunters.
Columbians at Athens for 4-H Club Contests
Marion Price, home demonstration agent for Columbia County took a group of girls from the county last week to the Extension District contests in 4-H Club work. This was held at the University of Georgia College of Agriculture at Athens from Monday through Wednesday.
Since there are only four extension districts in the entire state, to be representative to the district in quite an honor to all 4H clubbers.
The young ladies going from this county with Price are Helen Partridge of Leah, Faye Allen of Evans, Ellinor Dozier of Winfield, and Daisy Shepherd of Harlem.
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