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The 2001 Agricultural Resource Management Study will enable Georgia farmers to help provide vital statistics about the economic condition of production agriculture in February and March.Farm organizations and legislators will use the information to make key decisions affecting farmers’ future.Dave Abbe, state statistician with the Georgia Agricultural Statistics Service, said the data will be collected from mid-February through the end of March.Helpful to CongressProviding an objective picture of the financial well-being of Georgia farmers, the data will be the last financial picture presented to Congress as they work on the next farm bill, Abbe said.Each farmer chosen to take part in the surveys will represent 50 to 100 fellow farmers. All data collected will be strictly confidential, as required by federal law. Only the statistical totals will be published.”Farm Production Expenditures” will be released July 18. For a copy of the finished report or other farm stats, visit the GASS Web site (www.usda.gov/nass/ga) or the national site (www.usda.gov/nass). Or call 1-800-253-4419.
One of the worse summertime jobs is cutting grass, but we do it so our kids have a safe and fun place to play. Ticks prefer tall vegetation, like uncut grass. When they feel movement and sense the presence of an animal, they drop off the grass and onto their host. Keeping your lawn short is a good way to reduce habitat for ticks. Another good way to reduce your chance of becoming a tick’s meal is to prevent access to your skin. Even though it is hot, wear pants when you are going to be in the woods or in or other prime, tick real estate. Tape or tuck in pant legs inside your boots so the ticks have no easy way of getting on you. You can also use bug repellents to help stave off ticks. Spray areas that are especially attractive to ticks like your ankle and beltline. Speaking of using repellents, make sure that your pets are covered with flea and tick control chemicals. These chemicals are safe for your pets and family, and provide excellent control. Make it a habit to look for ticks on your body and your children. If you do end up with a tick, take a pair of tweezers and remove it by the head. Then wash the bite with soap and water and write down on a calendar when you received the tick bite. This may help your doctor diagnose a disease if you become sick. Also do not forget your pets. Simply run your hands through their coats, feel for the ticks and remove them. For more information on controlling ticks, search the UGA Extension publication website at www.caes.uga.edu/publications/ or call your local agent at 1-800-ASK-UGA1. Ticks make most people squeamish.No one likes the idea of something crawling on them, and I do not know anyone who wants to be a source of food. Luckily, there are things you can do to help reduce you and your pets’ chances of having a close encounter with a tick. In many cases all you have to do is think about what an insect, or in a tick’s case an arachnid, needs to survive. All need food, water and shelter. Take away one or more of these requirements and you will solve your problem. Most tick control measures don’t involve picking up a sprayer and spraying insecticide. Spraying should be used as just one part of a control program. As a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent, I recommend chemical applications to people all the time, but sometimes it’s worth taking a step back and figuring out why you are having a problem with pests.
CHITTENDEN BANK APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENTBurlington — Chittenden Bank’s Board of Directors announcedtoday, the appointment of John W. Kelly as President and CEO of ChittendenBank. As President and CEO, Mr. Kelly will oversee all aspects ofChittenden Bank’s retail, commercial and wealth management operations.Mr. Kelly has been serving as interim president for Chittenden sinceLawrence W. DeShaw retired in April. Mr. Kelly assumes the role ofPresident and CEO immediately.Mr. Kelly began his banking career in 1973 working for The PoughkeepsieSavings Bank as the Assistant Vice President. In 1983, he joined Bank ofNew England – Old Colony as the Executive Vice President. In December of1990, Mr. Kelly joined Chittenden as the Executive Vice President incharge of Commercial Banking. He served most recently as Chief BankingOfficer from January 2003 through the present.”John is an accomplished banking professional who has over 30 years offinancial experience, ” commented Paul Perrault, Chairman of ChittendenCorporation. “We are fortunate to have John lead Chittenden in the yearsahead with his vast local financial services experience. I am confidentJohn will continue to build momentum and provide our customers with theservice that they have come to expect from Chittenden.””On behalf of Chittenden Bank’s Board of Directors, I am pleased to makethis announcement today. With John’s experience and commitment he is agreat match for Chittenden’s team of financial experts and theircustomers. Chittenden is committed to the communities of Vermont and hasbeen servicing the financial needs of Vermonters for 100 years. John hasthat same drive and commitment to continue to build an institution thatthinks about the customer and their needs first,” commented Chairman ofthe Board, Fred Bertrand.ABOUT CHITTENDEN BANKChittenden Bank is a full-service, Vermont-headquartered and managed bankproviding a wide range of financial services and products to individualsand businesses. As the largest Vermont-based bank in the state, Chittendenoffers 51 locations. To find out more about Chittenden, visit our websiteat www.chittenden.com(link is external) or call your local branch.ABOUT CHITTENDEN CORPORATIONChittenden Corporation is a bank holding company headquartered inBurlington, Vermont. Through its subsidiary banks, the Company offers abroad range of financial products and services to customers throughoutNorthern New England and Massachusetts, including deposit accounts andservices; commercial and consumer loans; insurance; and investment andtrust services to individuals, businesses and the public sector.