Piedmont Conservation District announces participation in Feral Swine District Initiative

Pictured from Left to right: Pat Hardy, Piedmont Conservation District Chairman, Ricky Yarbrough, Piedmont Conservation District Supervisor and GACD Feral Hog Committee Member, Brandon Griswell and Wesley Griswell, Hog Control Custodians  

Pictured from Left to right: Pat Hardy, Piedmont Conservation District Chairman, Ricky Yarbrough, Piedmont Conservation District Supervisor and GACD Feral Hog Committee Member, Brandon Griswell and Wesley Griswell, Hog Control Custodians  

The Piedmont Conservation District is excited to announce their participation in Georgia Association of Conservation District(GACD)’s Feral Swine District Initiative. Landowners in Morgan, Greene, Taliaferro, Putnam, Hancock, Baldwin, and Jones Counties are invited to participate in the District’s feral swine control services.

Following an Initiative spearheaded by the Brier Creek Conservation District in partnership with GACD, several Conservation Districts in Georgia have acquired feral swine control equipment and are contracting with local Hog Control Custodians to eradicate feral swine within the District.

 

Landowners and producers across the state report that the Feral Swine District Initiative has made a tremendous difference in reducing feral hog damage. Farmers who have been forced to make a decision not to plant peanuts, corn, or soybeans in some of their best soils due to feral swine damage are now considering planting these crops.

For more information about feral swine control within the Piedmont Conservation District visit www.gacd.us/feralswine , call 1-833-411-GACD or email District Program Assistant Kristi Callaway at Kristi.callaway@gacd.us .