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The Candler County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in the following areas:  Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences.


Upcoming Events
  • Nov 15 Growing Backyard Fruit Trees Learn how to grow apples, pears, plums, peaches, and pomegranates. Pest control, pruning, fertilization, maintenance and more will be discussed to maximize your backyard fruit production. Jeffersonville, GA - (76.0 Miles)
  • Nov 16 Child Passenger Safety This class provides instruction on the importance and proper use of car seats and safety belts for children when riding in vehicles. The class is open to all parents regardless of financial status or residency. However, qualified participants (Burke County resident who is WIC, PeachCare, or Medicaid eligible) will receive a free car seat or booster seat that meets the needs of their child. Please note that there is a two seat per family limit. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Waynesboro, GA - (47.0 Miles)
  • Dec 4 Cooking for a Lifetime- Cancer Prevention Cooking School Learn how to choose and prepare foods to reduce cancer risk and discuss screening recommendations for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers. Enjoy a healthy holiday-themed meal, drawings & door prizes! (Participants who do not have health insurance may qualify for free cancer screenings.) Thomson, GA - (79.0 Miles)
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Extension News
Palmer Amaranth Management link Glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, also called pigweed, can reach heights of 7 to 10 feet. By Clint Thompson | Published: 11/14/2018
Extension Vegetable Specialist link Andre da Silva's research focus at UGA-Tifton is with fertilizer and irrigation management in vegetables. By Clint Thompson, Bryce Ethridge | Published: 11/14/2018
4-H Leadership Endowment link Georgia 4-H alumni, supporters name endowment in honor of Gov. and first lady. By Clint Thompson, Bryce Ethridge, Josh Paine | Published: 11/7/2018
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