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The Coweta County Extension Office will be closed on Monday January 21st, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.  We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday 1/22/19

Welcome to UGA Extension Coweta County!

UGA Extension Coweta County is a partnership of The University of Georgia, Coweta County Government, Fort Valley State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  It exists to serve all the people of Coweta County in 3 different program areas. You will find more information on these program areas by clicking the links below. 

Mission

Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Goergia Citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and family.

Main Areas

Agriculture & Natural Resources

4-H Youth Development

Family & Consumer Sciences


Exciting News


Master Gardener Extension Volunteers' Scholarship Opportunity

The Coweta County MGEV's will be awarding a $1500 scholarship to a student who wish to pursue or are pursuing a degree in horticulture, agriculture, environment science or related field. If your one of those students we would love for you to apply.

Applications much be received no later than March 15, 2019

To apply please complete the Scholarship Application and return with supporting documentation.

 


UGA Extension Master Gardners Volunteer Program
Upcoming Events In Georgia
Jan 22 GrassMasters Part 1 - Monroe County Forsyth, GA - (59.0 miles) The GrassMasters Program is seven part program that offers background information to forage and hay production newcomers, and new techniques and tips to seasoned farmers who want to try something new this spring. The course will focus on the forages proven best for middle Georgia and strategies for grazing, maintaining soil fertility and health, and managing pests. Members of the UGA Forage Team and U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service staff members will teach all of the classes. Class one is "Introduction to Forages" The cost for all seven parts of GrassMasters is $25, and the course is open to anyone interested in improving his or her knowledge of pastureland health or forage and hay production. Seating is limited, so interested farmers and landowners are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Additional class dates: -January 24 -January 29 -January 31 -February 5 -February 7 -February 12
Jan 24 The Ins and Outs of Diabetes Sandersville, GA - (118.0 miles) A valuable class to learn more about living with Diabetes.
Jan 24 GrassMasters Part 2 - Monroe County Forsyth, GA - (59.0 miles) The GrassMasters Program is seven part program that offers background information to forage and hay production newcomers, and new techniques and tips to seasoned farmers who want to try something new this spring. The course will focus on the forages proven best for middle Georgia and strategies for grazing, maintaining soil fertility and health, and managing pests. Members of the UGA Forage Team and U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service staff members will teach all of the classes. Class two is "Fertilization of Perennial Grass" The cost for all seven parts of GrassMasters is $25, and the course is open to anyone interested in improving his or her knowledge of pastureland health or forage and hay production. Seating is limited, so interested farmers and landowners are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Additional class dates: -January 29 -January 31 -February 5 -February 7 -February 12
Jan 25 Green Cleaning Sandersville, GA - (118.0 miles) A valuable class to learn more about home maintenance and protecting it by making your own cleaning products.
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Extension News
Wood Ash link UGA specialist says that, used sparingly, wood ash can help establish a healthy pH level in garden soil. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 1/17/2019
Award Winners link Tim Coolong received the Donnie H. Morris Award of Excellence in Extension. By Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan | Published: 1/17/2019
Timber Stands link Timber stand improvement method perfect for small-acreage landowners. By Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan, Michael Anthony Foster | Published: 1/15/2019
New Pecan Cultivar link Scab disease, which thrives in wet, humid conditions, can infect the nut in the early stages of development and cause the pecan to fall off. By Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan, Michael Anthony Foster, Clint Thompson | Published: 1/9/2019
Mold Removal link As flood waters recede, cleanup begins. By Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan, Michael Anthony Foster, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 1/9/2019
2018 Weather link Last year's weather reduced fruit yields, delayed planting and blew down pecans, cotton and timber By Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan, Michael Anthony Foster, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Pam Knox | Published: 1/3/2019
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