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Cooperative Extension is an outreach branch of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Family and Consumer Sciences and Georgia 4-H.  Our office serves the residents of Gordon County with unbiased, research-based education in the areas of agriculture, natural resources, family development, housing/home environment, and youth development.

 


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Extension News
  • Bat Week link Bats have an important role to play in Georgia's ecosystem. By Sage Barnard | Published: 10/19/2018
  • Ag Disaster Meeting link Hurricane Michael caused more than $2 billion losses to Georgia agriculture, the state's No. 1 industry. By Clint Thompson | Published: 10/19/2018
  • Georgia Peanut Crop link Storm dealt devastating blow to local buying points and peanut shellers in parts of South Georgia. By Clint Thompson | Published: 10/19/2018
  • Hurricane Michael Totals link Harvest-season hurricane's impact will be deep and long lasting. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 10/18/2018
  • Georgia Cotton Crop link UGA Extension reports as high as 80 to 90 percent losses in some fields. By Clint Thompson | Published: 10/18/2018
  • Vegetable Damage link Poised for harvest, many southwest Georgia vegetable growers lost their crop to Michael's high winds. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 10/17/2018
  • Sunbelt Expo link President Morehead voices support for south Georgia farmers who are recovering from storm. By Clint Thompson | Published: 10/16/2018
  • Georgia's Pecan Crop link Georgia pecan farmers coping with devastating impact from Hurricane Michael. By Clint Thompson | Published: 10/16/2018
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Upcoming Events
  • Oct 23 2018 Northwest Georgia Master Cattleman Program The Master Cattlemen's Program delivers practical, science-based production management ideas to Georgia beef producers. UGA Extension Agents work with industry experts to deliver classes on topics such as nutrition, facilities, forages, economics, marketing, foreign animal diseases, agro-terrorism, general herd health, external parasites, reproduction, Beef Quality Assurance, sire selection, record keeping and Georgia Cattlemen's Association goals. Materials are intended to help Georgia beef producers be more profitable and sustainable. Participants meet one night a week for eight weeks. Attendees learn and discuss current issues, meet industry experts, and network with area producers. The program is held in the fall and winter each year, and rotates among the four regions of Georgia. Paid registration before August 17 entitles participant to free forage test. Participants can receive 1 credit for Private Pesticide Applicator re-certification of 2 credits for Commercial re-certification (Category 21). Dalton, GA - (20.0 Miles)
  • Nov 13 Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Contest - Conyers Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Contest - Conyers Conyers, GA - (79.0 Miles)
  • Nov 13 Nutrition Class Learn how to eat healthy without spending a lot of money, the importance of having a grocery list, what it means to eat healthy foods, portion control to prevent weight gain, and more. Ellijay, GA - (28.0 Miles)
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