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Your Cooperative Extension office, a department of Columbus Consolidated Government, provides the Columbus community with many services.

With over 1150 children enrolled in 4-H clubs, we're in 18 schools in Columbus.  4-H also works with over 250 children at Fort Benning. 4-H members highlight each year with a week of summer camp at Rock Eagle.

Our local Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program logged in 2,825 hours of service in Muscogee County for a value of $65,192.20. Those hours were spent monitoring water quality in local streams, teaching children and adults about the environment, home garden visits, and other community service projects.

Our Positive Parenting programs provide parenting support and education to over 700 families in the Columbus area.  We also provide training to 60 professional childcare providers, helping those centers provide quality care and education to many children in Columbus.

Our agents provide classes to individuals and other agencies throughout Columbus. Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program teaches families how to save money on food and how to make really good, inexpensive and quick meal for your family. Family and Consumer Sciences provides classes on living with chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.


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Extension News
  • Pollinator Habitats link Plant trees for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. By Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton | Published: 12/15/2017
  • Shady Spots link UGA experts say pollinators like flowers in shade gardens, too. By Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton, Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton | Published: 12/15/2017
  • Live Christmas Trees link Rooted trees can be used indoors for the holidays and be planted afterwards. By Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton, Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton, Paul Pugliese | Published: 12/14/2017
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