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The Stewart County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education. Our staff is dedicated to improving the lives of residents of Stewart County through programming in three different program areas including 4-H, Ag and Natural Resources, and Family and Consumer Sciences.

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Extension News
National Honor link Mason McClintock receives $5,000 scholarship and will serve as 4-H’s national youth spokesperson for civic engagement. By Arch D. Smith II | Published: 1/17/2019
Wood Ash link UGA specialist says that, used sparingly, wood ash can help establish a healthy pH level in garden soil. By Arch D. Smith II, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 1/17/2019
Award Winners link Tim Coolong received the Donnie H. Morris Award of Excellence in Extension. By Arch D. Smith II, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan | Published: 1/17/2019
Timber Stands link Timber stand improvement method perfect for small-acreage landowners. By Arch D. Smith II, 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 Arch D. Smith II, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan, Michael Anthony Foster, Clint Thompson | Published: 1/9/2019
Georgia Organics Conference link Annual conference is set for Feb. 8-9 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. By Arch D. Smith II, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan, Michael Anthony Foster, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson | Published: 1/2/2019
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Upcoming Events
Jan 28 Lunch & Learn: Cooking With Your Instapot Forsyth, GA - (89.0 miles) Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! The Instant Pot was one of the hottest gifts this year. Did you get one, or are you considering it? Learn how to get the most out of this great kitchen tool with Barbara Worley, UGA Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent. Ms. Worley will demonstrate how to use an Instant Pot safely and will share tips and recipes.
Feb 15 Free Egg Candling Class Hamilton, GA - (49.0 miles) If you plan to sell your eggs to individuals, or at a farmers market, an egg candling certificate from the Georgia Department of Agriculture is required. The class will last about four hours, including one hour of classroom instruction, followed by a written examination and a hands-on candling examination. Upon completion of this class, you will be mailed an egg candling certificate.
Feb 25 Lunch & Learn: Lawn Care 101 Forsyth, GA - (89.0 miles) Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! With Spring just right around the corner your lawn is about to kick it into high gear and come out of dormancy! Get ahead of the game and prepare yourself for a successful growing season by learning lawn care management strategies from Caitlin Jackson, UGA Extension Monroe County ANR Agent.
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