The University of Georgia Taylor County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.
Taylor County faculty and trained support staff provide educational programs as well as a number of ag testings services to the citizens of Taylor County. Our Ag agent provides unbiased, research-based info that helps clients make critical decisions. Extension recommendations focus on maximizing production and profit, while minimizing environmental impacts. Our 4-H Program Assistant creates and organizes youth educational programs including competitive events which will assist young people to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills through experiential learning. We also provide information to help citizens live healthier lives through home food preservation, and assistance with diets for seniors and diabetics.
UGA Extension operates through a unique partnership with Taylor County, the University of Georgia, the State of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Backed up by specialists and a network of resources, Extension Agents have been on the job in Georgia since 1914.
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Sep 4 - Oct 30 Columbus Master Naturalist Class The Georgia Master Naturalist is a nine week hands-on environmental education course that explores habitats and ecosystems in Georgia and human impacts on those environments. Our class will focus specifically on Central Georgia and urban ecosystems. Class will feature in-depth lectures from regional experts, kayaking in oxbow lakes, a geology hike at Providence Canyon, and other unique hands-on learning opportunities. Class size is limited. Deadline to register is August 6th. Call UGA Extension Columbus to register: 706-653-4200. Columbus, GA - (43.0 Miles)
Sep 25 Composting With Worms Learn how to turn garden waste like leaves, and food scraps into compost for your landscape. You will also learn how to make your own vermicomposting bin as well with a chance to win a worm bin for yourself. Jeffersonville, GA - (53.0 Miles)
Sep 27 Growing Flowering Bulbs Fall is a great time to plant flowering bulbs for a vibrant spring bloom next year. Learn how to properly plant and maintain flowering bulbs in your landscape regarding site selection, bulb varieties and more! Jeffersonville, GA - (53.0 Miles)
Fall Transplanting link Relocating plants from one spot to another can lead to a whole new landscape.
Fragrant Garden link Some plants can bring amazing fragrances to home landscapes, UGA agent says.
Soil Mixes link UGA expert says good vegetables begin with good soil.