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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Jul 18 - Jul 20 Young Farmer's Academy Want to hone your agricultural skills and learn all about Georgia's industry. We'll hear from farmers, tour local farms and even a research facility in Tifton. Cost: $50 // Ages: 5th - 10th grade // Meals: included Roberta, GA - (13.0 Miles)
Jul 24 Water Bath Canning: A hands-on learning experience Learn to can your own fresh foods with no additives or artificial preservatives in this unique, hands-on water bath canning workshop. As part of our lesson, we'll be preparing and canning pepper jelly to take home. You don't even need to have a garden to benefit––you can do this at home by purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables from the local Farmers Market. This workshop is great for the seasoned canner and beginners. $40 includes hands-on instruction, recipes, and a jar of homemade pepper jelly. Madison, GA - (84.0 Miles)
Jul 26 Fair Practice Fair Books are out and we need to practice! Bring your supplies and we'll have some too - we can practice or build our fair projects! Cost: FREE // Ages: 4th - 12th grade // Meals: included Roberta, GA - (13.0 Miles)
Garden Promotion link Events bring people into community gardens and encourage involvement.
40 Under 40 link Curry has participated in UGA blueberry research trials while serving as Appling County Agriculture and Natural Resources agent.
Dutta Honored link Tifton-based scientist will be honored at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Dec. 4.