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 maximzing 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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Mar 20 - Mar 21 Step Up and Lead @ Rock Eagle 4-H Center Step Up and Lead is a youth leadership conference designed and facilitated by youth development professionals for 4th-8th grade students, featuring exciting, interactive workshops that promote leadership, public speaking, teamwork, and collaboration! Schools are encouraged to register and bring student government members, club officers, or other emerging youth leaders. Eatonton, GA - (73.0 Miles)
Mar 20 2018 Southeast Georgia Master Cattleman Program Eight week cattle management course beginning January 30 - March 20, 2018 covering multiple topics including: Nutrition, Improving Reproduction, Forage, Beef Industry Economics, External Parasites, Farm Facilities & Fencing Methods, Beef Quality Assurance, Understanding the Beef We Produce, Heard Health , Diseases and Biosecurity Concerns, Sire & Female Selection, Georgia Cattleman's Update, Record Keeping and UGA Programs. Participants must attend six of the eight sessions to receive a certificate of completion and UGA Master Cattleman Cap. Alamo, GA - (90.0 Miles)
Mar 21 The Plan for Solar in Georgia: An Opportunity to Provide Your Input Georgia Tech, Emory and UGA have come together to develop a model solar zoning ordinance to provide county and city officials and other decision-makers in Georgia access to best practices and a common baseline from which to work. To ensure transparency and neutrality in developing the model ordinance, we have scheduled a series of public meetings to give all interested parties a voice in the process. We welcome your attendance at any and all of the meetings, where we will solicit your input on the draft ordinance, and discuss the opportunities, concerns, and envisioned outcomes. These meetings will also introduce the Renewable Energy Technical Assistance Program (ReTAP) a USDA funded program at the University of Georgia which provides technical assistance and education to individuals, businesses, and communities interested in deploying solar and other renewable energy projects. Atlanta, GA - (82.0 Miles)
Wheat Crop link Disease pressure and poor environmental conditions led to Georgia growers harvesting only 43 percent of planted area in 2016-17 season.
Canning Tips link Food not processed at the recommended pressure poses serious safety concerns that can lead to illness and even death.
Nematodes link Root-knot nematodes feed on cotton roots and cause swelling to develop.