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 5 - Mar 19 Right Bite Diabetes Cooking School Learn to prepare delicious meals and snacks to control or prevent diabetes and other diseases. During our three exciting lessons you will learn: -to choose healthier food at the store -prepare recipes lower in fat, cholesterol, sugar, and sodium -portion control. Registration fee $20. Forsyth, GA - (35.0 Miles)
Mar 17 Spring Cleaning with Green Cleaning (Monroe County Library) Why healthy? Why green? People spend an average of 90% of their time indoors. The levels of organic pollutants are higher indoors. These pollutants can trigger health problems. Come learn about these organic pollutants and how to reduce them. Included in the class will be how to make home cleaners that don't pollute indoor air and can help you save money! There will be two programs at the Monroe County Library on March 17th from 1:00 to 2:30 and April 10th from 5:30 to 7:00pm. Forsyth, GA - (35.0 Miles)
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)
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.