Making A Difference in Our County
We're working hard for the citizens we serve. Here are some examples of successful projects from the past year:
4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
In 2016, Treutlen County had 30 4-H members attend and compete in 4-H Project Achievement. This activity helps students develop public-speaking skills and gain knowledge that can be used in future endeavors. Students choose a topic of interest and develop a speech and visuals to present information on their topic. Many students are able to learn about new things while having fun as they attend Project Achievement competition at the district level. Through 4-H camping programs, youth are able to meet new people, learn life skills and have fun while exploring this great state. Last year, 37 Treutlen County 4-H members attended 4-H camp. Our office has assisted Treutlen County residents, either in person, by phone or email, with answers to agriculture-related questions from agents in surrounding counties or our state specialists.
AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Treutlen County currently does not have a UGA Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent based in the county Extension office. We offer soil, water and numerous other plant tissue sampling through our office. Last year, we processed 324 soil samples, nine plant tissue samples, seven water samples and nine feed and forage samples. We provided residents with a wide variety of free UGA Extension publications related to an array of agricultural and natural resource-related topics.
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES
Although Treutlen County Extension does not have a Family and Consumer Sciences agent based in its office, we still strive to assist local residents with their questions. Common questions asked are in regard to food safety, food preservation, dealing with mold and mildew, healthy meal planning, family budgeting and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) materials. These topics and more are answered through a wide variety of free UGA Extension publications available at the county office or through phone conferences with Family and Consumer Sciences Extension agents in surrounding counties. Often, neighboring agents are conducting programming that our county residents are welcome to attend, and we can provide information on registration.