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The Wheeler County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education. We are dedicated to helping people in our community find answers to questions related to the following areas:

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Upcoming Events
  • Aug 17 Child Passenger Safety This class provides instruction on the importance and proper use of car seats and safety belts for children when riding in vehicles. The class is open to all parents regardless of financial status or residency. However, qualified participants (Burke County resident who is WIC, PeachCare, or Medicaid eligible) will receive a free car seat or booster seat that meets the needs of their child. Please note that there is a two seat per family limit. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Waynesboro, GA - (82.0 Miles)
  • Aug 18 Saturday @ the Rock: Basics of Water Bath Canning The Basics of Water Bath Canning August 18th, 2018 Time: 9:30-11:30am Cost: $7 Age: 11 and Up Max: 30 Participants Research- based canning and safe food preservation methods. Why limit fresh fruits and vegetables to spring and summer when you could have fresh food straight from the garden all year long? Learning how to can and preserve food properly guarantees healthy, nutritious food year-round for the entire family. Join us as we learn about food preservation from an expert! Eatonton, GA - (89.0 Miles)
  • Aug 21 - Aug 22 Manager ServSafe Training Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Americus, GA - (88.0 Miles)
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Extension News
  • Garden Promotion link Events bring people into community gardens and encourage involvement. By Becky Griffin | Published: 7/16/2018
  • 40 Under 40 link Curry has participated in UGA blueberry research trials while serving as Appling County Agriculture and Natural Resources agent. By Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan | Published: 7/13/2018
  • 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. By Clint Thompson | Published: 7/10/2018
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