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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
  • Nov 15 Growing Backyard Fruit Trees Learn how to grow apples, pears, plums, peaches, and pomegranates. Pest control, pruning, fertilization, maintenance and more will be discussed to maximize your backyard fruit production. Jeffersonville, GA - (49.0 Miles)
  • Nov 16 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)
  • Dec 4 Car Seat Safety Class Telfair County Extension/4-H offers free, communitywide car seat safety classes, to equip parents and other family members with the knowledge they need to keep their children as safe as possible while traveling in a vehicle. We do have a limited number of car seats available for qualified applicants. Applications for car seats must be completed prior to taking the class. If you are interested in attending a class, please call the office at (229) 868-6489. McRae-Helena, GA - (10.0 Miles)
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Extension News
  • Palmer Amaranth Management link Glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, also called pigweed, can reach heights of 7 to 10 feet. By Clint Thompson | Published: 11/14/2018
  • Extension Vegetable Specialist link Andre da Silva's research focus at UGA-Tifton is with fertilizer and irrigation management in vegetables. By Bryce Ethridge | Published: 11/14/2018
  • 4-H Leadership Endowment link Georgia 4-H alumni, supporters name endowment in honor of Gov. and first lady. By Josh Paine | Published: 11/7/2018
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