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UGA Extension Whitfield County

104 S. Thornton Ave.

P.O. Box 1385

Dalton, GA 30720

(706)-278-8207

uge1313@uga.edu 

 

Office Hours

Monday-Friday

8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm -5:00 pm 



How may UGA Extension in Whitfield County assist you?

We have three different program areas:

  1. Agriculture & Natural Resources
  2. Family and Consumer Sciences/The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
  3. 4-H Youth Development

Through these programs, we bring reliable information to the Dalton-Whitfield Community with University of Georgia research-based information.

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Diagnostic Services available:

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  • Soil Testing                                                                           
  • Water Testing                                                        
  • Insect Identification                                                           
  •  Forage/Hay Testing                                                                         
  • Plant Tissue Diagnostics
  • Weed Identification

Educational Programs

  • Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program (MGEV)
  • Livestock Exhibiters

For additional information, please contact Dr. Roger Gates at 706-278-8207 or roger.gates@uga.edu.

 

Family and Consumer Sciences/EFNEP

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) offers information on how healthy habits that can fit your budget. Available programs:

  • EFNEP Food Talk Program
  • Nutrition
  • Food Preparations
  • Walk Georgia

For additional information, please contact Brooke Walker at 706-278-8207 or brooke1@uga.edu.

 

4-H Youth Development

Our Mission

To assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished, through "hands on" learning experiences. As a program of UGA Extension, 4-H is part of the nationwide Extension network. Available programs:

  • County/District Judging TeamsImage result for 4-h
  • Project Achievement
  • In-School Programs (5th-12th Grade)
  • Community Service
  • Local Day Camps & 4-H Summer Camps
  • District & State Conferences
  • Out of School Programs-SLAM
  • Leadership Training Programs

For additional information, please contact Kandi Edwards at 706-278-8207 or kandi@uga.edu.

Be on the lookout for the following upcoming programs coming in 2018: 2018 Summer Day Camps, 4-H Financial Literacy Conference, and 2018 Northwest Georgia Master Cattleman Program. For regular information on Extension programs, bookmark www.ugaextension.org/whitfield or contact the UGA Extension office in Whitfield County at 706-278-8207.




Upcoming Events
  • Jan 18 - Jan 19 GA 4-H Indoor Archery Match GA 4-H Indoor Archery Match Perry, GA - (177.0 Miles)
  • Jan 22 ServSafe® Employee Food Safety Training One day food safety class for food service employees. Please note that this class does not meet the certification requirements for food service managers in Georgia. Waynesboro, GA - (206.0 Miles)
  • Jan 22 Walk A Weigh Research based lessons for weight loss and chronic disease prevention, offered by UGA Extension for all UGA employees Learn how to change your eating and physical activity habits to lose weight Class schedule – January 22 – April 16 (No class March 12) North campus: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, with optional walk till 1 pm, Training and Development Building REGISTRATION is required for this FREE program. Go to hr.uga.edu/training and follow the link to register! The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran, Disability Institution. If you are an individual with a disability who may require assistance or accommodation in order to participate in or receive the benefit of a service, program, or activity of UGA, or if you desire more information, please contact us. Athens, GA - (107.0 Miles)
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Extension News
  • National Honor link Mason McClintock receives $5,000 scholarship and will serve as 4-H’s national youth spokesperson for civic engagement. By Arch D. Smith II | Published: 1/17/2019
  • VITA Program link Free tax help available to eldery, disabled and low-income Georgians. By Ellen Hallman | Published: 1/17/2019
  • Wood Ash link UGA specialist says that, used sparingly, wood ash can help establish a healthy pH level in garden soil. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 1/17/2019
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