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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
  • Jul 16 - Jul 21 Marine Resources Camp (6th - 8th grade) Marine Resources Camp (6th - 8th grade) at Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island Tybee Island, GA - (304.0 Miles)
  • Jul 24 - Jul 28 State 4-H Congress State 4-H Congress Atlanta, GA - (69.0 Miles)
  • Jul 25 2018 Northwest Georgia Row Crop Scouting School This program offers basic information on crop insect/disease pests and scouting procedures. This program will serve as a review for experienced scouts and producers and as an introduction to cotton/soybean pest monitoring for new scouts. Includes Sponsored Lunch and Pesticide License CEU's: 2 hours for commercial category 21 and 1 hour for private licenses. Cartersville, GA - (40.0 Miles)
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Extension News
  • NICH Meeting link Consumer horticulture group formed to spread the word about the healthfulness of plants. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 7/19/2018
  • Cotton STEM Workshop link 4-H students learn about how cotton is processed, how to sweep for insects in a field and how to take soil samples. By Clint Thompson | Published: 7/19/2018
  • Blueberry Month link Originally called 'star berries,' blueberries have a five-pointed star on one end. By Barbara Worley | Published: 7/18/2018
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