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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
  • Oct 22 Get Ready for the Holidays with a Reversible Apron If you would like to learn how to sew and use a basic sewing machine, then this class is for you! Join us for a two day hands on sewing class to learn how make a reversible apron by cutting your pattern and using a sewing machine. Sandersville, GA - (173.0 Miles)
  • Oct 23 - Oct 24 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training This training program certifies food handlers and managers in restaurants, schools, hospitals, nursing home cafeterias, and other food service businesses to prevent causing or spreading foodborne illness. The ServSafe® Program is a recognized food safety sanitation course developed by The Educational Foundation of The National Restaurant Association. Jesup, GA - (281.0 Miles)
  • Oct 23 - Oct 24 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam UGA Fulton County Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office. Atlanta, GA - (66.0 Miles)
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