UGA Extension Office


The Wilcox 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
  • Sep 23 Farm & Family Day 2017 Take a break from the hustle and bustle to come and spend a day in beautiful Twiggs County, GA! There will be Food, Fun, Farms, & Family at our event that will feature farm tours, giveaways, food vendors, and free live performances! You can find out more information about this event at our Facebook event page listed below. To go on a farm tour REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register please call our office to register for a farm tour spot. Jeffersonville, GA - (51.0 Miles)
  • Oct 3 - Oct 4 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam 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. Lakeland, GA - (66.0 Miles)
  • Oct 4 Cancer Prevention Cooking School UGA- Dougherty County Extension, The American Cancer Society, and the Department of Public Health 8.2 Breast Test and More Program are again partnering to bring this informative and tasty cooking school to Dougherty County. Our target audience is women between the ages of 21 and 64 and currently uninsured. The program will culminate with vouchers given for free mammograms to participants who fit this demographic. The cooking school will include a presentation on cancer prevention, food demonstration and taste testing, a free recipe book, and drawings for two $25 gift cards. Pre-registration is required so please call us at 229-436-7216 to register. Please help us get the word out to any ladies you know between the ages of 21 and 64 that are uninsured and in need of these medical services. Albany, GA - (48.0 Miles)
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Extension News
Turf Team link Turf scientists at UGA move into new, state-of-the-art labs and greenhouses. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 9/22/2017
Farm Tour link From Georgia-grown trees to gallons of milk, UGA's 2017 Farm Tour highlights diversity in northeastern Georgia agriculture. By Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon | Published: 9/20/2017
Deodar Cedar link 'Patti Faye' steals hearts with its blue needles and horizontal branching habit. By Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Norman Winter | Published: 9/20/2017
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Extension Publications
  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
  • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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