UGA Extension Office

Home

The Wilkinson County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education.

Learn more about popular services available through UGA Extension:


Upcoming Events
  • Aug 22 - Aug 24 Childcare Provider Workshop Series August 22, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Mandated Reporter Child Abuse Training Understand the critical role in protecting children from child abuse by learning the types and signs of abuse and neglect. You will also learn the expectations in Georgia for mandated reporting; the process to follow when reporting and how you can incorporate what you have learned into the policy at your child care facility. August 24, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Dare to be Messy The brain is a remarkable sensory processing machine. This workshop is designed to improve the ability of toddlers and preschoolers to play and function in their daily environments. We will explore ideas that support sensory art and positive play. A variety of sensory activities will be highlighted using hands-on participation. Macon, GA - (27.0 Miles)
  • Aug 23 Bee Education Class Join the Walton County Extension Office to learn about bees! Honey bees have been the Official State Insect of Georgia since 1975, and a subject of teaching and inquiry at the University of Georgia for decades. These marvelous insects are manageable and are used to produce honey and pollinate crops. They are practical models of biological organization and social behavior. Honey bee research at the University of Georgia addresses sustainable bee health management issues as well as more basic questions on bee pollination and foraging ecology. In all its endeavors, the UGA Honey Bee Program aims to develop research, teaching and extension initiatives that are locally responsive while globally relevant. Monroe, GA - (79.0 Miles)
  • Aug 25 Cooking for a Lifetime - Cancer Prevention Cooking School Learn about reducing risk of cancer, who should be screened for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer and how to be screened. There will be cooking demonstrations, prizes and gifts! Athens, GA - (84.0 Miles)
  • Aug 26 - Aug 27 State Land Judging Contest State Land Judging Contest Fort Valley, GA - (44.0 Miles)
See More Events keyboard_arrow_right
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.
Search other publications keyboard_arrow_right
Extension News
Grazing School 2017 link Advanced grazing school promises to get into the weeds on topics including advanced fencing systems and soil health. By Dennis Hancock | Published: 8/17/2017
Brown-eyed Susan link Brown-eyed Susan is native to most of the country and cold hardy from Texas to Minnesota. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter | Published: 8/17/2017
Drink Water link Unless you are an athlete, sports drinks are not the best choice for staying hydrated. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter, Alexis Roberts | Published: 8/17/2017
Show More News keyboard_arrow_right