Due to the effects of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), beginning Friday, April 3, 2020, the Bacon County Extension Office will be closed until further notice.
We will continue to work and are available for your Agriculture, Family & Consumer Sciences, or 4-H needs. We are still processing soil samples as long as the lab in Athens remains open. Water and soil sampling supplies have been placed on a cart in the hallway outside of the Extension Office door. Once you have obtained your sample, please bring back to the office and place on the bottom shelf of the cart. Payment is acceptable by means of cash or check (made payable to Bacon Co. Extension). Place payment in provided envelope, write your name and phone number on envelope, and slide underneath the Extension Office door.
All local, in-person 4-H activities are canceled until further notice. District and State events are being evaluated. 4-H Summer Camp is still planned; however, we will not be taking payments at this time.
We will continue to be here and serve Bacon County residents and will update you with more information as it becomes available.
Please call the Bacon County Extension Office at 912-282-1740 to speak with Zack Williams, Ag Agent should you have any questions, or need assistance.
For Agriculture questions/concerns, contact:
Zack Williams, Ag Agent – (912) 282-1740
Renee Holland, Area Blueberry Agent – (912) 288-3979
For 4-H questions/concerns, contact:
Becky Griffin, 4-H Agent – (912) 590-7094
Faye Miller, Program Assistant – (912) 614-3786
Gov. Kemp, University of Georgia's SBDC Provide Overview of CARES Act Funding
Through the University of Georgia’s 17 Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and Department of Community Affairs (DCA), the state has launched an information website to provide guidance on accessing a variety of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) programs.
Beginning April 6, these state partners will host a series of web-based information sessions tailored to each region of the state. In addition, SBDC will be available to assist businesses, where necessary.
Regional Webinar for Bacon County
Region 10 – Monday, April 6, 2:00 pm
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/172719492
Call-In: +1 (646) 876-9923 US
Meeting ID: 172 719 492
Contact: UGA SBDC in Albany, (229) 420-1144 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Bacon County Extension
The University of Georgia Bacon County Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture and the environment, as well as youth, families, and communities. We’re located at 203 S. Dixon Street in Alma, Georgia.
The ANR Agent helps homeowners and farmers by giving technical advice for row crops, vegetables, lawns, ornamental plants, and timber. We ship water, soil, e.coli, and plant tissue samples for our clientele. We also assist with pesticide license and GATE cards.
The 4-H Agent works with youth ages 9-19. 4-H Club meetings are held on a monthly basis for 5th and 6th graders in school and 7th through 12th grade at an afterschool club meeting, and we have an active Home School Club that meets each month. Bacon 4-H also has a Saddle Club and a SAFE Shooting Sports BB Team that are led by volunteers. Additional clubs include STEM club and Drama club led by teen leaders monthly.
See more information about our services in:
- Agriculture, gardening, and the environment
- 4-H youth development programs
- Food, health, communities, and families
Have questions or want to know more?