UGA Extension Banks County links the resources of the University of Georgia and Banks County to provide educational programs, information, and assistance to the citizens of Banks County. UGA Extension Banks County helps the citizens of Banks County by addressing the following initiatives:
- Family and Economic Well-Being
- Conservation and Management of Natural Resources
- Agriculture Programming and Research Opportunities
- Improving Nutrition, Diet and Health
- Revitalizing Rural America
- Water Quality
- Youth Leadership
- 4-H Youth Development Program
- Service Learning/Citizenship
If you'd like to learn about building a safer environment for your children or protecting the environment we all share, avoiding chronic diseases like diabetes with healthy food or training food handlers in your cafeteria, the University of Georgia Extension program is the place to start.
Learning for Life is the goal of the department which, in turn, helps citizens make informed decisions with research based non-biased information. Just call 1-800-ASK-UGA1 (275-8421) from anywhere in Georgia. You'll be automatically connected to the UGA Extension office in that county.
UGA Extension Banks County
413 Evans Street
P.O. Box 157
Homer, GA 30547
Phone: (706) 677-6230
Fax: (706) 677-6233
Hannah Cordell PayneSupport Banks County Administrative Assistant Hannah.Cordell@uga.edu706-677-6230
Macy Glenn4-H Youth Banks County Extension 4-H Agent Macy.Dalton@uga.edu706-677-6233
Zachary MccannAgriculture & Natural Resources County Extension Agent email@example.com
Susie Burton MedinaFamily and Consumer Sciences County Extension Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah Wooten4-H Youth AmeriCorps Member Hannah.Wooten@uga.edu706-677-6230
Jun 6 Integrated Pest Management webinar Interested in sustainable pest management in your garden or farm? Join UGA Extension Fulton County and AgLanta in this webinar to learn about Integrated Pest Management – a multi-pronged, resilient approach to managing insect pests. Free, zoom registration required
- Virtual Event
Jun 7 Hands-On Drip Irrigation Workshop The UGA Clarke County Extension office, Athens Land Trust, and Athens Clarke County Water Conservation Office are teaming up to provide a workshop covering topics including Why homeowners should use drip irrigation The basic components of a drip irrigation system Hands-on drip irrigation demonstrations and practice
- Bogart, GA - (31.0 Miles)
Jun 8 Honey Bee Removal Class with GDA This class is the first part of the process for someone interested in removal of honey bees from structures. RSVP is required. Please understand that this is not required of everyone that is capturing a swarm. It is required when structures are involved. Please reach out if you would like clarifications. Honey Bee Removal Training will be hosted at the Jackson County Extension Office (255 Curtis H. Spence Drive, Jefferson, GA, 30549). This training will be focused on Honey Bee professionals interested in being Georgia Department of Agriculture Certified in the removal of Honey Bees in structures (homes, businesses, schools, etc.). The course will take place on June 8, 2023 (8am-12pm;1pm-5pm). The cost will be $10 (which includes snacks and drinks). RSVP is required. Please call: (706) 367-6344 or email: email@example.com to register.
- Jefferson, GA - (19.0 Miles)
Jun 8 Honey Bee Removal and Control Workshop Program offered for industry professionals to become certified through the Georgia Department of Agriculture for removing honey bees from structures. After attending this 8 hour training, individuals must pass a written exam, sign a sworn affidavit describing at least three bee removal jobs previously performed, and pay an operator certification fee. Effective 1 January 2023, companies and individuals providing honey bee control and removal services from structures in the State of Georgia must be certified and licensed under rules amended in 2021 under the Georgia Structural Pest Control Act. Fact Sheet https://agr.georgia.gov/sites/default/files/documents/pest-control/notice-21-03-honeybee-removal-fact-sheet.pdf Honey Bee Control & Removal Manual. https://agr.georgia.gov/sites/default/files/documents/pest-control/HBR-Manual.pdf
- Clarkesville, GA - (24.0 Miles)
Jun 8 Honey Bee Structural Removal Training Program offered for industry professionals to become certified through the Georgia Department of Agriculture for removing honey bees from structures. After attending this 8 hour training, individuals must pass a written exam, sign a sworn affidavit describing at least three bee removal jobs previously performed, and pay an operator certification fee. Effective 1 January 2023, companies and individuals providing honey bee control and removal services from structures in the State of Georgia must be certified and licensed under rules amended in 2021 under the Georgia Structural Pest Control Act.
- Bogart, GA - (31.0 Miles)