UGA Extension Office


January is National Radon Action Month

Radon is an odorless, tasteless gas that can cause serious health risks.  In fact, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. And it is particularly prevalent in Northeast Georgia. In fact 32.5% of households tested in Banks County have elevated levels of radon. 
Testing for radon is simple and inexpensive. UGA Extension Banks County can help you test for readon in your home.  Contact our office or go to UGA Extension's Radon Testing webpage for more information and for a test kit.

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 More

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

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