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

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Upcoming Events
  • Jan 25 - Jan 26 State 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Teams of either four or five members from one county compete in a game show type format and answer questions related to equine subject matter. Play consists of double elimination tournament style matches where two teams compete at a time. Members of the winning senior division team become master 4-H’ers and go on to compete at a designated national competition. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/quiz-bowl/ Madison, GA - (36.0 Miles)
  • Jan 27 Landscape Irrigation Workshop Learn how Georgia’s emerging seasonal rainfall patterns impact landscapes and about water management methods that promote soil and water conservation. Plants need water, but knowing where, when and how much to water is crucial to maintaining healthy landscapes. We will review common plant health issues caused by misplaced or poorly timed irrigation and will discuss how these issues can be avoided. This presentation is intended to guide landscape professionals and property owners in efficient practices of irrigation, describe water regulations, and introduce simple irrigation system components, including a functioning display model. *Pesticide Applicator Licensees Re-certification Credits available - Cat 24 (4 hrs) & Cat 10 (3 hrs) Georgia Certified Landscape Professional continuing education units - 4 credits Athens, GA - (56.0 Miles)
  • Jan 29 - Jan 30 ServSafe 2-day Training University of Georgia Cooperative Extension/Henry County provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office. McDonough, GA - (13.0 Miles)
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Extension News
  • Covington 4-H'er Honored Covington 4-H'er Honored Lavendar Harris creates programs to share STEM with younger 4-H'ers. By Cristina deRevere | Published: 1/17/2020
  • Tomato Ancestry Tomato Ancestry Today's tomatoes are the result of two seperate domestication events. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 1/8/2020
  • Wintergreen 2020 Wintergreen 2020 Wintergreen Horticultural Trade Show and Conference will be held Jan. 21-23. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 1/11/2020
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