UGA Extension Office


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Update

UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

COVID-19 Resources

Take the 2020 Census

Due to COVID-19, the schedule for the census self-response has been extended to October 31. Complete it today by mail, telephone or online.

2020 Census Information

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Candler County Cooperative Extension office is currently closed to the public until further notice. However, our agents and staff continue to work remotely to provide the community with resources needed to navigate these unprecedented times. We continue to translate the science of everyday living for families, farmers, and communities to foster a healthy and prosperous Georgia. 

We can be reached via email at (Kate-general office questions, soil samples); (County Coordinator/4-H); (FACS, COVID 19)

Check out our Facebook page for updates and COVID-19 related materials:

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About Us

The Candler County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in the following areas:  Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences.


Upcoming Events
  • Jul 17 - Jul 18 CANCELLED - Child Passenger Safety This class provides instruction on the importance and proper use of car seats and safety belts for children when riding in vehicles. The class is open to all parents regardless of financial status or residency. However, qualified participants (Burke County resident who is WIC, PeachCare, or Medicaid eligible) will receive a free car seat or booster seat that meets the needs of their child. Please note that there is a two seat per family limit. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Waynesboro, GA - (47.0 Miles)
  • Jul 28 POSTPONED: Yes I Can! Home Food Preservation:Pickling Interested in making pickled products? This hands-on home food preservation workshop is for you! Waynesboro, GA - (47.0 Miles)
  • Aug 11 Yes I Can! Home Food Preservation:Freezing Interested in learning to freeze products to preserve their quality? This hands-on home food preservation workshop is for you! Waynesboro, GA - (47.0 Miles)
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Extension News
Summer food safety
Summer food safety Food safety is as important when grilling and serving food outdoors as it is in the kitchen. By Elizabeth L. Andress | Published: 7/2/2020
VITA 2020
VITA 2020 UGA students use tax preparation classroom experience to help Georgians. By Cal Powell | Published: 7/1/2020
Blueberry Fungus
Blueberry Fungus Some of the most popular blueberry varieties for Georgia are known to be highly susceptible to "mummy berry" disease. By Paul Pugliese | Published: 6/30/2020
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