UGA Extension Office

Our Impact

Making A Difference in Our County

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is working hard for its constituents. The following are examples of Extension’s impact in the county over the past year.

Agriculture and Natural Resources     |     4-H Youth Development

Clinch County Extension faculty and staff continued to serve their community in 2022, reaching nearly 2,500 contacts with face-to-face programming. The Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent partnered with a local faith organization to teach a series of youth gardening classes, assisted blueberry growers with on-farm troubleshooting and disease management, and taught sheep producers from across the state about forages in South Georgia. The 4-H Youth Development staff put in countless hours to prepare youth for public speaking and leadership opportunities such as District Project Achievement, State Congress, and 4-H Board. Over 65 youth also experienced the outdoor learning and fun of camp. 

Family and Consumer Sciences

UGA Extension provides answers for Georgians about canning, freezing, food preservation and safety each and every day. Foodborne illnesses can be costly to the state and community, and they can even be deadly. The elderly, the chronically ill and young children are at high risk for complications due to foodborne illnesses that are likely to require hospitalization. Preventing illnesses keeps parents from missing work and losing pay that can be spent for goods in the local economy. Improperly thawed or mishandled food can be an economic disaster for a family.

To assist county residents, publications featuring all aspects of food preservation and food safety are available in the local Extension office.

Download Our Annual Report (pdf)