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

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

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The extension office is open to the public.  Per UGA Rules, a mask must be worn while you are inside the Extension office.  Please follow all social distancing rules.

If you would rather not come into the office to drop off your soil sample  We have a box located outside the front door with all the paperwork and bags to use to drop off your sample.   Please follow the directions located on the wall.


About Columbia County Extension

The University of Georgia Columbia County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education. See more information about our services in:

Our office is located in Appling, GA  Our office hours are from 8am - 5pm.  We are closed for lunch from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Upcoming Events
  • Jan 25 - Jan 29 Certification for Food Safety Professionals This course, developed by FSPCA, is the standardized curriculum recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a preventive controls qualified individual (PCQI). This course is taught by a Lead Instructor for the FSPCA Preventative Controls for Human Food Course. This course will be taught in five different sessions. Attendance in each session is required and each session will cover a follow-up from the previous session for discussions and learning outcomes. Each session will be taught by the Lead Instructor and ample time will be provided for breaks including in-class examples and group exercises. Group exercises will be monitored and each breakout group will be assigned a lead instructor during virtual training. Each group exercise will be discussed for an in-depth understanding of the subject matter by the attendees.
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  • Jan 26 Kids in the Kitchen Virtual Cooking Club Join Cobb and Rockdale County Extension for a FREE virtual cooking club via Zoom! This cooking club is open to youth of all ages with adult supervision. Each cooking club session will feature two cook-a-long recipes that can easily be made at home. After you register, you will receive an email confirmation, a link to the online meeting, and a list of ingredients you will need for the recipe. All youth participants must complete a 4-H Code of Conduct and Georgia 4-H Virtual Programming forms prior to participating in the online cooking club. If you have already completed the forms for a previous 4-H program, you do not need to complete them again. These forms will be sent to you after you register and they must be returned prior to the cooking class.
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  • Jan 26 Basics of Managing Equine Health: Parasites If you are new to horse ownership and care, or if you just want a refresher on some important health topics, join us in January and February of 2021 for this FREE and VIRTUAL series! All programs will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00PM. January 26: Parasitology by Dr. Martin Nielsen, University of KY Horses can be affected by a huge number of parasites that can negatively impact their well being. Listen more to learn how to manage parasites in your horse!
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