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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.

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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

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VIEW Pesticide Credit hours

Be sure to keep up with your hours of credits. You should have 3 hours every five years from your certification date.  To check your available Pesticide Credit Hours view site in these directions. Choose in the catogory list "Pesticide Applicator Licensing and Certification" to view hours. Enter your last name for Private or Commercial hours here. Pesticide Credit Hours Available

Access to online Training Courses for pesticide training certification view site here. Georgia Professional Certification Course Access

Register for 2021 Production Meetings

*ATTENTION* You must "REGISTER THE DAY BEFORE" to be able to view the meetings of your choice.  If you try and or wait until the day of the meeting to register, you will not be able to view that meeting.

2021 UGA Soybean/Corn Production Meeting Dates REGISTER HERE

2021 UGA Peanut Production Meeting Dates REGISTER HERE

2021 UGA Cotton Production Meeting Dates REGISTER HERE

2021 UGA Pecan Production Meeting Dates REGISTER HERE

If you have trouble viewing the Producting meetings, "Zoom Client" will need to be downloaded to your PC, Laptop, or mobile phone. Use link below to download and to view meetings if needed.https://zoom.us/download


Home siteThe Cook County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education Ag Product Connections. We translate the science of everyday living for families, farmers and communities to foster a healthy and prosperous Georgia.

Recently added to the list due to Covid-19 Pandemic, Georgia Small Business Recovery  & Georgia Grown Ag Products Industry Promotion Form.

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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.
    • Virtual Event
  • 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.
    • Virtual Event
  • 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!
    • Virtual Event
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  • Local Soil Inoculant Local Soil Inoculant Soybeans, or edamame, contain more protein than almost any other cereal or grain crop, so UGA researchers tested a local, organic soybean growing technique that could be implemented globally. By Allison Fortner | Published: 1/26/2021
  • Georgia 4-H Tech Changemakers Georgia 4-H Tech Changemakers The 4-H Tech Changemakers project expanded to include an additional 80 counties from thirteen states, including Georgia. By Austin Clark | Published: 1/21/2021
  • Community perceptions of hemp Community perceptions of hemp Researchers sought to identify potential perception problems that could arise in communities where the crop is grown and processed into various goods. By Allison Fortner | Published: 1/19/2021
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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 8 - Feb 9 Manager ServSafe Training University of Georgia Cooperative Extension/Sumter 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. *If COVID restrictions allow*
    • Americus, GA - (84.0 Miles)
  • Feb 15 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details. *If COVID restrictions allow*
    • Cordele, GA - (60.0 Miles)
  • Mar 13 - Mar 14 Bacon County District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Grades 4-H Project Achievement
    • Alma, GA - (64.0 Miles)
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  • Local Soil Inoculant Local Soil Inoculant Soybeans, or edamame, contain more protein than almost any other cereal or grain crop, so UGA researchers tested a local, organic soybean growing technique that could be implemented globally. By Allison Fortner | Published: 1/26/2021
  • Georgia 4-H Tech Changemakers Georgia 4-H Tech Changemakers The 4-H Tech Changemakers project expanded to include an additional 80 counties from thirteen states, including Georgia. By Austin Clark | Published: 1/21/2021
  • Community perceptions of hemp Community perceptions of hemp Researchers sought to identify potential perception problems that could arise in communities where the crop is grown and processed into various goods. By Allison Fortner | Published: 1/19/2021
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