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.
Coweta County 4-H sends 20 Campers on more than $6,500 in Scholarships
Coweta County 4-H Awarded $6,535 to twenty 4-H’ers in financial need. This was accomplished by collaborating with various organizations and individuals in the community along with state funds. Individuals including schoolteachers, small business owners, Coweta County Master Gardner Club, and Georgia Farm Bureau all donated funds to help support 4-H’ers demonstrating a financial need. Experiences at 4-H Summer Camp will form life-long skills that will benefit the 4-H’er in many different aspects of life. One parent noted “Our family will continue to see the benefits from 4-H Summer Camp for years to come. The structure of the program teaches independence and responsibility within a safe and fun environment. Through the scholarship programs, low-income families like ours can give our children the opportunity to experience a connection with nature and community while promoting a screen-free summer!”
Livestock Emergency Response Program (LERP)
Coweta County Extension agent, Stephanie Butcher, collaborated with the UGA Animal & Dairy Science Department, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Atkins Global, and the Georgia Beef Commodity Commission to offer a 5-hour Livestock Emergency Response Program (LERP) in Coweta County for first responders and emergency management personnel. Coweta County’s proximity to Interstate 85, a major thoroughfare for livestock transport, made this training a vital part of first responder preparation in the west Georgia region.