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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Welcome to Decatur County!

Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

Motto:  "Putting Knowledge to Work"

Located in our new facility since June, 2013.  Our facility also houses the Farm Service Agency and Natural Resource Conservation Offices.

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UGA Extension is partnering with Georgia Grown to connect consumers with growers! Visit the Extension website (https://t.uga.edu/5TB) for a full list of growers in your area. To learn more about the partnership, read the story (https://t.uga.edu/5V8).


  • 2021 D.W. Brooks Lecture 2021 D.W. Brooks Lecture The 2021 D.W. Brooks Lecture and Awards will honor this year's award winners and feature a talk by the UN FAO's first chief scientist, Ismahane Elouafi. By Leslie Matos | Published: 10/14/2021
  • HFIM and Georgia Center HFIM and Georgia Center Students in UGA's hospitality and food industry management degree program in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences get hands-on experience interning at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. By Émilie Gille | Published: 10/14/2021
  • Bayer Youth Ag Summit Bayer Youth Ag Summit One hundred delegates representing more than 40 countries will meet this November for a virtual global forum. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 10/13/2021
  • Student Profile: Tabitha Lomotey Student Profile: Tabitha Lomotey When plant breeders talk about the benefits of their work, they usually focus on the benefits to the farmers. Higher yielding varieties that can withstand abiotic and biotic stresses such as drought or diseases bring both food and income security for farmers. But Tabitha Lomotey, who grew up in the city, talks about the consumer, how bringing more food to market makes lower prices for food insecure people who need to stretch their cash as far as they can. By Allison Floyd | Published: 10/12/2021
  • Aflatoxin course Aflatoxin course Though scientists have known the source of aflatoxin for decades – fungi that infect crops like groundnut and maize and leave behind toxin – more work needs to be done to keep aflatoxin out of the food supply. That work involves educating producers and aggregators about proven ways to minimize the risk of fungal infection, continuing to build testing infrastructure and researching ways to fight contamination from the field to storage to manufacturing. To continue to spread basic knowledge of aflatoxin, the By Allison Floyd | Published: 10/12/2021
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Extension Publications
  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
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Upcoming Events
  • Oct 18 - Oct 20 Project WET, WILD, and Learning Tree Training 4-H Training
    • Hampton, GA - (172.0 Miles)
  • Oct 18 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 (FRAEF). 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.
    • Danielsville, GA - (236.0 Miles)
  • Oct 18 Northeast Georgia Master Cattlemen's Program The UGA Beef Team is excited to offer the Master Cattlemen's Program. This program involves detailed, in-depth educational seminars related to beef cattle. The program lasts 8 weeks and meets on Monday evenings Sept 13-Nov 1 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. This program is being co-hosted by Madison and Oglethorpe Counties.
    • Crawford, GA - (221.0 Miles)
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