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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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Take the 2020 Census

Due to COVID-19, the schedule for the census self-response has been extended to October 31. Complete it today by mail, telephone or online.

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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).


Extension News
  • Precision Ag Specialist Precision Ag Specialist Simerjeet "Simer" Virk is now an assistant professor and precision agriculture Extension specialist at UGA-Tifton. By Josh Paine | Published: 8/13/2020
  • No insect apocalypse No insect apocalypse Long-term ecological site study shows no net insect changes By Josh Paine | Published: 8/11/2020
  • COVID-19 Cell Immunity COVID-19 Cell Immunity First study to show taste bud cell immunity from contact with virus particle. By Charlene Betourney | Published: 8/10/2020
  • Bauske ASHS Award Bauske ASHS Award Bauske earns American Society of Horticultural Science’s 2020 Extension Educator of the Year Award. By Josh Paine | Published: 8/10/2020
  • COVID-19 Strategies COVID-19 Strategies Food Science and Technology researchers examine relevant studies to identify and share practicable information for use in the food industry. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 8/6/2020
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Extension Publications
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Aug 17 "A Trip To The Feed Store: Deciphering Feed Tags" -- Horse Owners Virtual Seminar Series This FREE and VIRTUAL series is hosted by UGA Cooperative Extension and is appropriate for any level of horse enthusiast-- all are welcome! Monday nights in August at 7 PM via Zoom. Registration is required and limited to first 300 people at: http://tinyurl.com/UGAHorseOwnersSeries - (234.0 Miles)
  • Aug 18 How To Sell My Beef To The Public UGA Extension and Georgia Department of Agriculture speakers will discuss regulations, licensing, and best practices for selling your farm-raised beef to the public. There will also be testimonials from Georgia beef producers. The webinar is free, but you must pre-register at https://cattlemensprogram08182020.eventbrite.com/ - (221.0 Miles)
  • Aug 18 Summer Pasture Management Series: Weed Management in Pastures Weeds steal nutrients, sunlight, and space from desirable forage grasses. Learning how to effectively manage them is important for maintaining a quality pasture or hayfield. - (257.0 Miles)
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