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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

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).


  • Brood X Brood X Largest brood of 17-year cicadas emerging in U.S. this spring. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 4/9/2021
  • Graduate Student Awards 2021 Graduate Student Awards 2021 The awards are presented to outstanding master’s and doctoral students based on research and effective communication. By Josh Paine | Published: 4/8/2021
  • Bee-friendly lawn Bee-friendly lawn UGA researchers discover a turfgrass that acts as a bee-friendly lawn By Maggie Narvil | Published: 4/7/2021
  • Tastier Tomatoes Tastier Tomatoes Qian Feng found that through selective breeding to increase the size, shell and disease resistance of tomatoes, farmers and producers created a less intense tasting and less nutritious tomato. By Austin Clark | Published: 4/7/2021
  • Imidacloprid Residue Imidacloprid Residue A UGA researcher developed a more accurate understanding of the lethal and sublethal effects of neonicotinoid exposure on blue orchard mason bees. By Ian Bennett | Published: 4/6/2021
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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
  • Apr 10 - Apr 16 National 4-H Conference National 4‑H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4‑H Civic Engagement, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and their world. Land Grant University 4‑H Departments send delegations of 4‑H youth between ages 15 and 19 to participate in the National 4‑H Conference. At the conference, delegates prepare and present briefings on important societal topics to federal officials in Washington, D.C. 4‑H youth also have the opportunity to engage in personal development experiences that increase their knowledge, resources, and skills while discussing topics affecting youth and 4‑H programming nationwide. Delegates not only learn while at the conference: they are empowered to create positive social change in their communities and have the opportunity to practice and apply their skills in a real-world setting. https://4-h.org/parents/national-4-h-conference/
    • Athens, GA - (220.0 Miles)
  • Apr 12 - Apr 16 Right Bite Education Series Join us for a daily discussion, April 12th - 16th, on how we can take the "right bite" with diabetes. Managing diabetes and other chronic diseases doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless! Right Bite is a fun way to learn how to enjoy delicious food that is prepared with less fat, sugar, and sodium. Register at claytonextension.eventbrite.com
    • Virtual Event
  • Apr 13 - Apr 16 HACCP Workshop with the University of Florida Food Safety is critical to the fresh produce industry. In addition to being a major public health issue, food safety issues have had an adverse economic impact on growers, packers, processors, and shippers of fresh produce. This course will teach participants how to develop and document a food safety management program based on the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) for their specific operations. Breakout sessions are structured to teach participants how to identify and prevent food safety hazards, monitor hazard reduction procedures, develop control measures, and methods to document and verify the results of their efforts. This workshop, accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, is targeted to produce packers, to assist in the development and customization of food safety programs for their facilities, using a HACCP-based approach.
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