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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Update

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.

COVID-19 Resources

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.

2020 Census Information

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).


  • MCR Genes MCR Genes They can travel on food and people and are causing antibiotic resistance. By Josh Paine | Published: 10/19/2020
  • "Hearts of Glass" UGA horticulture offers viewing and discussion of film about Vertical Harvest, a Jackson, Wyoming, agribusiness that facilitates high-quality food production while providing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 10/19/2020
  • Fire ant supergene Fire ant supergene Newly discovered supergene in fire ants leads to variation in long-term behavior. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 10/15/2020
  • CURO Scholars 2020 CURO Scholars 2020 Three students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences were selected for the award. By Stephanie Schupska | Published: 10/13/2020
  • D.W. Brooks Lecture 2020 D.W. Brooks Lecture 2020 The event, which is open to the public, will be held via Zoom on Nov. 10, 2020. By Josh Paine | Published: 10/13/2020
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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
  • Oct 22 ServSafe 2-day Training University of Georgia Cooperative Extension/Henry 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.
    • McDonough, GA - (179.0 Miles)
  • Oct 22 Tasty Success - Themed Kitchen Join UGA Crisp County Family & Consumer Sciences (FACS) Agent and Cordele-Crisp Carnegie Library for a themed story time and meal prep with the family.
    • Virtual Event
  • Oct 26 How to Avoid the Halloween Sugar Rush Healthy Halloween tips to help you and your family resist the urge of overindulging in Halloween candy!
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