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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

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The Radon Poster Contest is here! 

Submissions are due by November 9, 2020. Click here for instructions and submission form. Check out our poster contest video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CVXkQERcis&feature=emb_title. Winners will receive cash prizes, and the poster receiving first prize will be entered into the national Radon Poster Contest.  


LEARN MORE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

Click on the links below for articles from the CDC. For More information you may go to www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

Coronavirus: What Can You Do?

What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Lo que necesita saber sobre la enfermedad del coronavirus 2019(COVID-19)


Office Hours

Our office is open and practicing COVID-19 precautions. Please maintain a 6 foot seperation and consider wearing a mask for the safety of our staff.

For assistance, please contact our County Extension Coordinator/Department Head,
Christa Campbell: christaa@uga.edu | 706-283-2037

If you have questions for a specific program area please contact:

  • Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Christa Campbell: christaa@uga.edu
  • 4-H Agent, Lauren Dye: lmdye@uga.edu
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, (position vacant call office for assistance)

Elbert County Extension is still processing soil, water, and hay samples. Please call the office at 706-283-2037 for more information.


What Is UGA Extension?

UGA Extension is a county, state and federal funded organization supported by specialists in the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

History of Extension 

In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, which established Land Grant Colleges throughout the nation. Each land grant institution would have a College of Agriculture that must teach classes, serve the public and perform research. In 1914, Senator Hoke Smith from Georgia and Representative Ashbury Lever from South Carolina presented the Smith –Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service. The Act was passed in Congress and signed into law by the President. This legislature required that the Cooperative Extension Service, as the service arm of the land grant institutions in each state, provide information in agriculture & natural resources, family & consumer sciences, and 4-H & youth development.

Scope of Extension 

Did you know that every county in Georgia has an Extension service, providing unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families? Take a look at our Extension diagram, which provides a visual representation of the scope of Cooperative Extension in the United States.


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  • Women's time in Ghana Women's time in Ghana Even in the midst of a global pandemic, researchers in northern Ghana are working to better understand how men and women use their time in order to target interventions that would reduce drudgery for women and bring in a healthier peanut crop. Working with a Peanut Innovation Lab project in Northern Ghana, the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (CSIR-SARI) adapted an in-person survey into a pandemic-safe study this summer, employing enumerators and regional agriculture extension agents to conduct house By Allison Floyd | Published: 11/19/2020
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