The Northeast Health District's Mobile COVID (FREE) testing will be in Elberton again starting Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 30 (M-F ONLY) from 8:30am to 3:30pm. It will be located at 903 Elbert St (Ingles Parking Lot, old store side). Appointments may be made online via our website: https://bit.lyNEHDONLINECOVIDTEST or by calling 706.340.0996 (M-F, 8am-7pm, Sat 8:30am-5pm). For general COVID information and links: https://bit.ly/NEHDCOVID19
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.
2020 Elbert County 4-H Plant Sale
Deadline to order and submit payment is Friday, October 30th.
Plant pick-up is Tuesday, November 10th and Wednesday November 11th.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org | 706-283-2037
If you have questions for a specific program area please contact:
- Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Christa Campbell: email@example.com
- 4-H Agent, Lauren Dye: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
MCR Genes They can travel on food and people and are causing antibiotic resistance.
"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.
Fire ant supergene Newly discovered supergene in fire ants leads to variation in long-term behavior.
Oct 22 Georgia Trees and the Wildlife that Loves Them Join Holly Campbell from the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources to learn how to identify some common trees of the Georgia Piedmont and how birds, pollinators, and other wildlife depend on them.
- Virtual Event
Oct 26 - Oct 27 4-H & Fanning Joint Youth Voice Town Hall - NE District Part of a virtual town hall series allowing youth voice to help influence policies and programming both in UGA youth interactions and in local communities. These town halls bring together select senior 4-H'ers and adult community leaders to exchange ideas, feedback, and insights.
- Athens, GA - (35.0 Miles)
Nov 2 - Nov 3 4-H & Fanning Joint Youth Voice Town Hall - NW District Part of a virtual town hall series allowing youth voice to help influence policies and programming both in UGA youth interactions and in local communities. These town halls bring together select senior 4-H'ers and adult community leaders to exchange ideas, feedback, and insights.
- Athens, GA - (35.0 Miles)