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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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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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Upcoming Events
  • Jun 23 Silage Management: Storage and Feeding Managing silage correctly directly relates to feed efficiency and storage losses. Poor feed efficiency and storage losses heavily impact your farm economically. Join us on June 23, 2021 for an in person, hands on meeting concerning proper silage care including compaction, face management and handling/feeding. Our speaker will be Dr. Francis Fluharty, Department Head UGA Animal & Dairy Sciences. Dr. Fluharty is an expert at making, storing and feeding silage.
    • Eatonton, GA - (63.0 Miles)
  • Jun 30 Fun with 4H: Habitats are Hip! We are excited to announce our first Fun with 4-H day this summer! This is the first summer activity we will have out at the new Lincoln County Agriculture Center. Participation is free, includes a pizza lunch, and is open to students in 5th through 12th grade. Our first program, Habitats are Hip, will feature live animals, learning about habitats on our nature trail, presentations by Ranger Nick, arts and crafts, and more! When: 8AM-5PM Where: Lincoln County Extension Office (2080 Rowland York Rd, Lincolnton GA 30817) Details: Free, lunch included. Please send bug spray, sunscreen, towel, and change of clothes! Registration is required at tinyurl.com/habitats2021
    • Lincolnton, GA - (33.0 Miles)
  • Jul 6 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
    • Sandersville, GA - (79.0 Miles)
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