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Jif Brand Peanut Butter Recall

Salmonella is making the news again. This time, it is a multistate outbreak involving Salmonella senftenberg and Jif brand peanut butter. This is a voluntary recall initiated by J. M. Smucker Co. More Information found Here


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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
  • Jul 12 Fall Garden Planning Program On Tuesday, July 12th at 6 PM the Oglethorpe County Extension office will host a fall garden planning program. This event is free to attend. Guest speakers will be present to discuss topics including fall plant selection, small seed starting, and composting. RSVP to 706-743-8341.
    • Oglethorpe, GA - (26.0 Miles)
  • Jul 14 Canning Class - Tomatoes & Salsa Summer canning classes with MaryBeth Hornbeck 530 - 8 PM $25 per class (includes light refreshments) To register, call 770-278-7373 Location: 1127 West Avenue SW Conyers, GA 30012
    • Conyers, GA - (75.0 Miles)
  • Jul 28 Canning Class - Pickled Green Beans Summer canning classes with MaryBeth Hornbeck 530 - 8 PM $25 per class (includes light refreshments) To register, call 770-278-7373 Location: 1127 West Avenue SW Conyers, GA 30012
    • Conyers, GA - (75.0 Miles)
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