UGA Extension Office


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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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

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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 currently closed to the public in accordance with Elbert County Government.

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

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

  • Family and Consumer Sciences agent, Christa Campbell:
  • 4-H agent, Lauren Dye:
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources agent, Patrick Marcellino:

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

Elbert County 4-H Cancellations
In response to the public health issues associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Elbert County 4-H has cancelled all activities and programing. No date has been set for starting.  

Elbert County Extension|4-H will closely monitor this issue and update as the situation requires.

Thank you,
Elbert County 4-H

Elbert County Extension is committed to keeping our community safe. The Annual Rabies Clinic is a major community service event which assists our citizens in abiding by Georgia State Law to vaccinate pets against the Rabies Virus and reduces the risk of spreading the virus among our community, in both pets and humans. After all, Rabies is a 100% fatal virus if contracted for animals, humans too unless immediate action is taken. During this uncertain time of the COVID-19 Pandemic, our team of experts have decided to proceed with this invaluable service. Please know we will take all precautions necessary to keep you safe, as well as our staff and volunteers. We anticipate this event may be a “drive thru” format, in which we will come to your vehicle instead of you getting out to enter the facility. Further details will be provided as we approach Saturday, April 25th. Thank you.


News you can use from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

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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 10 Green Thumb Virtual Lectures: Water-wise Gardening This month, the lecture will take place online using Zoom (for more information about Zoom, visit Anyone is welcome to attend. This class is a part of Athens-Clarke County Extension's Green Thumb Lectures, our 2020 free monthly gardening class series. It will include an informative presentation on topics including the importance of water conservation, methods for stewarding water efficiently in your garden, and managing evaporative water loss. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. The Zoom meeting room will open up at 5:45 with the presentation starting at 6:00pm . Please make sure to register as you will be emailed the Zoom link to attend the online meeting closer to time. We hope you can attend! For any questions, please email Laura Ney at Bogart, GA - (43.0 Miles)
  • Jun 16 Yes I Can! Home Food Preservation:Pressure Canning Interested in learning to use a pressure canner to safely preserve low-acid foods? This hands-on home food preservation workshop is for you! Waynesboro, GA - (85.0 Miles)
  • Jun 19 Child Passenger Safety This class provides instruction on the importance and proper use of car seats and safety belts for children when riding in vehicles. The class is open to all parents regardless of financial status or residency. However, qualified participants (Burke County resident who is WIC, PeachCare, or Medicaid eligible) will receive a free car seat or booster seat that meets the needs of their child. Please note that there is a two seat per family limit. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Waynesboro, GA - (85.0 Miles)
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