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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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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.


 

 


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)


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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  • Apr 13 Virtual FoodTalk Classes The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (UGA EFNEP) helps Georgia families eat better for less! Join us for a FREE 8-week virtual series to learn practical nutrition and physical activity information, food safety basics, and how to stretch your food dollars while still making healthy and delicious meals. Each week, you will receive recipe cards and educational extenders and, after attending at least 6 sessions, you will become an EFNEP graduate and receive a certificate and a cookbook. You will receive a zoom link once registered.
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  • Apr 13 Virtual FoodTalk Classes The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (UGA EFNEP) helps Georgia families eat better for less! Join us for a FREE SPANISH 8-week virtual series to learn practical nutrition and physical activity information, food safety basics, and how to stretch your food dollars while still making healthy and delicious meals. Each week, you will receive recipe cards and educational extenders and, after attending at least 6 sessions, you will become an EFNEP graduate and receive a certificate and a cookbook. You will receive a zoom link once registered.
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  • Apr 15 - Apr 16 Area Poultry Judging-Henry County https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/poultry/
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