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Get educated about Coronavirus (COVID-19): The CDC and USDA offer the latest guidelines for preventing the spread of the virus and answers to many questions. UGA provides information about health, travel, emergency preparedness and campus operations through their website. UGA Extension offers resources on sanitizing your home, hand washing, emergency food supplies, and keeping farm operations running.

Floyd County Administration Building: (home to the Extension Office) will be closed to public gatherings until further notice. Master Gardeners, 4-H and other Extension related meetings and gatherings regularly conducted in the building are suspended until further notice. However, the offices will be staffed and we will provide services via phone, email, online as much as possible.

 

 


Upcoming Events
  • Mar 28 - Apr 3 Postponed - National 4-H Conference National 4‑H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4‑H Civic Engagement, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and their world. Land Grant University 4‑H Departments send delegations of 4‑H youth between ages 15 and 19 to participate in the National 4‑H Conference. At the conference, delegates prepare and present briefings on important societal topics to federal officials in Washington, D.C. 4‑H youth also have the opportunity to engage in personal development experiences that increase their knowledge, resources, and skills while discussing topics affecting youth and 4‑H programming nationwide. Delegates not only learn while at the conference: they are empowered to create positive social change in their communities and have the opportunity to practice and apply their skills in a real-world setting. https://4-h.org/parents/national-4-h-conference/ Chevy Chase, GA - (557.0 Miles)
  • Apr 2 Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Class Series The Master Gardener Extension program is designed to train volunteers so that they become highly skilled in the area of horticulture. The individual agrees to volunteer 50 hours within a year following the completion of training. The cost of the program is $140.00 which includes a textbook, a name badge, one-year membership in the GMGA and all other class materials. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm beginning April 2 and concluding on June 16, 2020, at the Dougherty County Extension Office at 125 Pine Ave., Suite 100 in Albany. Please contact our office to get an application and return it to the address at the top of the application no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 12, 2020. For more information or questions regarding the upcoming MGEV Program in Dougherty County, please contact James Morgan at (229) 436-7216 Albany, GA - (557.0 Miles)
  • Apr 3 - Apr 4 (Postponed) State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/dairy/ Athens, GA - (108.0 Miles)
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What is UGA Extension?

A partnership of the University of Georgia, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and counties of the state cooperating. UGA Extension is on the forefront of food safety, technology, research, and education; keeping Georgia’s economy strong and making life better for Georgians.

UGA Extension Floyd County links the resources of the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and Floyd County to provide educational programs, information, and assistance to citizens. UGA Extension Floyd County helps the citizens of Floyd County by addressing the following initiatives:

  • Family and Economic Well-Being
  • Conservation and Management of Natural Resources
  • Agriculture Programming and Research Opportunities
  • Improving Nutrition, Diet and Health
  • Water Quality
  • Youth Leadership
  • 4-H Youth Development Program
  • Service Learning / Citizenship
     

Mission

To extend learning from the University of Georgia to the everyday lives of Georgians through current, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

Our Promise

To provide practical education you can trust, to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.


Extension News
  • Healthy Homes Healthy Homes From which disinfectants to use to how to properly wash your hands, UGA scientists cover the bases on COVID-19 concerns. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn | Published: 3/26/2020
  • Takeout Safer Takeout Safer Foodborne exposure to virus is not a route of transmission, FDA says. By Cal Powell | Published: 3/26/2020
  • Cotton Market Cotton Market Producers urged to pay close attention to the market, strategize on cost-cutting and improving productivity. By Yangxuan Liu | Published: 3/24/2020
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