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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.

Beginning Thursday, March 18, 2020, Forsyth County Extension will follow the county state of emergency declaration and close our building to the public. Although our doors are closed, your Extension team is still available to serve you. Send your questions to uge1117@uga.edu, and look for information and resources on our website https://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/forsyth.html
Stay safe, everyone.

**UPDATED 3/18/2020**

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING FORSYTH COUNTY EXTENSION / 4-H COVID 19 PROCEDURE

As the community works together to halt the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID19), Forsyth County Extension is taking necessary precautions to keep our clients and employees safe. Following health directives from the University of Georgia and Forsyth County Schools and Forsyth County we are cancelling all programs, classes, meetings, and practices for both youth and adults effective March 13, 2020 until further notice. Updates and changes will be posted to Facebook and on the UGA Extension Forsyth County website.

Although we are not seeing clients in person at the office.  Forsyth County Extension will continue to provide services. We are available by email at uge1117@uga.edu to provide horticulture, food safety, and other information.  We are coming up with new ways to engage with our customers and 4-Hers. We are accepting DRY soil samples and water samples for BASIC analysis through a drop box located outside the office doors. Include payment by check only. Instructions for dropping off your sample are on the drop box.

If you need water testing for Bacteria or a Home Closing Kit, or if you have any questions or concerns, please email uge1117@uga.edu so that we can assist you.


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Forsyth County Extension News & Events:

 

We have moved our new address is 5110 Piney Grove Rd Cumming Ga 30040. 

 

2020 Master Gardener Plant Sale Cancelled.  As the community works together to halt the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID19), Forsyth County Extension is taking necessary precautions to keep our clients, volunteers, and employees safe. Following health directives from the CDC, Forsyth County Schools and Forsyth County regretfully we will be cancelling the 2020 Plant Sale this year.  Friends, please stay positive, stay safe, and stay connected.  Things will get better. 

 

Get the kids out of the house and into the backyard exploring with this Garden Scavenger Hunt.

 

 

Would you like for one of our agents or volunteers to speak at an upcoming event? Please complete our speaker request form and email it back to us.  

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

 

Hurricane Preparation and Safety Tips

Storm Safety Tips

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Emergency Storm Preparedness Tips

When Georgia Produce is in Season

Kroger Community Rewards

You can help support our local 4-H program by signing up for Kroger Community Rewards. With this program, a small percentage of your purchase will come back to our 4-H Club here in Forsyth County at no cost to you. Click the link below for sign up information! Please note: participating in this requires you to renew your support each year.

Kroger Community 4-H Rewards

To access your special tickets, please go to sixflags.com/PartnerLogin or click the link below, then log into the site with the username and password provided.

Special Ticket Link:

https://sixflags.com/partnerlogin?m=31357

Username:  Forsyth4HOG

Password: (Password is Numeric & Case Sensitive):  SixFlags10


UGA Extension has been teaching people how to grow food for over 100 years. We also support homeowners with information about lawn and landscape care, water conservation, gardening safety, pollinator protection, backyard chickens, and enjoying the natural world.

Our Mission

Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development.

UGA Extension Forsyth County is part of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. We are also an educational resource for the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and the Forsyth County Board of Education.

UGA Extension offers educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap status.

Information can be accessed by way of phone calls, e-mail, classes, newsletters, this website, newspaper columns, and community alerts throughout the year. Learn more about UGA Extension.


Extension Job Postings: Forsyth County   


We are hiring! Come join our team!!
Title: Forsyth County 4-H Program Assistant
Department: CAES Northwest District CES
Posting Number: S04758P
Position Summary:
The County Extension Program Assistant position is a non-exempt position within UGA Cooperative Extension. This position primarily delivers 4-H programming to local youth. This person works cooperatively with all Extension faculty and staff where applicable and is administratively responsible to the County Extension Coordinator and the District Extension Director. Work in this occupation is by nature a combination of office and field work.
https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/146739
This role conducts all duties in accordance with The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Equal Opportunity plan that ensures all educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or veteran status.

 


Upcoming Events
  • Mar 27 - Mar 29 (Postponed) State 4-H Hippology Contest The primary objective of the Hippology Contest is to provide in a friendly but competitive setting, an opportunity for youth enrolled in 4-H to demonstrate the breadth of their knowledge and understanding of equine science and management, and in particular the practical application of this knowledge and skill. This activity will provide the 4-H horse project members the opportunity to utilize knowledge and skills developed from other project activities such as Quiz Bowl, horse judging, speaking and demonstrations, and general horse program. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/hippology/ Athens, GA - (49.0 Miles)
  • Mar 28 - Mar 29 (Postponed) State 4-H Horse Judging Contest Contestants judge eight classes, four conformation and four performance classes. In addition, they give 2-4 sets of reasons to justify their placings and explain their decisions. 4-H’ers not only learn the basics of judging and placing horses, they also learn the valuable life skills of decision making, critical thinking, organization, teamwork, competition, public speaking, and self confidence. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/horse/ Athens, GA - (49.0 Miles)
  • Mar 28 - Mar 29 (Postponed) State 22 Silhouette Match State 22 Silhouette Match Eatonton, GA - (78.0 Miles)
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This monthly newsletter offers information about programs currently happening in Forsyth County Extension. Check out the current issue at the beginning of every month!

2020 March Extension Newsletter

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2019 October Extension Newsletter

2019 August Extension Newsletter

2019 February Extension Newsletter

 

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