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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.

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Due to COVID-19, the schedule for the census self-response has been extended to October 31. Complete it today by mail, telephone or online.

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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.  Although we are not seeing clients in person at the office, the Forsyth County Extension staff 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 through social media and web-based programming. 

We have provided a drop box stationed near the front door for drop-off of basic soil and water samples. For soil testing, please bring 2 cups of dry soil in a zip-top bag. Instruction for sample identification and payment are on the top of the drop box. Please refer to: https://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/forsyth/agriculture-and-natural-resources/soil-and-water-testing.html for information on how to take a proper soil / water sample. 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: 

 

2020 Forsyth County 4-H T-shirt order 

Place your order for your 4-H t-shirts now! click here for the order form
 

The Asian Giant Hornet information and identification guide. Look a likes. None have been found in Georgia.

 

 

Do you have any special product promotions? Home delivery? Curbside pickup? Let us help get the word out. Complete this form (https://bit.ly/ag-connect) and we’ll promote it to the public through our website (https://t.uga.edu/5TB) and the social media accounts of our extensive network of county Extension offices throughout the state.

 

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:

 

Online Classes

On Demand Webinars 

Adding transplants to food gardens

Summer Fruits and Veggies to Grow from Seeds

 Cool Season Vegetables to Grow from Seeds

Home Canning Whole Blueberries

4-H Make It Monday

Episode 1

4-H Marine Mondays

 
 
 

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 not currently hiring, please check back later

 


Upcoming Events
  • Oct 29 Oh No I'm Allergic This is a childcare training for childcare providers and staff to share best practices for tackling &adapting to food allergies for menu planning and meal preparation. This training will also share innovated and healthy ways to diversify childcare center menus. This will be a virtual training on October 29, 2020 from 6:15pm -8:15pm. The cost for this program will be $10.00. Pay method: PayPal. Me/Chathamcounty4 Mail Check to: 17 Minus Ave. Garden City GA 31408
    • Virtual Event
  • Nov 2 - Nov 3 4-H & Fanning Joint Youth Voice Town Hall - NW District Part of a virtual town hall series allowing youth voice to help influence policies and programming both in UGA youth interactions and in local communities. These town halls bring together select senior 4-H'ers and adult community leaders to exchange ideas, feedback, and insights.
    • Athens, GA - (49.0 Miles)
  • Nov 2 Adding Financial Power to Your Week-Virtual Series Session 1-Making a Plan: Life Insurance & Retirement with Joan Koonce, PhD This virtual series will be held via Zoom each Monday (except 11/23) in November at 2PM. Join in and learn ways to add financial power to your week.
    • Virtual Event
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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!

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