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Franklin County Extension Blog
  • Asian Giant Hornet Posted by on May 21, 2020 A flurry of recent press coverage has created a surge of interest in the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. The coverage is not traced to any recent event. The insect was found last September 2019 in Vancouver Island (Canada) and again in December 2019 in Washington state. But to date,...
  • Franklin County Cloverleaf 4-H’ers Attend Camp at Wahsega 4-H Center Posted by on Jun 14, 2019 Written by: Raleigh Dawson, Franklin County 4-H Agent Franklin County Cloverleaf 4-H’ers discovered that not all classrooms have four walls last week at Wahsega 4-H Center. Throughout the duration of their week at camp various activities and labs allowed attendees to connect the standards taught in the classroom to real...
  • Franklin County 4-H’ers Compete at State Livestock Judging Contest Posted by on Apr 1, 2019 Written by:  Raleigh Dawson, Franklin County 4-H Agent The Georgia 4-H State Livestock Judging contest was held last Saturday, March 23rd, at the University of Georgia Livestock Arena in Athens. Competitors from all over the state gathered to judge classes of cattle, hogs, sheep, and goats. In a livestock judging...
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  • Burton Sea Turtle Burton Sea Turtle Environmental Education staff at the Burton 4-H Center care for sea turtles that do not successfully make their initial voyage to the ocean as hatchlings through a partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, which grants permits and permission for these stragglers to be raised at the center until they are ready to live in the wild on their own. By Josie Smith | Published: 9/23/2022
  • Cold Facts Cold Facts Take care when preparing fresh berries for freezing or refrigeration to reduce contaminants By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 9/22/2022
  • Stroke Therapy Stroke Therapy Study at UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center shows that combination treatment dramatically improves recovery in pig stroke models By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 9/21/2022
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Upcoming Events
  • Sep 22 - Sep 26 4-H Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference (SRTLC) The Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference (SRTLC) is a first-of-its-kind, multistate 4-H conference created to bring together 4-H teens and adults to empower & inspire them to make a positive change across the southern region through youth-adult partnerships.  Georgia 4-H participates as one of several host states for SRTLC each year.
    • Crossville, GA - (140.0 Miles)
  • Sep 27 - Sep 28 Cloverleaf Conference - Wahsega (4th - 6th Grades) Cloverleaf Conference is an afternoon event for 4th - 6th graders. Senior 4-H'ers (9th - 12th graders) can submit applications to teach at this event.
    • Dahlonega, GA - (44.0 Miles)
  • Sep 27 Forages for Horses This talk will provide more in-depth information on types of forage (hay and grass). Discussion will focus on different types of forages, how to select the most appropriate type of hay or pasture grass, and how to determine hay quality.
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