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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.

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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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  • Fairy Rings Fairy Rings Fairy ring mushrooms are decomposers that grow in soil with high levels of organic matter. By Paul Pugliese | Published: 11/23/2020
  • Women's time in Ghana Women's time in Ghana Even in the midst of a global pandemic, researchers in northern Ghana are working to better understand how men and women use their time in order to target interventions that would reduce drudgery for women and bring in a healthier peanut crop. Working with a Peanut Innovation Lab project in Northern Ghana, the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (CSIR-SARI) adapted an in-person survey into a pandemic-safe study this summer, employing enumerators and regional agriculture extension agents to conduct house By Allison Floyd | Published: 11/19/2020
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Upcoming Events
  • Nov 23 - Dec 7 Farmers Market Vendor Series UGA Extension Carroll County will be hosting a webinar series focused on how to sell locally grown and processed food products at Georgia farmers markets. The series will cover topics such as: Things you should know if you want to sell at a farmers market, GA licensing and safety, marketing and pricing your products, selling local meats and selling local produce.
    • Virtual Event
  • Nov 24 GAPs: Fall for Food Safety Grab your lunch and a computer to join us four days this fall to discuss Good Agricultural Practices. What they are, why you need them, and most importantly, how to implement them in your operation. We'll discuss practices in the field (Nov. 10), practices in the packinghouse (Nov. 17), challenges unique to small farms (Nov. 24), and common audit deficiency areas and how to fix them in your operation (Dec. 1). Attendance certificates will be available for those needing it for audit compliance (upon request).
    • Virtual Event
  • Nov 30 Adding Financial Power to Your Week-Virtual Series Session 4 -Preparing for Tax Season with Faith Rasmussen, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Coordinator 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.
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