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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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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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Extension News
  • International ADS Partnership International ADS Partnership UGA animal and dairy science class forms new collaboration with animal science institute in China. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 9/17/2020
  • Milkweed Pests Milkweed Pests Milkweed can attract insects that are not so welcome. By Becky Griffin | Published: 9/17/2020
  • Meat Processing Safety Meat Processing Safety The project aims to verify the effectiveness of many of the approved cleaners and sanitizers for inactivating SARS-CoV-2 during plant processing and sanitation operations. By Maria M. Lameiras, Joe Montgomery | Published: 9/16/2020
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Upcoming Events
  • Sep 19 - Sep 20 State Forestry Field Day Contest 4-H Event
    • Eatonton, GA - (72.0 Miles)
  • Sep 21 - Sep 26 Virtual Invitational Sheep and Goat Skill-A-Thon Put your sheep and goat knowledge to the test! The Virtual Invitational Sheep & Goat Skill-A-Thon is open to everyone of all ages (adults too!)! The Skill-A-Thon will consist of four components: multiple choice questions, picture ID stations, judging, and a situation response. This is a FREE contest! The registration deadline is midnight on September 17th. The Skill-A-Thon will be open from September 21-26th and can be taken at anytime. We just have one question for you...are EWE ready?!
    • Virtual Event
    • Eatonton, GA - (99.0 Miles)
  • Sep 21 - Sep 22 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
    • Waynesboro, GA - (115.0 Miles)
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