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Franklin County Extension Blog

  • Asian Giant Hornet Posted by abwhite 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, this invasive insect is not […]
  • Franklin County Cloverleaf 4-H’ers Attend Camp at Wahsega 4-H Center Posted by uge1119 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 world applications in fun and […]
  • Franklin County 4-H’ers Compete at State Livestock Judging Contest Posted by uge1119 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 contest each class is composed […]
  • CAES Convocation
    CAES Convocation Held before UGA’s undergraduate commencement ceremony, CAES Convocation is a personalized ceremony to recognize the academic accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate candidates at the college.  By Sameeka Prabath Rajamani | Published: 4/18/2024
  • Nurturing With Nature
    Nurturing With Nature The field of medicine is ever-changing, and the use of herbal medicines may play a bigger role in health care as the value of natural remedies gain recognition in the Western world. By Sameeka Prabath Rajamani | Published: 4/16/2024
  • Onion Sorting Robot
    Onion Sorting Robot Working with UGA’s Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center and A&M Farms in Lyons, Georgia, a team of researchers led by School of Computing Professor Prashant Doshi is testing a robotic arm in the task of sorting fresh Vidalia onions. By David Mitchell | Published: 4/15/2024
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Upcoming Events

  • Apr 18 Precision Farming Workshop Join the Franklin and Hart County Extension Offices for an educational workshop teaching and demonstrating new farming technologies available to producers. There will be discussions on precision amendments and drone technologies! Please call the Hart County Extension Office at 706-376-3134 to reserve your spot.
    • Hartwell, GA - (22.0 Miles)
  • Apr 19 - Apr 21 NE/NW Junior Rally (6th - 8th Grades) Junior 4-H members in grades 6 - 8 enjoy attending ropes course challenges, workshops, community service projects, a talent show, dance, and a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt!
    • Dahlonega, GA - (44.0 Miles)
  • Apr 19 - Apr 25 National 4-H Conference National 4-H event
    • Arlington, GA - (459.0 Miles)