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Franklin County Extension Blog
  • 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...
  • Franklin County 4-H’ers excel during Cloverleaf Project Achievement Posted by on Apr 1, 2019 Written by: Raleigh Dawson, Franklin County 4-H Agent Cloverleaf Project Achievement was held last Saturday, March 23rd, in Jackson County. There were 319 competitors who gathered to share their research based presentations to a panel of expert judges. Cloverleaf Project Achievement empowers 4th-6th graders with communication, confidence, research, and presentation...
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Extension News
  • Healthy Homes Healthy Homes From which disinfectants to use to how to properly wash your hands, UGA scientists cover the bases on COVID-19 concerns. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn | Published: 3/26/2020
  • Takeout Safer Takeout Safer Foodborne exposure to virus is not a route of transmission, FDA says. By Cal Powell | Published: 3/26/2020
  • Cotton Market Cotton Market Producers urged to pay close attention to the market, strategize on cost-cutting and improving productivity. By Yangxuan Liu | Published: 3/24/2020
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Upcoming Events
  • Mar 27 - Mar 29 (Postponed) State 4-H Hippology Contest The primary objective of the Hippology Contest is to provide in a friendly but competitive setting, an opportunity for youth enrolled in 4-H to demonstrate the breadth of their knowledge and understanding of equine science and management, and in particular the practical application of this knowledge and skill. This activity will provide the 4-H horse project members the opportunity to utilize knowledge and skills developed from other project activities such as Quiz Bowl, horse judging, speaking and demonstrations, and general horse program. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/hippology/ Athens, GA - (29.0 Miles)
  • Mar 28 - Mar 29 (Postponed) State 4-H Horse Judging Contest Contestants judge eight classes, four conformation and four performance classes. In addition, they give 2-4 sets of reasons to justify their placings and explain their decisions. 4-H’ers not only learn the basics of judging and placing horses, they also learn the valuable life skills of decision making, critical thinking, organization, teamwork, competition, public speaking, and self confidence. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/horse/ Athens, GA - (29.0 Miles)
  • Mar 28 - Mar 29 (Postponed) State 22 Silhouette Match State 22 Silhouette Match Eatonton, GA - (72.0 Miles)
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