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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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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

The Gilmer County UGA Extension office is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon (closed for lunch) then 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 1123 Progress Road in Ellijay, Georgia. If you have questions or would like to email pictures for assistance with any of our program areas, the contact information for each one is listed below.

For Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR Agent), email Ashley Hoppers at:

For 4-H and Youth Development (4-H Agent), email Machelle Gill at:

For Family And Consumer Sciences (FACS Agent) and the County Extension Coordinator (CEC), email Jessie Moore at:

For Administration (Admin. Assistant), email 

Gilmer County is located in the North Central portion of Georgia at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, about an hour north of Atlanta, and is known as the "Apple Capital of Georgia," holding an annual Apple Festival in Ellijay in October. In addition to an ANR Agent, 4-H Agent, FACS Agent and Administrative Assistant, we have a SNAP-Ed Program Assistant, 4-H AmeriCorps Member plus Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs.) We offer gauge testing for canners, by appointment, and information on the local cannery, Ellijay Farmers Market in late spring/summer/early fall, and November Christmas market. We also offer assistance with pesticide licenses, GATE cards, radon testing in the air, radon testing in well water, and a variety of other tests including soil and water. There are 4-H school club meetings, summer camp, team sports and competitions, plus educational activities, classes and workshops in all three program areas. Check us out on Facebook at UGA Extension - Gilmer County and our Blog at and visit our MGEVs and the Ellijay Farmers Market on Facebook at Gilmer County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers and Ellijay Farmers Market for more information.

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