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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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Due to COVID-19, the schedule for the census self-response has been extended to October 31. Complete it today by mail, telephone or online.

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Normal Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8a.m.-12; 1p.m.-5p.m.

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Virtual Lunch and Learn 

Camden County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, Jessica Warren, is offering virtual lunch and learn courses on Fridays 12-1pm starting April 17th. Classes are free and open to the public. To register please email uge3039@uga.edu and you will be sent the zoom link. The tentative class schedule is listed below.

April 17: Gardening in a Sub-Tropical Swamp

April 24: Welcoming Pollinators to Your Landscape

May 1: Composting Basics

May 8: Watering in the Landscape

May 15: Native Plants and Low Maintenance Landscapes

May 22: Encouraging Biodiversity at Home

May 29: Welcoming Wildlife


COVID-19 Update: 5/11/20

Due to COVID-19 and the governor's shelter-in-place order, our office is currently closed to the public. However, we are still working and offering virtual services to county residents. We are teleworking and checking our phone messages and e-mails daily.

Our County Extension Coordinator and 4-H agent, Donna Stewart, can be reached at donnast@uga.edu with any questions about 4-H or office operations. All local, in-person 4-H activities are cancelled until further notice. You may call 554-7576 and leave a message or send her an e-mail.

Our Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, Turner Spratling, can be reached at tsprat@uga.edu with any agricultural or horticultural questions. You may e-mail a picture of horticultural problems to his e-mail. You may call 554-7577 and leave a message. They will be checked daily.

Soil and water samples are still being processed at the University of Georgia. You may pick up a soil bag at our front door. Follow the directions on the back of the bag for collecting your sample and then return to the box by our front door. The cost is $10.00 per sample. Directions for payment will be with the soil bags. Please do not leave money! Call 554-7577 if you need more information.

Water tests are more complicated, please call 554-7577 and we can assist you.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please continue to check our website and Facebook pages for further updates.

 

CARES Act Funding Information for Small Businesses

Governor Brian P. Kemp and the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provided an overview of the funding allocated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This critical funding will help small businesses keep workers employed during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Find more information about the CARES Act in the links below.

https://www.georgiasbdc.org/georgia-small-business-recovery/

https://gov.georgia.gov/press-releases/2020-04-02/gov-kemp-university-georgias-sbdc-provide-overview-cares-act-funding

 

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