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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

UGA Cooperative Extension is an outreach branch of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Family and Consumer Sciences and Georgia 4-H. 

We translate the science of everyday life for families, farmers and communities to foster a healthy and prosperous Georgia.

Our office serves the residents of Gordon County with unbiased, research-based education in the areas of agriculture, natural resources, family development, housing/home environment, and youth development.

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Monday-Friday - 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm


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State Extension News
  • Brood X Brood X Largest brood of 17-year cicadas emerging in U.S. this spring. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 4/9/2021
  • Graduate Student Awards 2021 Graduate Student Awards 2021 The awards are presented to outstanding master’s and doctoral students based on research and effective communication. By Josh Paine | Published: 4/8/2021
  • Bee-friendly lawn Bee-friendly lawn UGA researchers discover a turfgrass that acts as a bee-friendly lawn By Maggie Narvil | Published: 4/7/2021
  • Tastier Tomatoes Tastier Tomatoes Qian Feng found that through selective breeding to increase the size, shell and disease resistance of tomatoes, farmers and producers created a less intense tasting and less nutritious tomato. By Austin Clark | Published: 4/7/2021
  • Imidacloprid Residue Imidacloprid Residue A UGA researcher developed a more accurate understanding of the lethal and sublethal effects of neonicotinoid exposure on blue orchard mason bees. By Ian Bennett | Published: 4/6/2021
  • Brain Glue Brain Glue Reparative hydrogel mimics the composition and mechanics of the brain. By Charlene Betourney | Published: 4/6/2021
  • Horticulture Club Scholarship Horticulture Club Scholarship In January, the UGA Horticulture Club donated a total of $27,200 to two scholarship funds, the Horticulture Scholarship Fund and the Paul Thomas Floriculture Scholarship Endowment. By Caroline Odom | Published: 4/2/2021
  • Groundnut animation Groundnut animation The Peanut Innovation Lab has posted the second in a pair of animations giving farmers valuable advice on growing groundnut. This edition focuses on late-season information related to harvest and storage, and might be shown together with the first animation or separately. The animations, produced by Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO), relay to smallholder famers proven methods to protect and improve yield. The message of the videos was shaped through interviews and surveys with partners in Africa By Allison Floyd | Published: 4/2/2021
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Upcoming Extension Events Across the State
  • Apr 10 - Apr 16 National 4-H Conference National 4‑H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4‑H Civic Engagement, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and their world. Land Grant University 4‑H Departments send delegations of 4‑H youth between ages 15 and 19 to participate in the National 4‑H Conference. At the conference, delegates prepare and present briefings on important societal topics to federal officials in Washington, D.C. 4‑H youth also have the opportunity to engage in personal development experiences that increase their knowledge, resources, and skills while discussing topics affecting youth and 4‑H programming nationwide. Delegates not only learn while at the conference: they are empowered to create positive social change in their communities and have the opportunity to practice and apply their skills in a real-world setting. https://4-h.org/parents/national-4-h-conference/
    • Athens, GA - (98.0 Miles)
  • Apr 10 - Apr 11 Food Showcase 4-H Event
    • Eatonton, GA - (123.0 Miles)
  • Apr 10 2021 Coweta Co. MGEV Spring Plant Sale: Customers Must Register In Advance To Enter NEWNAN: Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers 2021 Spring Plant Sale, Saturday, April 10, 8:30 am – 3 pm. No walk-ins - Customers must register in advance at https://bit.ly/2021CowetaMGEVSpringPlantSale-SignupToShop. MGEVs will provide instructions for plant care. Tomatoes, peppers, flowers, herbs and shrubs will be available. Cash or check only. Located at the Greenhouse behind Coweta County Extension office; Gate Entrance: 275 Pine Road, Newnan. Contact: Call 770-254-2620 or email coweta.extension@uga.edu for more information.
    • Newnan, GA - (78.0 Miles)
  • Apr 12 Two Agents & the FACS Podcast Friendly discussions on reliable, relatable and research-based topics with University of Georgia Family & Consumer Sciences Cooperative Extension Agents. Our goal is to serve and promote healthy living for everyone. We will cover issues related to family, food, health, money and homes. Timely topics and Resourceful Tips. UGA FACS Agents, Leslie and Carrie, host friendly discussions on reliable, relatable and research-based information on real-life issues.
    • Virtual Event
  • Apr 12 - Apr 16 Right Bite Education Series Join us for a daily discussion, April 12th - 16th, on how we can take the "right bite" with diabetes. Managing diabetes and other chronic diseases doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless! Right Bite is a fun way to learn how to enjoy delicious food that is prepared with less fat, sugar, and sodium. Register at claytonextension.eventbrite.com
    • Virtual Event
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