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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
  • Summer food safety Summer food safety Food safety is as important when grilling and serving food outdoors as it is in the kitchen. By Elizabeth L. Andress | Published: 7/2/2020
  • VITA 2020 VITA 2020 UGA students use tax preparation classroom experience to help Georgians. By Cal Powell | Published: 7/1/2020
  • Blueberry Fungus Blueberry Fungus Some of the most popular blueberry varieties for Georgia are known to be highly susceptible to "mummy berry" disease. By Paul Pugliese | Published: 6/30/2020
  • Shrub Recommendations Shrub Recommendations When selecting plants for your space, take your time to fully evaluate the space and select plants that will both thrive and provide you with powerful visual stimuli. By Sheri Dorn, KimToal | Published: 6/29/2020
  • Virtual Livestock Judging Contest Virtual Livestock Judging Contest Participants demonstrated ability to identify types, grades, breeds and classes of livestock. By Cristina Luisa deRevere | Published: 6/29/2020
  • Tips for preserving peaches Tips for preserving peaches Peach preservation By Elizabeth L. Andress | Published: 6/26/2020
  • Getting it covered Getting it covered UGA research group examines using cover crops in integrated weed management programs for crops in Georgia. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 6/25/2020
  • Bernard Honor Bernard Honor Animal and dairy science professor honored for expertise in dairy nutrition. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 6/24/2020
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Upcoming Extension Events Across the State
  • Jul 6 - Jul 7 (Virtual) State Poultry Judging (Seniors Only) 4-H Event Crawford, GA - (110.0 Miles)
  • Jul 7 From The Mountains to The Sea: Summer Series Tuesdays on Tybee The Incredible Squid Check the 4-H Center's Facebook page at 3:00pm on each date to tune in to the scheduled program. Crawford, GA - (98.0 Miles)
  • Jul 8 - Jul 9 (Virtual) Food Product Development Contest 4-H Event Athens, GA - (98.0 Miles)
  • Jul 8 Green Thumb Virtual Lectures: Getting Along with Garden Bugs This month, the lecture will take place online using Zoom. Anyone is welcome to attend. This class is a part of Athens-Clarke County Extension's Green Thumb Lectures, our 2020 free monthly gardening class series. It will include an informative presentation on topics including insect ID, biology, behavior, the importance and value of some insects vs. the danger and destruction of others, and tips for insect control. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Bogart, GA - (91.0 Miles)
  • Jul 8 Hobby Flock Virtual Seminar Series Join Lincoln County UGA Extension at 6PM on Wednesday nights in July for a FREE 5 week virtual seminar series on hobby flock management! Topics include: Bird Basics: breed selection, genders, Incubating and Brooding Chicks Housing and Predator Management Nutrition and Bird Health Egg and Meat Production & Legal Requirements Registration is required and limited to first 300 people at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpduqsqzsjHNAYzSm55tfZe7CE5sitdXgU Reach out to us at uga3181@uga.edu or call 706-359-3233 with any questions! Bogart, GA - (154.0 Miles)
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