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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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State 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
  • Daily Lessons Daily Lessons Lessons are being emailed to students daily from Georgia 4-H educators. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 3/24/2020
  • Home Workouts Home Workouts UGA Extension specialist offers ideas to maintain health, well-being. By Josh Paine | Published: 3/23/2020
  • Saving Water Saving Water Extension water programs help reduce water usage on farms, in landscapes. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 3/19/2020
  • Solar Workshop Solar Workshop A new workshop will help Georgia landowners navigate solar energy options. By Chad Cain | Published: 3/3/2020
  • Grape Workshops Grape Workshops Classes designed specifically for Georgia grape growers. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 2/27/2020
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Upcoming Extension Events Across the State
  • 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 - (98.0 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 - (98.0 Miles)
  • Mar 28 - Mar 29 (Postponed) State 22 Silhouette Match State 22 Silhouette Match Eatonton, GA - (123.0 Miles)
  • Mar 28 - Apr 3 Postponed - 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/ Chevy Chase, GA - (535.0 Miles)
  • Apr 2 Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Class Series The Master Gardener Extension program is designed to train volunteers so that they become highly skilled in the area of horticulture. The individual agrees to volunteer 50 hours within a year following the completion of training. The cost of the program is $140.00 which includes a textbook, a name badge, one-year membership in the GMGA and all other class materials. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm beginning April 2 and concluding on June 16, 2020, at the Dougherty County Extension Office at 125 Pine Ave., Suite 100 in Albany. Please contact our office to get an application and return it to the address at the top of the application no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 12, 2020. For more information or questions regarding the upcoming MGEV Program in Dougherty County, please contact James Morgan at (229) 436-7216 Albany, GA - (535.0 Miles)
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