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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
  • Mission Make-It Mission Make-It Georgia 4-H youth combined fun and learning at annual event. By Kasey Bozeman | Published: 9/24/2021
  • Spiders, Spiders Everywhere Spiders, Spiders Everywhere First identified in Georgia in 2014, colorful Joro spiders have proliferated in at least 25 of the state's counties. By Michele Hatcher | Published: 9/23/2021
  • Office of Diversity Affairs Office of Diversity Affairs Identifying and addressing the needs of diverse students is critical in building networks of support that will help make CAES a more accessible and equitable space for learning and research. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 9/23/2021
  • Leland Cypress Leland Cypress Leyland cypresses grow about four feet per year in height and two to three feet in width. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 9/22/2021
  • Youth in Action Youth in Action CJ Harris of Covington, Georgia, is recognized for his work to use 3-D printing to produce prosthetic limbs for children. By Mary-Clayton Murphy | Published: 9/21/2021
  • Ag Hill to Capitol Hill Ag Hill to Capitol Hill Fellows attend agricultural committee hearings, prepare briefings, conduct research and meet with constituents as advocates for agricultural policy. By Caroline Hinton | Published: 9/21/2021
  • Leaf spot disease Leaf spot disease Pear trees, Indian Hawthorn and Red Tip Photinia among trees and shrubs affected. By Paul Pugliese | Published: 9/20/2021
  • Faculty Exchange Program Faculty Exchange Program UGA was one of two U.S. institutions selected as hosts for the 2022-23 Faculty Exchange Program in African Veterinary Science. By Laurie McLennan | Published: 9/17/2021
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Upcoming Extension Events Across the State
  • Sep 25 - Sep 26 State Forestry Field Day 4-H Forestry event
    • McRae, GA - (212.0 Miles)
  • Sep 25 Fall Garden Expo Come shop at the Hall County Master Gardeners Fall Garden Expo for native plants, trees, shrubs, garden art, vegetables, evergreens, tools and pumpkins. Join us under the speakers tent at 11 AM and 1 PM each day for the following talks: Friday 11 AM: Fall Vegetable Gardening with Garrett Hibbs, Hall County Extension Agent Friday 1 PM: Design, Planting & Maintenance for Successful Gardening with Nathan Wilson, Lanier Nursery & Gardens Saturday 11 AM: Raingardens-Save Water & Preserve Pollinator Habitat with Margaret Rasmussen, Redbud Project Saturday 1 PM: All about Japanese Maples and Pruning Techniques with Jody Karlin, All About Water
    • Gainesville, GA - (69.0 Miles)
  • Sep 27 Fall Adult Learning Series Feeling stressed coming out of COVID-19? Working on relationships? Figuring out a new dinner routine on a smaller budget? Join us for this three-part series dealing with issues we are all confronting in the wake of COVID-19. You may attend in-person or virtually.
    • Virtual Event
    • Watkinsville, GA - (99.0 Miles)
  • Sep 27 Northeast Georgia Master Cattlemen's Program The UGA Beef Team is excited to offer the Master Cattlemen's Program. This program involves detailed, in-depth educational seminars related to beef cattle. The program lasts 8 weeks and meets on Monday evenings Sept 13-Nov 1 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. This program is being co-hosted by Madison and Oglethorpe Counties.
    • Crawford, GA - (110.0 Miles)
  • Sep 28 - Sep 29 Produce Safety Alliance Virtual Grower Training We are pleased to offer this course to help produce growers learn about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and help them fulfill the educational requirement associated with the Produce Safety Rule. All non-exempt farms are required to have at least one person on the the farm who has attended an approved FSMA PSR training, like this one. Even if you are exempt, you are required to keep specific records, which we will cover in the workshop. There will be time for discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and questions. From beginners to experienced growers, everyone can benefit from taking the time to think about food safety on their farm!
    • Virtual Event
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