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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
  • Doster Harper Doster Harper Now a junior at the University of Georgia, Harper was named president of the 2020-21 National FFA Officer Team. By Josh Paine | Published: 12/1/2020
  • 4-H annual awards 4-H annual awards Georgia 4-H Director Arch Smith presents annual honors during virtual awards ceremony. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 11/30/2020
  • Food Waste Food Waste Smaller households tend to waste more food, according to a study by UGA economists. By Josh Paine | Published: 11/25/2020
  • Pecan Quality Pecan Quality The findings could also help producers improve quality, increase shelf life. By Allison Fortner | Published: 11/24/2020
  • 4-H'er joins UGA Equestrian 4-H'er joins UGA Equestrian Allie Ann Wheeler is a senior at Thomas County Central High School. By Austin Clark | Published: 11/24/2020
  • Celebrate Safely Celebrate Safely People may crave the normalcy of a celebration with family or friends, but safety should still come first. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 11/24/2020
  • Practicing Gratitude in Relationships Practicing Gratitude in Relationships UGA research says that acts of gratitude can go a long way. By Aaron Hale | Published: 11/23/2020
  • Fairy Rings Fairy Rings Fairy ring mushrooms are decomposers that grow in soil with high levels of organic matter. By Paul Pugliese | Published: 11/23/2020
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Upcoming Extension Events Across the State
  • Dec 1 - Dec 2 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam UGA Rockdale County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. The training is from 9am - 3:30pm, both days. $140.00
    • Conyers, GA - (79.0 Miles)
  • Dec 2 - Dec 3 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Event Website: http://extension.uga.edu/calendar/?containstext=servsafe
    • Moultrie, GA - (244.0 Miles)
  • Dec 2 Nutrition 101 Free classes provided by UGA Extension about how to eat healthy on a budget. Classes are held monthly throughout the year at the Gilmer County UGA Extension office. Pre-registration is required for this class and closes the day before each class. Space is limited! Face masks are required and social distancing will be practiced.
    • Ellijay, GA - (28.0 Miles)
  • Dec 2 Budgeting 101 Free classes provided by UGA Extension about how to budget your income. Learn strategies to keep your expenses within your income and build your savings. Classes are held monthly throughout the year at the Gilmer County UGA Extension office. Pre-registration is required for this class and closes the day before each class. Space is limited! Face masks are required and social distancing will be practiced.
    • Ellijay, GA - (28.0 Miles)
  • Dec 3 Happy Holidays @ Home Virtual Series Smart Holiday Spending & Saving This virtual series will be held via Zoom each Thursday (except 11/26) in November at 11:30am. Join and learn ways you can make this 2020 Holiday Season happy and healthy at home.
    • Virtual Event
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