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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
  • 4-H State Forestry Field Day 4-H State Forestry Field Day Participants test their science-based knowledge, critical thinking skills and skills with specialized forestry tools. By Austin Clark | Published: 9/22/2020
  • Fruit Pest Research Fruit Pest Research Spotted wing drosophila is a keystone pest of U.S. fruit crops. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 9/22/2020
  • ShowCAES ShowCAES Admissions officers will guide high school and college students through the majors and careers available through CAES. By Josh Paine | Published: 9/21/2020
  • CAES Rural Scholars Program CAES Rural Scholars Program The annual academic scholarship will assist in recruiting the most qualified students from rural communities in the state of Georgia. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 9/21/2020
  • International ADS Partnership International ADS Partnership UGA animal and dairy science class forms new collaboration with animal science institute in China. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 9/17/2020
  • Milkweed Pests Milkweed Pests Milkweed can attract insects that are not so welcome. By Becky Griffin | Published: 9/17/2020
  • Meat Processing Safety Meat Processing Safety The project aims to verify the effectiveness of many of the approved cleaners and sanitizers for inactivating SARS-CoV-2 during plant processing and sanitation operations. By Maria M. Lameiras, Joe Montgomery | Published: 9/16/2020
  • Cool Weather Pests Cool Weather Pests Ants, wasps and yellow jackets are among fall's prevalent pests. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 9/16/2020
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Upcoming Extension Events Across the State
  • Sep 21 - Sep 26 Virtual Invitational Sheep and Goat Skill-A-Thon Put your sheep and goat knowledge to the test! The Virtual Invitational Sheep & Goat Skill-A-Thon is open to everyone of all ages (adults too!)! The Skill-A-Thon will consist of four components: multiple choice questions, picture ID stations, judging, and a situation response. This is a FREE contest! The registration deadline is midnight on September 17th. The Skill-A-Thon will be open from September 21-26th and can be taken at anytime. We just have one question for you...are EWE ready?!
    • Virtual Event
  • Sep 24 - Sep 28 (Virtual) SRTLC - 4-H Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference The Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference (SRTLC) is a first-of-its-kind, multi-state 4-H conference created to bring together 4-H teens and adults to empower & inspire them to make a positive change across the southern region through youth-adult partnerships. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/citizenship/military-programs/schedule-of-events/southern-region-teen-leadership-conference/
    • Crosville, GA - (94.0 Miles)
  • Sep 24 - Sep 28 (Virtual) 4-H Volunteer Conference of Southern States Volunteer Training
    • Eatonton, GA - (123.0 Miles)
  • Sep 24 Thursday Finance: Coffee and Cash Each Thursday at 1:00 grab your favorite beverage and join me for a live chat about financial topics and current trends. Drop a comment with your questions, I love live interactions! Join Kathryn Holland Weekly for live interactive videos on Facebook at @ugaextcolquittfacs
    • Virtual Event
    • Eatonton, GA - (244.0 Miles)
  • Sep 24 How Healthy is Your Home? Kick the Clutter Join us for this free virtual course to learn techniques to manage and prevent clutter in your home. Nicole Walters, University of Georgia Family and Consumer Sciences Agent for Monroe County, will discuss best practices to reduce, eliminate and manage clutter in your home.
    • Virtual Event
    • Eatonton, GA - (118.0 Miles)
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