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Extension News
Rural Stress
Rural Stress Weather and finances top farmers’ sources of stress By Merritt Melancon | Published: 2/19/2020
Food E-Talk
Food E-Talk UGA Extension helps launch SNAP-Ed's Food E-Talk nutrition education program across the state. By Merritt Melancon, Cal Powell | Published: 1/28/2020
Turf Doctor
Turf Doctor Bahri will research turfgrass and wheat diseases on UGA's Griffin campus. By Merritt Melancon, Cal Powell, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 12/19/2019
Environmental Economics
Environmental Economics Hashida brings focus on natural resource economics and environmental decisions to UGA. By Merritt Melancon, Cal Powell, Sharon Dowdy, Chad Cain | Published: 12/13/2019
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Here are some of UGA Extension's most popular resources on family, food, health, home, and money.

eLearning with UGA SNAP-Ed
eLearning with UGA SNAP-Ed Make 2020 your healthiest year yet with free online eLearning - through UGA SNAP-Ed! Explore recipes, blogs, exercise videos and online nutrition classes.
Start a New Food Business
Start a New Food Business A collection of resources to help you get started with your small food business.
Food Talk
Food Talk Eat healthy and get moving on a budget. Find free online nutrition education courses, recipes, and other resources.
Marriage Matters Series Looking for ways to strengthen your relationship? Whether you have just started dating, have been married for a while, or have been married more than once, we can always use some guidance in developing and maintaining a healthy and satisfying relationship.
Childcare Provider Training Entity-approved training to help child care providers meet state licensing requirements. Check the calendar for training events near you.
Your Good Credit Series Establishing, maintaining, and protecting Your Good Credit can save you thousands of dollars over time. This series will teach you the basics of credit reports and scores.
So Easy to Preserve
So Easy to Preserve This book covers topics on preserving food, canning, pickled products, sweet spreads and syrups, freezing and drying. Available for purchase only.
Eat Healthy, Be Active
Eat Healthy, Be Active A flexible 3-week schedule of hands-on activities meant to improve young children's health and well-being by teaching key nutrition and physical activity concepts.
Radon Education
Radon Education Radon is a colorless, tasteless odorless gas that can cause lung cancer. It occurs naturally and is released into the soil, easily entering buildings through the foundation. The only way to know if you have radon is to test.
Building Baby's Brain Series
Building Baby's Brain Series What happens during a child's first few years makes a big difference in the child's later life. This series helps parents learn strategies to improve early brain development.
Upcoming Events
  • Feb 27 West Georgia Small Farm Conference This conference is a two day event designed for anyone who is operating a small farm looking from honey bee production, small business development, crop scheduling, nuisance wildlife, understanding different ag agencies, small ruminants, vegetable pests, and irrigation. The event will conclude with local farm tours. Event is free for the first 120 registrants. Waco, GA - (124.0 Miles)
  • Feb 29 Growing Fruit in Georgia Melissa Mattee, the Fulton County Agriculture and Resource Agent for the UGA Extension Fulton County, will talk about fruit trees (apple, peach, pear, fig), brambles (raspberry, blackberry), blueberries, strawberries, and grapes. She will cover the selection, planting, pruning, disease and harvesting. After the lecture in the Osage Room, participants are invited to join her and the North Fulton Master Gardeners in the adjoining Bulloch Orchard for a hands-on demonstration of pruning apple and peach trees and grape vines. Register here to reserve your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/growing-fruit-in-georgia-tickets-86126120545?fbclid=IwAR2ko2TQe54jwbyHdw-rBvYJ9dzSdRpMfp7ihVGNQNdWhI133AGh7MhXv2I Roswell, GA - (67.0 Miles)
  • Mar 2 - Mar 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. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details. Waynesboro, GA - (142.0 Miles)
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The canning book "So Easy to Preserve" is currently available for sale at our office. The cost is only $20.00

Office hours are Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm closed for lunch 12-1.