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UGA Cooperative Extension Mission
Our mission is to extend life long learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in Agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.
The Harris County Extension office offers residents many agricultural services including but not limited to soil and water analysis along with in person consultations with our Ag Agent, educational publications and information on a wide array of homeowner, farmer and consumer topics. Free publications are available at our office or online. Through Harris County Extension we also have the 4-H Youth Development Program in which students 4th - 12th grade can participate in numerous 4-H activities. Our 4-H Agent and 4-H support staff provide educational club meetings and activities to 4-H'ers.
To learn more about Harris County visit the Chamber of Commerce and Harris County Government websites.
Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Harris County has something to offer everyone. From our small farms, major manufacturing, and wonderful tourist destinations with much history you are sure to be captivated by the beauty of Harris County. Some places you don't want to miss include Callaway Gardens, Wild Animal Safari, FDR State Park, and enjoy riding through the rural areas of beautiful Harris County.
The Man O' War Railroad Recreation Trail carries the name of the famous racehorse and the diesel passenger train that once traveled through Pine Mountain between Columbia and Atlanta.
The trail conveniently begins in downtown Pine Mountain, where trail users can find parking, bike parking, and refreshments. It then travels along the converted railroad right-of-way sandwiched between US 27/ Main Street and Commerce Avenue. The trail goes through the town and out the southern end, peeling away from the road at about the mile mark, where it starts to become more shrouded with trees. The trail currently comes to an end along Mobley Rd, but further phases will see it expanded. Harris County had acquired 21 miles of unused railway for future conversion into trails.
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We deliver lifelong learning across the state through science-based programs and education in agriculture and the environment, family well-being, and 4-H youth.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension faculty and staff are tackling some of the state's and world’s grand challenges - from combating diseases and securing a safe food supply to strengthening families, communities and economic growth. We deliver programs through three main program areas:
Mar 28 Backyard Poultry Series 2023 (Hands-on Workshop) Are you looking to start a backyard flock, or do you already have a flock of your own but would like to learn more? This series is for you! This unique opportunity allows participants to choose just how in-depth they would like to travel in their poultry knowledge journey. Choose to join for the 4-part webinar portion or choose to join the webinars PLUS a hands-on workshop day. March 6th: Basic Management (Webinar) March 13th: Nutrition for Small Flocks (Webinar) March 20th: Breeds and Selection (Webinar) March 27th: Disease Prevention and Biosecurity (Webinar) March 28th: Hands-on Workshop (Optional)
- Griffin, GA - (54.0 Miles)
Mar 28 Kids in the Kitchen Virtual Youth Cooking Club Join Cobb, Fulton, Monroe, and Rockdale County Extension for a FREE virtual cooking club via Zoom! This cooking club is open to youth of all ages with adult supervision. Each cooking club session will feature two cook-a-long recipes that can easily be made at home. On the Friday before each class, you will receive the two recipes and a list of ingredients you will need for the recipe. On the morning of the class, you'll receive the Zoom link. All youth participants must complete a 4-H Code of Conduct and Georgia 4-H Virtual Programming forms prior to participating in the online cooking club. If you have already completed the forms for a previous 4-H program, you do not need to complete them again. These forms will be sent to you after you register and must be returned before the cooking class.
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Mar 28 2023 Small Ruminant Education Series - Lecture Portion Do you own sheep or goats? Are you interested in learning more about how to properly care for them? From breeds, facility design, nutrition, reproduction, and health care, there are a lot of components to caring for small ruminants. We hope you'll join us in March and April for a Small Ruminant program consisting of a 3-part lecture series and 2 workshops! The lecture series will be held at 6PM on March 28th, April 4th, and April 11th at the Lincoln County Ag Center. A parasite management and FAMACHA certification will be offered from 9-11AM on April 18th at the Oglethorpe County Ag Center. Finally, a farm tour of the UGA Double Bridges Farm will allow you to put textbook knowledge to use from 1-3PM on April 18th. Registration is open at https://tinyurl.com/SRES23 Questions? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-359-3233
- Lincolnton, GA - (164.0 Miles)
2023 Russell Awards The University of Georgia has recognized three faculty members with the Russell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the university’s highest early career teaching honor for outstanding and innovative instruction.
Center for Food Safety The UGA Center for Food Safety celebrates 30 years of research that has helped to make the food supply safer for all.
agrileadHER Community The new platform includes access to monthly webinars on topics from production to stress management and an online network for women in agriculture.