The University of Georgia Henry County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education.
UGA Extension is a partnership between the University of Georgia and local counties that provide the community with education and resources in three program areas.
- Agriculture & Natural Resources
- 4-H Youth Development
- Family & Consumer Sciences
- Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program
Agriculture & Natural Resources, Our goal is to assist and educate local farmers, businesses, homeowners, gardeners and Master Gardener Extension Volunteers with information about plant identification, plant diseases, insect identification, pest control, and soil and water testing. We offer monthly Lunch & Learn classes, private and commercial pesticide licensing, weekly farmer's market, soil and water lab analysis, and consultations with a UGA Agriculture agent.
4-H Youth Development, Henry County's future leaders learn life skills through hands-on learning experiences. 4-H is considered one of the world's largest youth clubs offering today's youth grades 5th-12th a variety of clubs, programs, summer camp and activities.
Family & Consumer Sciences, Provides education in the community on topics including: healthy eating and cooking, as well as quarterly Serv Safe Managers Training Certifications, and quarterly Child Care Provider credit hours. The Family and Consumer Science agent also offers counseling in a variety of areas. These include: Health education, financial planning, diabetic meal planning, and food safety.
Susan Howington has been the Director of the Henry County Extension Services since 1999, also serving as a Family and Consumer Sciences Agent. She is a certified Proctor/Teacher for ServSafe® for the National Restaurant Association, and teaches quarterly classes on food safety to restaurant managers. She also provides programming in the areas of nutrition and health, childcare education, food safety and food preservation, housing and environment, and finances. As the Director of Extension Services, she oversees various programs and services, and co-hosts an award-winning cooking and gardening show called Garden Delights, providing healthy recipes and gardening and cooking tips to viewers on the county’s government access station.
Susan earned her B. S. degree in Home Economics in 1981 from Mississippi State University. She is member of Georgia Association of Extension Family & Consumer Sciences, American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and Epsilon Sigma Phi