Welcome to Jackson County Extension/4-H
Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.
UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 by the federal Smith-Lever Act. It’s a unique partnership between UGA, county governments and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension System of land-grant universities. Today, UGA Extension serves more than 2.6 million Georgians annually through a network of specialists, agents and staff by providing unbiased, research-based information driven by local needs and clientele input. From publications to in-person workshops and events, Extension is ready to meet the needs of the state and its communities.
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:
What We Do
Reliable, Free Information
For over 100 years, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has provided free, reliable, research-based information based on latest the scientific research in language that anyone can understand.
Our experts deliver information via:
- programs and workshops,
- field days,
- blogs, newsletters and mass media,
- phone call and in-person consultations, and
- print and online publications.
Classes, Workshops and Club Meetings
UGA Extension offers a wealth of personalized services like workshops, classes, consultation, certifications, camps and educator resources. So when our specialists and agents are not in the office, you can find them at:
- farms, businesses and homes conducting on-site visits upon request,
- local and statewide events giving presentations and answering questions,
- schools conducting 4-H club meetings and working in teaching gardens.
Sep 19 - Sep 20 State Forestry Field Day Contest 4-H Event
- Eatonton, GA - (55.0 Miles)
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
- Eatonton, GA - (77.0 Miles)
Sep 21 - Sep 22 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 - (114.0 Miles)