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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

office-2020

 

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.

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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.

Want to know more? Browse our publications or our programs and services.

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.

Upcoming Events
  • Apr 10 - Apr 16 National 4-H Conference National 4‑H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4‑H Civic Engagement, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and their world. Land Grant University 4‑H Departments send delegations of 4‑H youth between ages 15 and 19 to participate in the National 4‑H Conference. At the conference, delegates prepare and present briefings on important societal topics to federal officials in Washington, D.C. 4‑H youth also have the opportunity to engage in personal development experiences that increase their knowledge, resources, and skills while discussing topics affecting youth and 4‑H programming nationwide. Delegates not only learn while at the conference: they are empowered to create positive social change in their communities and have the opportunity to practice and apply their skills in a real-world setting. https://4-h.org/parents/national-4-h-conference/
    • Athens, GA - (15.0 Miles)
  • Apr 10 - Apr 11 Project SAFE BB Qualification Match Madison County
    • Athens, GA - (15.0 Miles)
  • Apr 10 - Apr 11 Project SAFE BB Qualification Match Pierce County
    • Athens, GA - (15.0 Miles)
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