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.
Oct 23 Adopt-A-Stream Macroinvertebrate Workshop Learn how to sample the biological diversity of a stream! The macroinvertebrates found in a stream are excellent indicators of the condition of both water quality and habitat. This workshop will focus on collection techniques as well as macroinvertebrate identification. Participants who pass the course will be certified to sample macros for Georgia Adopt-A-Stream for one year.
- Zebulon, GA - (81.0 Miles)
Oct 23 Athens Area Sustainable Growers Fall Field Day Coordinated by Clarke, Barrow, and Oglethorpe County Extension Offices. This field day is designed for small market farmers using sustainable practices. Registration fee includes all courses, trade show, and dinner.
- Athens, GA - (19.0 Miles)
Oct 25 Fall Adult Learning Series Feeling stressed coming out of COVID-19? Working on relationships? Figuring out a new dinner routine on a smaller budget? Join us for this three-part series dealing with issues we are all confronting in the wake of COVID-19. You may attend in-person or virtually.
- Virtual Event
- Watkinsville, GA - (22.0 Miles)