As of today, March 19, 2020, the Jeff Davis County Extension office is still open for business. We will continue to operate under the guidelines and restrictions handed down from Governor Kemp.
We will continue to work and are available for your Agriculture, 4-H, or Family & Consumer Sciences needs. If we are prompted to close, that closing will be made public.
We are still processing soil samples as long as the lab in Athens remains open.
All local, in-person 4-H activities are canceled until further notice. District and State events are being evaluated. 4-H Summer Camp is still planned at this time.
We will continue to be here and serve Jeff Davis County residents and will update you with more information as it becomes available.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at 912-375-6648.
Extension - Serving the Entire Community
Jeff Davis County Extension offers a wealth of information and services for residents of our county. Agents and trained support staff provide educational programs as well as a number of services. Our Agriculture and Natural Resources agent offers crop, landscape and gardening information to residents, and other classes as well as water and soil testing and access to UGA informative publications. Our 4-H agent creates and organizes youth educational programs including competitive events which will assist young people to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills through experiential learning. Although we do not have a FACS agent housed in our county, the program offers and designs educational programs for the community needs, provides information you can trust on money , home , health, food and family and oversees the EFNEP program which helps families on a budget learn to eat healthy.
Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.