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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Update

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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In an abundance of caution due to the Coronavirus outbreak, our office is currently closed to the public until further notice. All Jenkins County programs and events are cancelled through at least April 30, 2020.  We are monitoring this situation closely, and this schedule is subject to change.

We are still accepting soil, water, and forage samples. There is a place to put them located right beside the front door of our office. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to let us know. 

Email: kclaxton@uga.edu

In addition, UGA Extension has many valuable resources for assisting our community during this time.  Please visit Extension.uga.edu/topic-areas/timely-topics/emergencies.  

This is uncharted territory for all of us; we appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to provide Extension services to the citizens of Jenkins County. 


Welcome to Jenkins County

From row crops to cattle, and pines to locally grown vegetables, Jenkins County is a quaint agricultural county.  Annually, Jenkins County farmers grow around 40,000 acres of row crops including, cotton, corn, peanuts, and soybeans.  Production agriculture fuels the economy of Jenkins County with a Farm Gate Value of $45,149,580. 

With increasing numbers in participation, from DPA to Poultry Judging, 4-H Camp to many conferences, Jenkins County 4-H members proudly represents their club where ever they go! Each year Jenkins County 4-H receives the highest percentage of participation when they attend Cloverleaf DPA.  We’re proud of our students as they continue to accomplish their goals. 


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Mission

To extend lifelong learning from the University of Georiga to the everyday lives of Georgia citizens through current, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

What is UGA Extension?

UGA Extension operates through a unique partnership with Jenkins County, the University of Georgia, the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the State of Georgia.  UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 to bring research-based information to the people of Georgia backed by specialists and a network of resources.  Today, UGA Extension serves more than 2.6 million Georgians annually.  From publications to in-person workshops and events, Extension is ready to meet the needs of the state and its communities. UGA Extension is on the forefront of food safety, technology, research, and education; keeping Georgia’s economy strong and making life better for Georgians. 

Our Promise

UGA Extension Jenkins County links resources of the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and Jenkins County to provide educational programs, information, and assistance to the citizens of our community.  We promise to provide practical education you can trust, to help people, businesses and our community solve problems, develop skills and build a better future from the ground up.  

 

 


Extension Publications
  • 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.
  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
  • 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.
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Extension News
  • Precision Ag Specialist Precision Ag Specialist Simerjeet "Simer" Virk is now an assistant professor and precision agriculture Extension specialist at UGA-Tifton. By Josh Paine | Published: 8/13/2020
  • No insect apocalypse No insect apocalypse Long-term ecological site study shows no net insect changes By Josh Paine | Published: 8/11/2020
  • COVID-19 Cell Immunity COVID-19 Cell Immunity First study to show taste bud cell immunity from contact with virus particle. By Charlene Betourney | Published: 8/10/2020
Upcoming Events
  • Aug 20 - Aug 21 Southeast District 4-H Update Staff Training Statesboro, GA - (29.0 Miles)
  • Aug 21 Child Passenger Safety This class provides instruction on the importance and proper use of car seats and safety belts for children when riding in vehicles. The class is open to all parents regardless of financial status or residency. However, qualified participants (Burke County resident who is WIC, PeachCare, or Medicaid eligible) will receive a free car seat or booster seat that meets the needs of their child. Please note that there is a two seat per family limit. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Waynesboro, GA - (21.0 Miles)
  • Sep 8 Yes I Can! Home Food Preservation:Applesauce Interested in learning to make and preserve homemade applesauce? This hands-on home food preservation workshop is for you! Waynesboro, GA - (21.0 Miles)