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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management (C 1042) Learn 10 strategies for better time management, including knowing how to spend your time, setting priorities, using planning tools, getting organized, scheduling, delegating, and avoiding procrastinating, wasting time, and multitasking.
High Cotton Yields Georgia cotton growers are starting the 2023 season with a boost from near-record-breaking yields last year.
Hospitality and tourism In 2021, the hospitality and tourism industry thrived. Nearly 200 million visitors to Georgia produced $34.4 billion in direct visitor spending.
Class of 2023 The UGA Griffin campus held graduation ceremonies for 21 graduate and undergraduate students on May 10.
Jun 8 Honey Bee Removal License Training Georgia Department of Agriculture requires licensing of any person who removes swarms of honey bees from any structures, & who charges a fee for the service. Attendance of an 8-hour training is required. Limited to 15 people! Date & Time: June 8th, 8:00-5:00 p.m. Registration fee: $25 (includes lunch & snacks) Location: 337 Main St, Thomson, GA 30824
- Thomson, GA - (57.0 Miles)
Jun 8 Honey Bee Removal Specialist Certification Training To provide the highest level of consumer protection, the Georgia Structural Pest Control Commission updated the state regulations to create a state certification category for honey bee control and removal. Before the amendment, the regulations required a household pest control license to remove honey bee colonies from structures. This rule applies to the professional control and removal of an established colony in a structure. Part of the state certification program requires attendance of an approved 8-hour training program. With this notice we are inviting you to the Putnam County Extension Office on June 8, 2023 from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM to be part of this training. For more details and to register for the 8-hour program contact us at 706-485-4151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks to the sponsorship of Putnam Farm Bureau there will be no charge for the session at the Putnam County Extension Office, and refreshments will be provided.
- Eatonton, GA - (86.0 Miles)
Jun 13 Tie Dye with Richmond County 4-H Richmond County 4-H is happy to offer this free 1-hour tie dye activity at Diamond Lakes Library. Participants must contact 706-772-2432 to register for this event. Bring something white to dye, like a t-shirt, socks, shorts, a pillowcase, etc. Adults must accompany children under 7 years old.
- Hephzibah, GA - (35.0 Miles)