In an abundance of caution due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Our office currently remains open, but we ask that you consider whether your situation requires an in-person visit to our office.
At this time, email and phone are the preferred methods of contact.
We are still accepting soil, water, and forage samples.
If you have any questions, please feel free to let us know.
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.
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.
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.
Prestige Trap Arjun Bhatt was recognized with the 2021 Nesbitt-Flatt Outstanding Senior Award.
Cicada Summer Entomology graduate students headed deep into the north Georgia forest to search for 17-year cicadas.
FST Head Singh will begin in this permanent role on August 1, leading a group of renowned faculty and staff members on UGA’s Athens and Griffin campuses.
Jun 23 Silage Management: Storage and Feeding Managing silage correctly directly relates to feed efficiency and storage losses. Poor feed efficiency and storage losses heavily impact your farm economically. Join us on June 23, 2021 for an in person, hands on meeting concerning proper silage care including compaction, face management and handling/feeding. Our speaker will be Dr. Francis Fluharty, Department Head UGA Animal & Dairy Sciences. Dr. Fluharty is an expert at making, storing and feeding silage.
- Eatonton, GA - (86.0 Miles)
Jul 6 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
- Sandersville, GA - (52.0 Miles)
Jul 20 Forage & Pasture Series: Hay Production This is part 3 in our FREE 5 part series on forages and pastures. Join us to hear UGA Extension Forage team members discuss hay production in forages. Sign-up for the series and attend whichever sessions interest you.
- Virtual Event