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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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Due to COVID-19, the schedule for the census self-response has been extended to October 31. Complete it today by mail, telephone or online.

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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

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Egg Candling Class

Date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch is on your own.
Location: Oconee Fall Line Technical College / Dubose Porter Center, 360 Pinehill Road, Dublin, Georgia 31021

Do You Want to Sell Your Farm Eggs?

Georgians who want to produce and legally sell eggs must comply with the Georgia Egg Law and obtain an egg candling certificate/license to sell from the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

Egg candling certification is obtained by successfully completing an Egg Candling course, which includes a written examination and a hands-on candling examination, which are both administered by Georgia Department Agriculture representatives. The recommended study materials to successfully complete the Egg Candling Course include the Georgia Egg Law and the USDA Federal Egg-Grading Manual. Study materials will be emailed to all registered participants.

Participants must pre-register by calling the UGA Extension office in Laurens County at 478-272-2277. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no on-site registrations are allowed. Space is limited to 20 participants. There is no cost for the class.


Egg Candling Class Flyer

As of Monday, August 3, 2020, the Laurens County Extension office has resumed normal operations.

We encourage you to wear a mask and practice social distancing while visiting the Extension office.

 

The University of Georgia Extension Laurens County is a Federal-State-County-Local partnership.  We deliver lifelong learning across the county through science-based programs in agriculture and the environment, family well-being, and 4-H youth development. For more than a century, we've provided research and education through a network of committed specialists, agents and volunteers to help Georgians learn, grow and do more.

Contact

uge3175@uga.edu

478-272-2277

1511A Telfair Street, Dublin, Georgia  31021

Hours

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed for Lunch (Noon to 1 p.m.)


Upcoming Events
  • Oct 22 ServSafe 2-day Training University of Georgia Cooperative Extension/Henry County provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office.
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  • Oct 26 How to Avoid the Halloween Sugar Rush Healthy Halloween tips to help you and your family resist the urge of overindulging in Halloween candy!
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  • Oct 27 Honey Bee Disaster Assistance Workshop Please join us and learn about the services offered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) as it relates to your apiary during this FREE webinar. County Executive Director of the Lamar-Henry Georgia office, Haley Vickery, will discuss the assistance program offered to commercial beekeepers. Attendees will learn about eligible losses including colony collapse and have the opportunity to begin their application process for the 2021 year. You must pre-register to receive the Zoom link by emailing Brooklyne.wassel@uga.edu
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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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