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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

 

Welcome to Madison County!

Located only 17 miles northeast of Athens-Clarke County and the University of Georgia, Madison County covers 285 square miles in the Piedmont region of Northeast Georgia. Madison County's number one industry is agriculture. According to the 2019 UGA Farm Gate Report, Madison County is #8 in agricultural production, with a total farm gate value of more than $256 Million.

Much of the agriculture in the county is centered around Georgia's large poultry industry, but Madison County also has a diversified agriculture, with many acres devoted to beef cattle, goats, and sheep; hay, soybeans, and small grains; as well as timber production and several small vegetable farms that raise produce for farmers markets.


From Our Blog
Hot, dry conditions can stress a landscape
Hot, dry conditions can stress a landscape Posted by Carole Knight on Jun 8, 2021 We might not have quite made it to the first official day of summer, but temperatures have certainly reached into summer levels. High temperatures, combined with dry weather, pose a threat to home landscapes. Vegetable gardens, lawns, and even trees and shrubs are all susceptible to the effects of heat...
Stop the Insanity! Putting Forage Quality First
Stop the Insanity! Putting Forage Quality First Posted by Carole Knight on Jun 8, 2021 Here we are once again at the beginning of another hay season.  Hay producers anxiously sit at the starting line glued to their smartphone weather app or favorite tv weather-man waiting for that golden window to get their grass mowed, dried, baled and put up before a rain.  Often this...
Pond Algae – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Posted by Carole Knight on Jun 8, 2021 When the weather warms up and folks begin to dig out their fishing poles to go drop a line in their favorite pond, I start getting calls about pond weeds. If there’s a thick mat of bubbly yellow-green substance floating on the surface of the pond, or the pond appears...
Make Thyme for Herbs in your Garden
Make Thyme for Herbs in your Garden Posted by Carole Knight on Jun 8, 2021 Back in the 60s, Simon & Garfunkel sang about parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Today, the list of herbs found in gardens would fill up the whole song. For centuries, herbs have been used for food and medicine. Today they are still used for seasoning food, providing pleasant fragrance, and...
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Upcoming Events
  • Jun 24 ELEVATE your Relationship through Project F.R.E.E. Are you looking to "elevate" your relationship with your partner? Wherever you are in your relationship, let us help you get to the next level! ELEVATE is a no cost relationship education program for all couples in committed relationships. During our 12-hour program, you and your partner will engage in fun activities with other couples and learn skills you can use to: -Better manage stress -Strengthen your connection with each other -Deal with differences in healthy ways -"Elevate" the quality of your relationships Apply for a workshop and join the hundreds of other Georgia couples we have already helped to achieve their relationship goals! Great incentives will be awarded throughout the workshops.
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  • Jun 25 - Jun 26 Dean's Award Interviews 4-H Event
    • Athens, GA - (16.0 Miles)
  • Jun 25 - Jun 26 State Congress Foods Lab and Performing Arts Presentations 4-H Event
    • Eatonton, GA - (58.0 Miles)
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Madison County 4-H Fundraisers

Our 4-H'ers work hard throughout the year to raise funds to attend camps, group competitions, and other great events that help develop them into better people and future leaders.  We will update our website and social media with reminders of upcoming fundraisers.  Please help these students by contributing.

If you would like to make a generous donation towards our general Extension and 4-H funds, or designate funds to a specific activity like summer camp, please contact our office.


What is UGA Extension?

UGA Extension is a partnership (Cooperation) between The University of Georgia,
the U. S. Department of Agriculture, and individual counties. UGA Extension delivers current research conducted at universities and research farms to the citizens of each county based on their individual needs. This delivery system allows UGA Extension to be on the forefront of food safety, technology, research, and education; keeping Georgia’s economy strong and making life better for Georgians. Visit the UGA Extension website to find out more!


EXCITE Grant
EXCITE Grant USDA and CDC partnered to create the Extension Collaborative on Immunization Teaching and Engagement (EXCITE) program. By Courtney Cameron | Published: 6/24/2021
Managing Mosquitoes
Managing Mosquitoes Use this five-step process for safely and effectively managing mosquitoes. By James Murphy | Published: 6/24/2021
2021 Ratcliffe Scholars
2021 Ratcliffe Scholars Four CAES students were named Ratcliffe Scholars and all have chosen opportunities unique to their educational and professional goals. By Caroline Hinton | Published: 6/23/2021
Stop, Read, Apply
Stop, Read, Apply Using pesticides is safe and legal but requires following label directions in their entirety. By James Morgan | Published: 6/22/2021

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