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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

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 2017 UGA Farm Gate Report, Madison County is #2 in agricultural production, with a total farm gate value of more than $520 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.


72nd Annual Madison County Fair Exhibit Competition

September 22nd - 26th 2020

If you are interested in entering a craft, canned good, sewing, crochet, knitting, or artwork, please see the information below.

Check in for exhibits will be Friday, September 18th from 2-6pm or Saturday, September 19th from 2-5pm. More details listed in the 2020 Fair Exhibit Information Sheet.

2020 Fair Exhibit Information Sheet

List of Divisions & Classes


From Our Blog
Precision Ag Calibration Workshop – Thursday Sept 10
Precision Ag Calibration Workshop – Thursday Sept 10 Posted by Carole Knight on Sep 3, 2020 There are many pieces of equipment that farmers utilize to distribute either plants, fertilizers or pesticides to their fields and crops.  Ensuring that equipment is putting out the right amount is critical.  Which is why making sure your equipment is calibrated is key. Calibration is the process of measuring and...
Improving Mental Wellness- 8 Steps for a Healthier Mind Posted by Bradley Averill on Aug 28, 2020 The World Health Organization defines Mental Wellness as a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. Mental wellness is...
Time for cattlemen to prep for winter
Time for cattlemen to prep for winter Posted by Carole Knight on Aug 18, 2020 This time of the year I am usually busy trying to frantically preserve the bounty from our summer garden.  Canning, dehydrating and freezing the fruits and vegetables that my family and I will enjoy during the winter. Forage producers are doing the same. Working through the summer to preserve the...
Pond Weed Management
Pond Weed Management Posted by Carole Knight on Aug 18, 2020 The number of calls related to weed problems in ponds always increases in the hot summer months. This has certainly been the case this year. Warm temperatures have pond weeds growing like – well, WEEDS!  Here are few suggestions to help you keep pond weed issues under control or, if...
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Upcoming Events
  • Sep 19 - Sep 20 State Forestry Field Day Contest 4-H Event
    • Eatonton, GA - (58.0 Miles)
  • Sep 21 - Sep 26 Virtual Invitational Sheep and Goat Skill-A-Thon Put your sheep and goat knowledge to the test! The Virtual Invitational Sheep & Goat Skill-A-Thon is open to everyone of all ages (adults too!)! The Skill-A-Thon will consist of four components: multiple choice questions, picture ID stations, judging, and a situation response. This is a FREE contest! The registration deadline is midnight on September 17th. The Skill-A-Thon will be open from September 21-26th and can be taken at anytime. We just have one question for you...are EWE ready?!
    • Virtual Event
    • Eatonton, GA - (88.0 Miles)
  • Sep 21 - Sep 22 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.
    • Waynesboro, GA - (104.0 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!


Extension News
  • International ADS Partnership International ADS Partnership UGA animal and dairy science class forms new collaboration with animal science institute in China. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 9/17/2020
  • Milkweed Pests Milkweed Pests Milkweed can attract insects that are not so welcome. By Becky Griffin | Published: 9/17/2020
  • Meat Processing Safety Meat Processing Safety The project aims to verify the effectiveness of many of the approved cleaners and sanitizers for inactivating SARS-CoV-2 during plant processing and sanitation operations. By Maria M. Lameiras, Joe Montgomery | Published: 9/16/2020
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