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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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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.


From Our Blog
Support the 4-H Fruit Tree Sale
Support the 4-H Fruit Tree Sale Posted by Carole Knight on Oct 14, 2020 Each year the Madison County 4-H holds a Fruit Tree Sale. Orders, with payment, are due by November 6th to the Madison County Extension Office. Trees will be available for pick up on November 20th for 9am-6pm. All sales are final and the buyer is strongly encouraged to follow guidelines...
Cooler weather brings fall insects Posted by Carole Knight on Oct 14, 2020 The onset of cooler temperatures often brings unwanted pests into our homes.  Several species of ants look to enter homes during colder weather to overwinter. Also, more pleasant temperatures outside bring people outdoors which can mean more interaction with wasps and yellowjackets.  The following article by Emily Cabrera, public relations...
Want to plant a fall vegetable garden? Posted by Carole Knight on Oct 14, 2020 School has started back, football season is beginning, summer vegetable harvest is coming to an end and temperatures are starting to be more tolerable.  These are all signs that fall is just around the corner. As summer vegetables stop producing, it’s time to start planning and preparing fall gardens. Cool-season...
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...
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Upcoming Events
  • Oct 27 Parenting Education Week 4 The Gateway Center and UGA Crisp County Extension are working together to bring you a parenting workshop! This class is perfect for foster parents or needed education hours for parents. Topics include: The Philosophy and Practices of Nurturing Parenting, Ages and Stages of Growth Infants and Toddlers, Ways to Enhance Positive Brain Development in Children & Teens, Communication, Building Self-Worth in Children, Understanding Feelings, Understanding and Developing Family Morals, Values, and Rules, Praising Children and their Behavior, Alternatives to Spanking, and Learning Positive Ways to deal with Stress and Anger. Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwocOGrqzwiHdK8Md5ur6qJQ4yOz5KC-3w6 to get the information.
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  • Oct 27 - Nov 3 Backyard Poultry Basics UGA Carroll County will be hosting a Backyard Poultry Basics webinar series focusing on breeds and breeding, flock nutrition, diseases and biosecurity, housing and predator management, egg production and poultry processing.
    • Virtual Event
  • 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
    • Virtual Event
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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!


Radon test kits available from UGA Cooperative Extension
Radon test kits available from UGA Cooperative Extension Protect your health By Cal Powell | Published: 10/27/2020
Hospitality Student Internships
Hospitality Student Internships Students get firsthand learning as industry adapts during COVID-19. By Josh Paine | Published: 10/26/2020
Striking species has golden webs, snacks on some stink bugs.
Striking species has golden webs, snacks on some stink bugs. Discovered in Georgia seven years ago, the Asian spider is settling in. By Beth Gavrilles | Published: 10/26/2020
DDDI Goes International
DDDI Goes International The software can identify pests and provide rapid diagnosis on food shipments. By Ashley Crain | Published: 10/26/2020

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