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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 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
Fall is the time for planting fruit trees
Fall is the time for planting fruit trees Posted by Carole Knight on Oct 25, 2021 Harvesting fresh fruit from your home orchard can be a delicious way to add beauty, taste, and variety to your landscape and diet. The best time to plant fruit trees in Georgia is in the fall. “Growing fresh fruit can be rewarding and fun but can also provide its share...
Baits provide effective fire ant control Posted by Carole Knight on Oct 25, 2021 Fire ants are the most common insect pest of home lawns. Fire ant control is a never-ending battle in the South, but there are steps you can take to keep your lawn and landscape relatively free of these troublesome pests. The easiest, cheapest, most effective thing you can do to...
Joro spiders are here to stay
Joro spiders are here to stay Posted by Carole Knight on Oct 25, 2021 Since they were first discovered in 2013, East Asian Joro spiders — which are native to China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan — have shown up in force in Northeast Georgia.  In the eight years since that first siting, Joro spiders have been found in 23 Georgia counties and South Carolina....
Habits of successful cattle producers
Habits of successful cattle producers Posted by Carole Knight on Oct 25, 2021 I have been with UGA Extension for 15 years and in that time, I have had the opportunity to travel and visit with cattlemen from around the state and country.  Large or small, the successful producers all have a few things in common, but probably not the things you are...
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Upcoming Events
  • Dec 3 - Dec 5 Project SAFE Certified Coaches' Training 4-H SAFE training
    • Eatonton, GA - (58.0 Miles)
  • Dec 4 Living Well Rockdale's Virtual Healthy Holiday Summit Have your pie and eat it too! Join UGA Extension and the Living Well Rockdale team for a fun morning aimed to get you in the holiday spirit and equip you and your family to enjoy it without guilt! Come for one session or all five! We'll have stretching, "reindeer games", walking fitness, and holiday recipe ideas! Schedule: 9:00 - Welcome 9:15 - Jolly without the Jiggle (Healthy Holiday Eating) 10:00 - Walking in a Winter Wonderland (Walking Fitness) 10:30 - Stretch from Head to Mistle-toe (Stretch and Flex) 11:00 - Hands-on Holiday Treats (Cook-a-long) 11:30 - Reindeer Games & Snow-ga (Fit Family Fun) RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/LWRholidaysummit
    • Virtual Event
  • Dec 9 Practicing Self-Care This 2-hour session will focus on how caring for yourself is important for your health, and it is directly related to your ability to care for others. The class will be offered in-person with limited seats and virtually via ZOOM. The ZOOM link will be sent to those wanting to participate virtually once you register for the class.
    • Watkinsville, GA - (27.0 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!


Burton’s 75-year Celebration
Burton’s 75-year Celebration Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island recently celebrated 75 years of operation as an important hub for environmental education in southeast Georgia. By Josie Smith | Published: 12/1/2021
ACC Sculpture
ACC Sculpture Sculpture for UGA Extension in Athens-Clarke County inspires community members to treat the planet with respect. By Carly Alyse Mirabile | Published: 11/30/2021
New Bacteria Species
New Bacteria Species Similar to a known pathogen, the new species causes disease in onion seedlings. By Leonor Sierra | Published: 11/29/2021
Holiday Gift Guide
Holiday Gift Guide With supply chain issues affecting businesses worldwide, a great solution for consumers is to shop local when gift hunting this holiday season. By Leslie Matos | Published: 11/26/2021

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