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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.


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Upcoming Events
  • Jun 8 - Jun 14 State 4-H Horse Show The Georgia State 4-H Horse Show is held each June at the Agricenter in Perry, Georgia. There are no qualifying shows, and you can enter the State Show simply by being a member of your local 4-H club, owning or leasing your horse by March 1 of the current year, and completing the Novice Horseman workbook, which can be obtained through your local county extension office. Classes are offered in five divisions: Stock Seat (Western) Ranch Horse (Western) Hunt Seat (English) Saddle Seat (English) Contest Events (Running) All classes are offered in three grade groups: Cloverleaf (4th grade, 5th and 6th grade students with limited experience) Junior (5th and 6th grade students with demonstrated skills, 7th – 8th grade students) Senior (9th – 12th grade students) A champion and reserve champion are named in each division and age category. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/additional-opportunities-by-species/ Perry, GA - (122.0 Miles)
  • Jun 8 Growing Fruit Trees: Apples, Pear, Plums, Peaches, &Figs Learn how to grow fruit trees, site preparation, pest control, and overall management. Perry, GA - (76.0 Miles)
  • Jun 10 Green Thumb Virtual Lectures: Water-wise Gardening This month, the lecture will take place online using Zoom (for more information about Zoom, visit zoom.com). Anyone is welcome to attend. This class is a part of Athens-Clarke County Extension's Green Thumb Lectures, our 2020 free monthly gardening class series. It will include an informative presentation on topics including the importance of water conservation, methods for stewarding water efficiently in your garden, and managing evaporative water loss. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. The Zoom meeting room will open up at 5:45 with the presentation starting at 6:00pm . Please make sure to register as you will be emailed the Zoom link to attend the online meeting closer to time. We hope you can attend! For any questions, please email Laura Ney at lney@uga.edu. Bogart, GA - (22.0 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!


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