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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.


MADICO MADE Recipe ContestShow off your best recipe featuring food products produced in Madison County, Georgia!

2021 Recipe Contest

Contest Rules

1. Madison County students in grades K—12 are eligible to enter.

2. Find or create a recipe.  Make the recipe your own by changing ingredients to make it as healthy as possible. The main ingredient must be a product that Madison County produces - examples include  chicken, eggs, dairy, beef, pork, strawberries, blueberries, honey, wheat, etc.  Some of our local farms are listed on the information sheet and also help sponsor the contest.  They are willing for you to call, introduce yourself and learn more about the product(s) that they grow here locally.

3. Recipes must include:  amount of ingredients,  the number of servings it makes and directions for preparing the recipe.

4. Take a picture of your homemade recipe on a serving plate.

5. Recipes will be judged on NUTRITION, APPEAL, CREATIVITY, RECIPE PRESENTATION (how you write it up), AND RECIPE CONTENT (what is in the recipe).

6. Prizes will be awarded for first place in the following age divisions: K -3rd    4th-6th    7th-8th    9th-12th.

7. Recipe submissions and picture of completed dish are due by Monday, Feb. 1, 2021  to uge1191@uga.edu or dropped off to the Madison County Extension Office at 97 Sunset Drive in Danielsville no later than Feb. 1, 2021 before 5:00pm.


From Our Blog
2021 Corn & Soybean Production Meetings Posted by Carole Knight on Jan 8, 2021 The University of Georgia Grains Team would like to invite you to attend our annual corn and soybean county production meetings virtually. Specialist from the University of Georgia Extension Grains Team will discuss current topics covering agronomics, fertility, irrigation, pestcontrol, and economics with results from recent field trials. All of...
UGA Webinar Series: Sportfish Pond Management
UGA Webinar Series: Sportfish Pond Management Posted by Carole Knight on Jan 8, 2021 Join us for our next UGA Extension Webinar as Steven Patrick explains Sportfish Pond Management LIVE online at http://agwebinars.net/uga-pond-mgmt/?sr=ex-nl-listserv Thursday, January 14th, 10:30 a.m.
Soil testing season Posted by Carole Knight on Nov 12, 2020 “To every thing there is a season.” And fall is the season to soil test. Soils tests provide information on the soil’s actual nutrient status. Fall is a preferred time to take soil tests if one suspects a soil pH problem and wants to avoid the spring rush. Fall soil...
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...
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Upcoming Events
  • Jan 20 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.
    • Sandersville, GA - (85.0 Miles)
  • Jan 23 - Jan 24 State 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Qualifier https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/quiz-bowl/
    • Athens, GA - (16.0 Miles)
  • Jan 23 Lake Country Beekeeping Short Course This ZOOM delivered Short Course will provide the information necessary for a beginning beekeeper to begin their journey into the fascinating world of beekeeping.
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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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2021 President's Medal
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2020 Hay Contest Winners
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