The Marion County Cooperative Extension Office is aware of the current situation concerning COVID-19. The health and safety of the individuals and families in our community is our highest priority.
AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2020, THE UGA EXTENSION- MARION COUNTY OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. ALL STAFF ARE TELEWORKING AT THIS TIME.
IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF EXTENSION SERVICES DURING THIS TIME, PLEASE CALL MARION COUNTY EXTENSION COORDINATOR, MATT MURDOCH, AT (229) 314-5459.
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.
We are also recommending everyone follow the guidelines set by The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America: 15 Days to Slow the Spread and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
These Recommendations include:
- If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
- If you are an older person, stay home and away from other people.
- If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.
- Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to stop the spread of the coronavirus:
- Work or engage in schooling from home whenever possible.
- If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule. You and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.
- Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
- Avoid eating or drinking in bars, restaurants, and food courts – use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options.
- Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits.
- Do not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
- Practice good hygiene:
- Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
- Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.
Marion County Cooperative Extension
The Marion County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education.
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Virtual Livestock Educational Resources Georgia 4-H offers virtual livestock educational resources and contests
Online School Garden Workshop Four one-hour presentations will cover topics
Distinguished Professorship Poultry immunologist Rami Dalloul will perform research targeting costly pathogens and diseases that are critical to the Georgia poultry sector.
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 - (48.0 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 - (84.0 Miles)
Jun 12 Lunch & Learn: Hurricane Preparation - Making a Plan Free virtual learning session with Jessica Warren, ANR Agent. This is a one hour class designed to provide an educational learning opportunity for our community on a topic relevant to the coastal Georgia environment. This is a series of classes that will be held once a month on the second Friday of each month June through December. Classes will be held 12-1pm. Classes are free and open to the public. Registration is required for each session desired. A press release with all offered classes is attached. An email will be sent with the link to attend each individual session on the day prior to the class. Perry, GA - (196.0 Miles)
Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.