Currently, the McIntosh County Extension office is open daily with limited staff. Our normal hours are M-F, 8a-12p, 1p-5p unless otherwise posted.
Some Extension personnel are working remotely and are still available to serve you by phone, email, and by appointment for specific services. Please call 912-437-6651 for assistance/appointment. We kindly ask that you wear a mask when visiting our office.
All in-person 4-H activities and Extension programs are cancelled/postponed or moved online when possible until further notice. (as of May 27, 2020)
Community Resources during COVID-19:
- Darien United Methodist Church is providing emergency food boxes for senior citizens in need. Call 912 223 4470.
- Second Harvest Mobile Food Bank first Saturday of the month at Leisure Services building in Darien, organized by First Credit Hill Baptist Church.
- North McIntosh Community Food Bank, Morgan's Chapel United Methodist Church, 3308 Shellman Bluff Rd, 1p-3p June 24, July 22, Aug 26, Sept 23, Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 16.
Mental & Emotional Health Support
Get help coping with stress, anxiety, depression or other challenges in this very challenging time: https://www.mhageorgia.org/getting-help/
Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support line: 866-399-8938
Georgia Coastal Health District COVID resources and information
COVID-19 Testing Call Center: 912-230-9744
Call Center Hours:
- Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Financial & Business Support
UGA Small Business Development Center:
https://www.georgiasbdc.org/ Brunswick location: (912) 264-7343
IRS COVID Economic Impact Payments:
Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Daily Status Report
COVID-19 GIS HUB
CDC novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 fact sheets and posters
Proper and frequent hand washing, along with physical distancing, is the #1 way that we can ALL prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other germs.
Please Wash Your Paws!
We currently accept cash and checks only for program fees, service fees, and donations. Please make checks payable to McIntosh County Extension/4H.
Extension Serves the Entire Community
McIntosh County Extension offers a wealth of information and services for residents of our county. County Extension Coordinator and trained support staff provide educational programs as well as a number of services.
Our 4-H agent creates and organizes youth educational programs including competitive events which will assist young people to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills through experiential learning.
Our Agriculture and Natural Resources programs provide research-based information, educational programming and resources to homeowners and commercial clientele in areas of landscape maintenance, pest control, wildlife control, vegetable and fruit production, annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, turf-grass and alternative agriculture production.
We can also offer and design educational programs for Family and Consumer Science community needs, provide research based information you can trust on money, home, health, food and family, and assist families on a budget to learn to eat healthy.
Sep 21 - Sep 26 Virtual Invitational Sheep and Goat Skill-A-Thon Put your sheep and goat knowledge to the test! The Virtual Invitational Sheep & Goat Skill-A-Thon is open to everyone of all ages (adults too!)! The Skill-A-Thon will consist of four components: multiple choice questions, picture ID stations, judging, and a situation response. This is a FREE contest! The registration deadline is midnight on September 17th. The Skill-A-Thon will be open from September 21-26th and can be taken at anytime. We just have one question for you...are EWE ready?!
- Virtual Event
Sep 21 - Sep 22 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.
- Waynesboro, GA
Sep 22 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. Event Website: http://extension.uga.edu/calendar/?containstext=servsafe
- Moultrie, GA