Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Daily Status Report
https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report Updated at noon daily.
McIntosh County Extension office is still open with regular business hours: 8:00a - noon, 1:00p - 5:00p M-F.
All Georgia schools and school related activies are closed through April 24, therefore, all 4-H activities and Extension programs are cancelled/postponed until further notice. (as of March 26, 2020)
Community Resources for COVID-19 homebound support:
- McIntosh County School District is providing meal pick-up for ALL students at two locations, TGES and South Newport Baptist Church, every Monday and Wednesday throughout the closure. Students must be present to receive the meals. Pick up at each location is 4:30p - 7:00p.
- Darien United Methodist Church is providing emergency food boxes for senior citizens in need. Call 912 223 4470.
Proper and frequent hand washing, along with social 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.
Mar 27 - Mar 29 (Postponed) State 4-H Hippology Contest The primary objective of the Hippology Contest is to provide in a friendly but competitive setting, an opportunity for youth enrolled in 4-H to demonstrate the breadth of their knowledge and understanding of equine science and management, and in particular the practical application of this knowledge and skill. This activity will provide the 4-H horse project members the opportunity to utilize knowledge and skills developed from other project activities such as Quiz Bowl, horse judging, speaking and demonstrations, and general horse program. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/hippology/ Athens, GA
Mar 28 - Mar 29 (Postponed) State 4-H Horse Judging Contest Contestants judge eight classes, four conformation and four performance classes. In addition, they give 2-4 sets of reasons to justify their placings and explain their decisions. 4-H’ers not only learn the basics of judging and placing horses, they also learn the valuable life skills of decision making, critical thinking, organization, teamwork, competition, public speaking, and self confidence. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/horse/ Athens, GA
Mar 28 - Mar 29 (Postponed) State 22 Silhouette Match State 22 Silhouette Match Eatonton, GA