October 12, 2019 Adopt-A-Wetland volunteer training
McIntosh County Extension invites the public to an Adopt-A-Wetland volunteer training on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Fort King George from 9:00am -1:00pm. The training is free and open to the public.
Coastal Georgia Adopt-A-Wetland is a program of University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. Through this program, volunteers are trained to be citizen scientists. Volunteers collect data monthly to monitor wetland health. The training will cover chemical testing (pH, dissolved oxygen) and biological monitoring of aquatic macroinvertebrates, as well as more advanced data collection options.
McIntosh County is composed of 45% wetland ecosystem – the highest density of wetlands of all the coastal Georgia counties (DNR, 2012). Adopt-A-Wetland volunteers help expand the reach of monitoring efforts to more of Georgia’s wetlands. Volunteers can perform data collection from any location in the county where they can access the site monthly – private docks or public access points.
To register for the training contact Luke Roberson, Adopt-A-Wetland Coordinator: 912-598-2446.
September 23 - October 31, 2019 SolarSMART interviews
The SolarSMART Project at the University of Georgia, funded by the United States Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, in partnership with UGA Cooperative Extension Service is seeking assistance from residents of McIntosh County to participate in a study to understand why everyday Americans do or do not adopt solar technologies for their homes.
Maggie Van Cantfort, McIntosh County 4-H Agent, is working with Dr. Jacqueline Hettel Tidwell, Director of SolarSMART, to collect these stories in 115 of Georgia's 159 counties. The interviews will be analyzed to develop a better understanding of Georgian’s perspectives on solar energy. We are seeking 20 residents of McIntosh County to participate in a brief 30 minute interview for this study. Home owners, renters, and participants of all economic levels are invited to participate.
If you are interested in sharing your story regarding why you have or have not adopted solar energy options for your home or business, please contact the McIntosh County Extension office to schedule an appointment: 912-437-6651.
Any questions regarding the SolarSMART Project, its funding, or recent findings related to this study can be directed to Dr. Hettel Tidwell at Jacqueline.Tidwell@uga.edu.
Bee Club meets the first Monday of every month.
The next Bee Club meeting will be from 6:00-7:30 on June 3, 2019 at the Ashantilly Center. Hope to see you there!
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.
Nov 16 - Nov 17 Junior Conference for 6-8th graders Junior Conference for 6-8th graders Eatonton, GA
Nov 16 Fall Sheep & Goat Field Day Participants will be able to participate in lecture and hands-on sessions: Lecture sessions include: -Feeding and finishing winter lambs -Multi-species grazing -Reproductive management -Conducting your own fecal egg counts Hands-on sessions include: -CIDRs -Vaccinations -Conformation -Body Condition Scoring -Hoof Trimming -Working with herding dogs Fort Valley, GA
Nov 18 - Nov 19 Manager ServSafe Training UGA Sumter County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service 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. The training is from 8:30am - 5:00pm, both days. $140.00 Americus, GA