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What's happening in Mitchell County?

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4-H Summer Camp
Agriculture in Mitchell County
eLearning with UGA SNAP-Ed
Georgia SAFE - Shooting Awareness Fun & Education
Walk Georgia - Move More. Live More.
Georgia 4-H
Soil samples
Household Water Quality
4-H Project Achievement
Eat Healthy. Be Active.

Extension News
Beyond Hemp
Beyond Hemp UGA horticulture experts offer advice on growing medicinal herbs in landscapes and gardens. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 2/20/2020
Rural Stress
Rural Stress Weather and finances top farmers’ sources of stress By Maria M. Lameiras, Merritt Melancon | Published: 2/19/2020
Capitol 4-H Day 2020
Capitol 4-H Day 2020 UGA Extension has held 4-H Day at the state Capitol for more than 30 years. By Maria M. Lameiras, Merritt Melancon, Cristina deRevere | Published: 2/14/2020
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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 25 - Feb 26 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 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, both days. $140.00 Americus, GA - (59.0 Miles)
  • Mar 11 - Mar 12 Step Up and Lead at UGA Tifton Campus Georgia Student Leadership Conference: -designed and facilitated by youth development professionals -for 4th-8th grade students -features hands-on, engaging workshops -builds leadership, public speaking, teamwork, and collaboration skills Tifton, GA - (51.0 Miles)
  • Mar 14 Southwest Georgia Small Ruminant Workshop Hands-on education for beginner goat and sheep owners. Hear from local county agents and small ruminant experts. Topics include FAMACHA certification and parasite control, animal handling, hoof trimming, drenching, first aid, health troubleshooting, and injections. Also how to prepare for breeding and kidding/lambing, and managing nutrition with feed, hay, and pasture. Located at the Tift County Livestock Multi-Purpose Building, behind the Tift County Extension Office. Pre-register by calling 229-482-3895 or e-mailing uge4173@uga.edu. Cost is $20 at the door. Tifton, GA - (44.0 Miles)
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Contact the Mitchell County Extension Coordinator
Brian Hayes
Brian Hayes Agriculture & Natural Resources hayesbw@uga.edu 229-336-2066