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UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

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Due to COVID-19, the schedule for the census self-response has been extended to October 31. Complete it today by mail, telephone or online.

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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

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Construction of Justice Center Drive is complete and you can visit us at our office there.  


Paulding County UGA Extension links the resources of the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and Paulding County to provide educational programs, information, and assistance to citizens. Paulding County UGA Extension helps citizens by addressing the following initiatives:

  • Conservation and Management of Natural Resources
  • Agriculture Programming and Research Opportunities
  • Landscaping and Gardening
  • Water Quality
  • Youth Leadership
  • 4-H Youth Development Program
  • Service Learning / Citizenship
  • Family and Economic Well-Being

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Upcoming Events
Aug 11 - Oct 30 Paulding County T-shirt Pre-Order Dallas, GA Show off your 4-H spirit with our 2020-2021 county t-shirt. Please complete the pre-order form and mail or drop off your payment of cash or check to the Paulding County Extension Office located at 530 W Memorial Drive Dallas GA 30132. Please make checks payable to Paulding County 4-H. You may make a Visa/MasterCard payment in person or by phone at 770-443-7616. Our office hours are Monday - Friday from 8 am - 5 pm, but note we are closed for lunch from 12 - 1 pm. NO PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE SCHOOLS! All t-shirts are adult sizes, small through XL $12, 2X and 5X are $14. Deadline for orders and payment is FRIDAY, October 30th at 5 pm. T-shirts will be delivered at club meetings or available for pick up in our office.
Sep 11 - Oct 2 4-H Middle School Club Registration Dallas, GA Paulding County 4-H is now accepting enrollment for students in grades 6th-8th grade with club meetings starting in late September and Early October. To register your student, you'll need to follow the links below for enrollment. Enrollment Link: https://secure.georgia4h.org/enrollment/register/?county=Paulding%20County *Face to face learners will select their current middle school as "Club Name" and "School Name". Face to face learners will also need to complete the 4-H Club Permission form provided below. *Virtual Learners will select "Virtual Club / All Middle Schools as their Club Name and their district appointed school as "School Name' *Homeschool learners will select "Homeschool" for both Club Name and School Name.
Sep 23 Snakes in Georgia Dallas, GA Daniel Sollenberger, Senior Wildlife Biologist with Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Conservation Section will help us learn about common snakes in northwest Georgia.
Sep 24 Paulding County Rivers Alive Stream Cleanup Dallas, GA Paulding County Cooperative Extension/4-H along with the City of Dallas and Keep Paulding Beautiful invite 4-H'ers to join us for our annual Rivers Alive Cleanup at White Oak Park on Friday, September 24 at 10 am. Meet to sign in at the pavilion. Parents are welcome to help with the cleanup as well! All volunteers, youth and adults, need to complete a medical release, photo release and liability waiver (this form must be signed by a parent if the participant is under 18 years of age) and return this form to the Paulding County Extension Office by Friday, September 9 at 5 pm. The first 25 volunteers to register by returning the medical release, photo release, and liability waiver will receive a Rivers Alive neck gaitor/mask! Registration packets for 4-H'ers are available in this calendar event, Adults should contact the office to request a registration packet.
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Extension News
  • International ADS Partnership International ADS Partnership UGA animal and dairy science class forms new collaboration with animal science institute in China. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 9/17/2020
  • Milkweed Pests Milkweed Pests Milkweed can attract insects that are not so welcome. By Becky Griffin | Published: 9/17/2020
  • Meat Processing Safety Meat Processing Safety The project aims to verify the effectiveness of many of the approved cleaners and sanitizers for inactivating SARS-CoV-2 during plant processing and sanitation operations. By Maria M. Lameiras, Joe Montgomery | Published: 9/16/2020
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Extension Publications
  • 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.
  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
  • 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.
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