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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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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
Nov 17 - Dec 17 4-H BB Team Registration Dallas, GA BB Team is a part of Georgia 4-H S.A.F.E. which helps 4-H youth in grades 5-8 develop self-concept, character, and personal growth through involvement in shooting activities. Registration is currently open-Practices will begin in January 2020. The following forms need to be completed for each 4-H'er: Code of Conduct: https://secure.georgia4h.org/documents/CodeOfConduct.pdf Medical Information and Release Form: https://secure.georgia4h.org/documents/MedicalForm.pdf Online enrollment: https://secure.georgia4h.org/enrollment/register?county=Paulding%20County Virtual Programs: Electronic Consent for Programs/Activities Involving Minors: https://secure.georgia4h.org/documents/4_H_Electronic_Consent_Minor.pdf Virtual Programs: Participation Agreement and Waiver Form: https://secure.georgia4h.org/documents/4-HParticipationAgreementWaiverFormMediaReleaseOnline.pdf Once you complete the forms, you can email them to our office at uge2223@uga.edu.
Dec 7 STEAM Holiday Camp for 4-H'ers Dallas, GA Taught by McKinley’s 4-H STEAM Project Club. This camp will allow participants to learn about 3D printing and a simple way to use art to cope during these stressful times. 4-Hers learn about STEAM, creativity, teamwork, project development, and entrepreneurship and make some really cool holiday ornaments. This is a two-part event for 5th- 8th grade Paulding County 4-H'ers. It will begin on Monday, December 7. The second session will be on Monday, December 14. Both sessions will be from 4 pm - 6 pm. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
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  • Doster Harper Doster Harper Now a junior at the University of Georgia, Harper was named president of the 2020-21 National FFA Officer Team. By Josh Paine | Published: 12/1/2020
  • 4-H annual awards 4-H annual awards Georgia 4-H Director Arch Smith presents annual honors during virtual awards ceremony. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 11/30/2020
  • Food Waste Food Waste Smaller households tend to waste more food, according to a study by UGA economists. By Josh Paine | Published: 11/25/2020
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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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