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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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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

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Pickens County Extension Office

 

What is UGA Extension?

A partnership of the University of Georgia, the U. S. Department of Agriculture and counties of the state cooperating. UGA Extension is on the forefront of food safety, technology, research, and education; keeping Georgia’s economy strong and making life better for Georgians. Learn more about Extension.

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

- Family and Economic Well-Being
- Conservation and Management of Natural Resources
- Agriculture Programming and Research Opportunities
- Improving Nutrition, Diet and Health
- Water Quality
- Youth Leadership
- 4-H Youth Development Program
- Service Learning / Citizenship


Mission

To extend lifelong learning from The University of Georgia to the everyday lives of Georgians through current, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.


Extension News
  • Shrub Recommendations Shrub Recommendations When selecting plants for your space, take your time to fully evaluate the space and select plants that will both thrive and provide you with powerful visual stimuli. By Sheri Dorn, KimToal | Published: 6/29/2020
  • Produce Safety Produce Safety UGA expert developed an online calculator and simulator to help educate farmers and Extension agents with necessary actions related to the water quality component of the Produce Safety Rule in the Food Safety Modernization Act. By Josh Paine | Published: 5/21/2020
  • Birds thrive on farms Birds thrive on farms A new UGA study shows native birds and farmers find mutual benefits in biodiversity. By Sadie Lackey | Published: 4/16/2020
  • Post-storm landscape care Post-storm landscape care Heavy winds leave landscapes littered with downed trees and debris. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 4/14/2020
  • Non-perishable Food Non-perishable Food UGA Extension expert says keep your family healthy by stocking foods from "MyPlate." By Barbara Worley | Published: 4/13/2020
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