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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

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.


  • Pollution Affects Adolescent Development Pollution Affects Adolescent Development Study of Chinese adolescents shows that air pollution has adverse effects on soft-skill development. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 2/10/2021
  • Radon Action Month Radon Action Month UGA Radon Program urges Georgians to test for radon this January. By Pamela R. Turner | Published: 1/1/2021
  • Center pivot maintenance Center pivot maintenance Irrigation system maintenance during the winter months is very important because it can ensure the system’s longevity. By Cale Cloud, David Hall | Published: 12/10/2020
  • Preserving Pollinators Preserving Pollinators 4-H pollinator ambassadors taught fellow Grady County students about the importance of pollinators to the food supply and community ecosystems. By Austin Clark | Published: 12/2/2020
  • Fire ant supergene Fire ant supergene Newly discovered supergene in fire ants leads to variation in long-term behavior. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 10/15/2020
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