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Get educated about Coronavirus (COVID-19): The CDC and USDA offer the latest guidelines for preventing the spread of the virus and answers to many questions. UGA provides information about health, travel, emergency preparedness and campus operations through their website. UGA Extension offers resources on sanitizing your home, hand washing, emergency food supplies, and keeping farm operations running.

Due to the declared State of Emergency, the Putnam County Extension/4-H Office will be open by appointment only. Please call Keith Fielder for your Horticulture/Agriculture needs at 706-473-0325 or Jackie Nunn for your 4-H needs at 706-201-5480.

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, all Putnam County 4-H activities, programs, and practices have been cancelled through April 10th. We will provide scheduling updates in the future.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to an abundance of caution during this time, the Annual 4-H Rabies Clinic (originally planned for April 11th) is being rescheduled to a future date in May/June. We will update everyone when the new date is secured.

Our Annual Rabies Clinic usually gathers over 200 people. We believe it is best for our community to reschedule the clinic to help promote health and safety.


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Upcoming Events
  • Apr 3 2020 Northeast District Forestry and Wildlife Field Day Join UGA Extension for our third annual Northeast District Forestry and Wildlife Management Field Day. The purpose of this field day is to provide land managers the insight they need to provide quality habitat for wildlife while also maintaining a healthy and profitable timber stand. Toccoa, GA - (85.0 Miles)
  • Apr 3 - Apr 4 Garden Expo-CANCELLED Our Garden Expos are not to be missed! This Complete Garden Event features an extensive selection of Southern plant vendors, garden art & products, informative seminars, and lots of door prizes. Gainesville, GA - (69.0 Miles)
  • Apr 3 - Apr 4 Cancelled-Spring Home & Garden Show A fun family event featuring award winning products and services for the home and garden. Plants, yard accessories, pots, and more! Free educational activities for children. Perry, GA - (65.0 Miles)
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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.
  • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
  • 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.
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