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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Update

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.

COVID-19 Resources

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

The Putnam County Extension/4-H Office will is open by appointment only. Please call us at 706-485-4151 to schedule a visit.

In light of COVID-19, all Putnam County Extension face-to-face activities, programs, and practices have been cancelled through July 31st. 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) has been canceled. We will be having one again around March/April 2021. Please check back for more information.

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


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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 4 Small Farm Business Planning Join Small Business Development Center and UGA Extension professionals to learn about several business management aspects of agricultural production. In four online, evening classes, participants will learn about market research and analysis, business plan development, recordkeeping, budget planning and tools, product marketing, and much more. This course is Part 1 of the Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program.
    • Virtual Event
  • Feb 13 - Feb 14 NE/NW Cloverleaf Project Achievement 4-H Event
    • Athens, GA - (43.0 Miles)
  • Feb 16 Homeowner Planting Basics If you would like to step up your landscaping skills or maybe just want to learn how to keep your shrubs alive, join us for this 4 part FREE & Virtual planting series! All programs will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m. the 3rd Tuesday every other month, starting in February. February 16th: Plant for the Place by Tripp Williams, UGA Cooperative Extension Learn the importance of putting the right plant in the right place.
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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.
  • 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.
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