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The University of Georgia Richmond County Extension Office is located in historic downtown Augusta. Our staff includes a full-time Agricultural Agent, Family & Consumer Science Agent, 4-H Agent, and an Expanded Food & Nutrition Educator, plus several program assistants and two administrative assistants. Explore our website to find helpful information about programs offered through the Extension Office, such as Soil and Water testing, the Augusta Area Master Gardener Program, Richmond County 4-H Club, and Expanded Food and Nutrition Food Talk Sessions. We welcome you to visit our office, call (706) 821-2350, or email uge3245@uga.edu for information on the programs and resources we provide to the citizens of Augusta-Richmond County.

Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm. We are located at 602 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901.


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If you are looking for specific services or information provided by Augusta-Richmond County, please dial 3-1-1 or visit their webpage for more information. Augusta 3 1 1 strives to be the central hub of Customer Service for all requests for non-emergency services and information in Richmond County.


We will be closed for Memorial Day.
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Richmond County Extension is hiring a Family and Consumer Sciences Agent.

Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Agents provide education and outreach programs in foods and nutrition, teaching participants how to make eating and physical activity modifications that can reduce risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, some cancers and arthritis. This benefits the community by lowering medical costs, preventing lost productivity at the work place and at home, and reducing morbidity and mortality overall. This position is responsible for coordinating the FACS educational program in the geographic area offering programs about food safety, parenting, money management, nutrition, and related subject matter areas. It collaborates with other agencies and community groups to plan and implement educational programs, provides leadership for Program Assistants in delivering FACS programs, and utilizes the expertise of advisory groups, community leaders, public officials and representatives of intended audiences to analyze data, identify needs, and assist in developing educational programs. It targets specific audiences for educational programs addressing critical issues identified in plan of work and implements the CAES Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan. It also develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs with other staff members based on critical issues.

 

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Veggie Park Farmers Market at the HUB, Thursdays in May, 3:30pm-7pm
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The Great Georgia Pollinator Census August19th and 20th, 2022

Participate in the annual Great Georgia Pollinator Census

August 19 and 20, 2022

Print a Quick Reference Pollinator Census Counting Sheet and upload your counts to the GGaPC website.

Download the complete Insect Counting and Identification Guide for more details.


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Upcoming Events
  • May 17 - May 19 POSTPONED: General HACCP Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a preventive plan which identifies hazards and documents the activities needed to control or eliminate them. HACCP is a necessary part of any Food Safety Program and is required by all governmental agencies (FDA, USDA, and GA Dept. Ag). This class will delve into the seven principles of HACCP, explain how to create these programs, and discuss their implementation and continued management. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a HACCP Certificate from the International HACCP Alliance.
    • Athens, GA - (89.0 Miles)
  • May 18 Just for the Health of It: Home Edition Just for the Health of It: Home Edition is a monthly, 1-hour webinar streamed on Facebook live. Bibb and Clayton County Extension offices collaborate to teach ways to manage and reduce the risk of chronic disease and offer live cooking demonstrations highlighting the topic of the session.
    • Virtual Event
  • May 19 Forage Field Day Bale Grazing--Phillip Brown, NRCS Grassland Conservationist Herbicide Control in Pastures and Hayfields, Dr. Patrick McCullough, UGA Crops & Soil Sciences Pest Control in Forage, Mrs. Shanna Reynolds, UGA Extension Agent, Oglethorpe County and Mr. Monte Stephens, UGA Extension Agent, Greene County Managing High Fertilizer Prices, Ms. Lucy Ray, UGA Extension Agent, Morgan County Sprayer Calibration, Brennan Jackson, UGA Extension Agent, Jones County and Mrs. Carole Knight, UGA Extension Agent, Madison County 2 Hours Pesticide Credit available: Categories: 21, 22, 25, 33 and Private. 1 Hour BQA Certification
    • Greensboro, GA - (71.0 Miles)
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