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The Stewart County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education. Our staff is dedicated to improving the lives of residents of Stewart County through programming in three different program areas including 4-H, Ag and Natural Resources, and Family and Consumer Sciences.

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Extension News
40 Under 40
40 Under 40 UGA researcher gaining national reputation for supporting Georgia's vineyards. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 12/11/2019
Muscadine Study
Muscadine Study Muscadines handle nematode pressure better than grapes but they are not immune. By Merritt Melancon, Chad Cain | Published: 12/4/2019
Winter Chores
Winter Chores UGA Extension expert says winter is a time for garden chores, too. By Merritt Melancon, Chad Cain, Paul Pugliese | Published: 12/3/2019
Junior Conference
Junior Conference Georgia 4-H District Junior Boards of Directors plan event for their peers. By Merritt Melancon, Chad Cain, Paul Pugliese, Cristina deRevere | Published: 12/2/2019
Sugarcane Aphids
Sugarcane Aphids Scientists study sugarcane aphids in hopes of managing the pest. By Merritt Melancon, Chad Cain, Paul Pugliese, Cristina deRevere, Maria Sellers | Published: 11/26/2019
Rural Stress
Rural Stress High suicide rate among Georgia farming, fishing and forestry occupational group, according to CDC report. By Merritt Melancon, Chad Cain, Paul Pugliese, Cristina deRevere, Maria Sellers, Clint Thompson | Published: 11/26/2019
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Upcoming Events
Dec 23 Lunch & Learn: Preparing for Your Child to go to College/FAFSA Help Forsyth, GA - (89.0 miles) Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! Learn strategies to help prepare you and your child to go to college and learn how to navigate the tricky Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)
Feb 25 - Feb 26 Manager ServSafe Training Americus, GA - (35.0 miles) UGA Sumter County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. The training is from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, both days. $140.00
Apr 17 - Apr 18 Area Poultry Judging-Tift County Tifton, GA - (87.0 miles) Poultry judging is an evaluation event in which students learn and understand standards used in poultry and egg production and marketing, and to apply the standards in a realistic decision-making situation. During the contest, participants judge both live specimens and market poultry, identify parts of birds already prepared for market, and evaluate eggs as to their quality and readiness for market. For at least one class, typically a live production class, participants are asked to justify their placing decisions through a set of oral reasons. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/poultry/
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