UGA Extension Office


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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Check out our program Extension R.E.A.D.S promoting literacy in Stewart County and across the state! Several of our Stewart County 4-H'ers are featured as well. 

Healthier Together Grant

Healthier Together is a High Obesity Prevention program funded by the CDC and implemented by the University of Georgia (UGA) Extension. The goals of the program are to increase community access to healthy foods and physical activities in our 5 target counties:

  • Calhoun County
  • Clay County
  • Dooly County
  • Stewart County
  • Taliaferro County

UGA Extension, the College of Public Health, the College of Environment + Design, and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences are working with the CDC and strong community coalitions to make our counties a healthier place to live, work, and play. 

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Reducing Food Waste
Reducing Food Waste Consumers hold high standards for fresh food, which farmers aim to meet, but hot summer temperatures and long-haul deliveries can degrade quality even before produce makes it into stores and shipment rejection is a familiar reality in the horticultural industry. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 6/1/2023
Wildlife Judging
Wildlife Judging Statewide competition challenges 4-H'ers to understand wildlife habitat management and how to preserve this valuable resource. By Josie Smith | Published: 5/29/2023
Integrative Precision Agriculture Conference
Integrative Precision Agriculture Conference International agrotech conference brings together producers and industry members to learn about available technologies and how to adopt them. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 5/25/2023
Freshwater Ecology
Freshwater Ecology Tiny but mighty, aquatic insects are responsible for many vital ecosystem processes that support fish, birds and humans. By Amanda Budd | Published: 5/24/2023
4D Farm
4D Farm USDA NIFA invests in innovations for climate-smart agriculture and forestry. By Jordan Powers | Published: 5/18/2023
Flour Recall
Flour Recall Safe handling of raw flour is the key to avoiding the risk of foodborne illness. By Carla Luisa Schwan | Published: 5/17/2023
Upcoming Events
Jun 5 - Jun 6 Manager ServSafe Americus, GA - (35.0 miles) University of Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice 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 fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office.
Jun 8 Honey Bee Removal Certification Forsyth, GA - (89.0 miles) To provide the highest level of consumer protection, the Georgia Structural Pest Control Commission updated the state regulations to create a state certification category for honey bee control and removal. Before the amendment, the regulations required a household pest control license to remove honey bee colonies from structures. This rule applies to the professional control and removal of an established colony in a structure. Part of the state certification program requires attendance of an approved 8-hour training program. This class is the approved 8-hour training. The cost is $20.00 and lunch will be provided. The class will last 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Register for this training by June 1 by email at
Jun 27 Landscape Update Albany, GA - (62.0 miles) Topics to be covered: ~ Pesticides & Pesticide Safety ~ Watering Principles for Establishment and Maintenance ~ Hands-on Irrigation System Components ~ Irrigation Maintenance ~ Safety & Equipment ~ Turf Maintenance Pesticide credits: CAT. 10-Private(2), CAT.24-Ornamentals & Turf (5), CAT.26-Aquatic (2), CAT.27-Right of Way (2)
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