Due to the effects of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and in accordance of Governor Kemp's Shelter in Place mandate, the County Extension Office will be closed beginning April 3, 2020. Staff are teleworking and will be available to meet your needs. Please contact staff via email as listed under contact us.
UGA Extension Toombs County offers educational programs in the areas of horticulture and agriculture, food safety and nutrition, and leadership and citizenship for youth.
UGA Extension operates through a unique partnership with Toombs County, the University of Georgia, the State of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Backed up by specialists and a network of resources, Extension Agents have been on the job in Georgia since 1914.
Some of our most popular services include:
- Soil and Water Tests
- Research-Based Advice for Production Crops
- 4-H Summer Camps
- Health Programs like Walk Georgia
Virtual Livestock Educational Resources Georgia 4-H offers virtual livestock educational resources and contests
Online School Garden Workshop Four one-hour presentations will cover topics
Distinguished Professorship Poultry immunologist Rami Dalloul will perform research targeting costly pathogens and diseases that are critical to the Georgia poultry sector.
Jun 8 - Jun 14 State 4-H Horse Show The Georgia State 4-H Horse Show is held each June at the Agricenter in Perry, Georgia. There are no qualifying shows, and you can enter the State Show simply by being a member of your local 4-H club, owning or leasing your horse by March 1 of the current year, and completing the Novice Horseman workbook, which can be obtained through your local county extension office. Classes are offered in five divisions: Stock Seat (Western) Ranch Horse (Western) Hunt Seat (English) Saddle Seat (English) Contest Events (Running) All classes are offered in three grade groups: Cloverleaf (4th grade, 5th and 6th grade students with limited experience) Junior (5th and 6th grade students with demonstrated skills, 7th – 8th grade students) Senior (9th – 12th grade students) A champion and reserve champion are named in each division and age category. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/additional-opportunities-by-species/ Perry, GA - (85.0 Miles)
Jun 12 Lunch & Learn: Hurricane Preparation - Making a Plan Free virtual learning session with Jessica Warren, ANR Agent. This is a one hour class designed to provide an educational learning opportunity for our community on a topic relevant to the coastal Georgia environment. This is a series of classes that will be held once a month on the second Friday of each month June through December. Classes will be held 12-1pm. Classes are free and open to the public. Registration is required for each session desired. A press release with all offered classes is attached. An email will be sent with the link to attend each individual session on the day prior to the class. Perry, GA - (95.0 Miles)
Jun 16 Getting The Most Out of Your School Garden Webinar This no-cost symposium consists of four workshops each lasting one hour. Attend one or all of them! Using fruit plants in the school garden with Ashley Hoppers will begin at 10:00 AM. At 11:00 AM Rosann Kent from the University of North Georgia will talk about seed saving in the school garden and tying it to the curriculum. Lunch break and networking is from noon to 1:00 PM. At 1:00 PM Josh Fuder will lead us through vermiculture in school gardens. The last workshop of the day starts at 2:00 PM and will be using the Great Georgia Pollinator Census in your school garden. A Certificate of Completion will be available to those who attend all four workshops and complete some at-home activities that will be provided during the workshop. Register for this no-cost opportunity at https://schoolgardenwebinar0616.eventbrite.com. For more information contact Becky Griffin email@example.com. Perry, GA - (217.0 Miles)