Due to the effects of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, the Toombs County Extension Office will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.
We will continue to work and are available for your Agriculture, Family & Consumer Sciences, or 4-H needs.
We are still processing soil samples as long as the lab in Athens remains open. Bring your soil sample to the office and call or knock and an Extension Staff member will help you.
All local, in-person 4-H activities are canceled until further notice. District and State events are being evaluated. 4-H Summer Camp is still planned.
We will continue to be here and serve Toombs County residents and will update you with more information as it becomes available.
Please Call 912-526-3101.
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
Healthy Homes From which disinfectants to use to how to properly wash your hands, UGA scientists cover the bases on COVID-19 concerns.
Takeout Safer Foodborne exposure to virus is not a route of transmission, FDA says.
Cotton Market Producers urged to pay close attention to the market, strategize on cost-cutting and improving productivity.
Mar 27 - Mar 29 (Postponed) State 4-H Hippology Contest The primary objective of the Hippology Contest is to provide in a friendly but competitive setting, an opportunity for youth enrolled in 4-H to demonstrate the breadth of their knowledge and understanding of equine science and management, and in particular the practical application of this knowledge and skill. This activity will provide the 4-H horse project members the opportunity to utilize knowledge and skills developed from other project activities such as Quiz Bowl, horse judging, speaking and demonstrations, and general horse program. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/hippology/ Athens, GA - (138.0 Miles)
Mar 28 - Mar 29 (Postponed) State 22 Silhouette Match State 22 Silhouette Match Eatonton, GA - (101.0 Miles)
Mar 28 - Mar 29 (Postponed) State 4-H Horse Judging Contest Contestants judge eight classes, four conformation and four performance classes. In addition, they give 2-4 sets of reasons to justify their placings and explain their decisions. 4-H’ers not only learn the basics of judging and placing horses, they also learn the valuable life skills of decision making, critical thinking, organization, teamwork, competition, public speaking, and self confidence. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/horse/ Athens, GA - (138.0 Miles)