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UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

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Due to COVID-19, the schedule for the census self-response has been extended to October 31. Complete it today by mail, telephone or online.

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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

The Towns County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education.

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  • Precision Ag Specialist Precision Ag Specialist Simerjeet "Simer" Virk is now an assistant professor and precision agriculture Extension specialist at UGA-Tifton. By Josh Paine | Published: 8/13/2020
  • No insect apocalypse No insect apocalypse Long-term ecological site study shows no net insect changes By Josh Paine | Published: 8/11/2020
  • COVID-19 Cell Immunity COVID-19 Cell Immunity First study to show taste bud cell immunity from contact with virus particle. By Charlene Betourney | Published: 8/10/2020
  • Bauske ASHS Award Bauske ASHS Award Bauske earns American Society of Horticultural Science’s 2020 Extension Educator of the Year Award. By Josh Paine | Published: 8/10/2020
  • COVID-19 Strategies COVID-19 Strategies Food Science and Technology researchers examine relevant studies to identify and share practicable information for use in the food industry. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 8/6/2020
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Upcoming Events
  • Aug 14 Lunch & Learn: Snakes of Georgia 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. - (300.0 Miles)
  • Aug 17 "A Trip To The Feed Store: Deciphering Feed Tags" -- Horse Owners Virtual Seminar Series This FREE and VIRTUAL series is hosted by UGA Cooperative Extension and is appropriate for any level of horse enthusiast-- all are welcome! Monday nights in August at 7 PM via Zoom. Registration is required and limited to first 300 people at: http://tinyurl.com/UGAHorseOwnersSeries - (106.0 Miles)
  • Aug 18 Summer Pasture Management Series: Weed Management in Pastures Weeds steal nutrients, sunlight, and space from desirable forage grasses. Learning how to effectively manage them is important for maintaining a quality pasture or hayfield. - (37.0 Miles)
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