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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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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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  • Brood X Brood X Largest brood of 17-year cicadas emerging in U.S. this spring. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 4/9/2021
  • Graduate Student Awards 2021 Graduate Student Awards 2021 The awards are presented to outstanding master’s and doctoral students based on research and effective communication. By Josh Paine | Published: 4/8/2021
  • Bee-friendly lawn Bee-friendly lawn UGA researchers discover a turfgrass that acts as a bee-friendly lawn By Maggie Narvil | Published: 4/7/2021
  • Tastier Tomatoes Tastier Tomatoes Qian Feng found that through selective breeding to increase the size, shell and disease resistance of tomatoes, farmers and producers created a less intense tasting and less nutritious tomato. By Austin Clark | Published: 4/7/2021
  • Imidacloprid Residue Imidacloprid Residue A UGA researcher developed a more accurate understanding of the lethal and sublethal effects of neonicotinoid exposure on blue orchard mason bees. By Ian Bennett | Published: 4/6/2021
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Upcoming Events
  • Apr 10 - Apr 16 National 4-H Conference National 4‑H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4‑H Civic Engagement, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and their world. Land Grant University 4‑H Departments send delegations of 4‑H youth between ages 15 and 19 to participate in the National 4‑H Conference. At the conference, delegates prepare and present briefings on important societal topics to federal officials in Washington, D.C. 4‑H youth also have the opportunity to engage in personal development experiences that increase their knowledge, resources, and skills while discussing topics affecting youth and 4‑H programming nationwide. Delegates not only learn while at the conference: they are empowered to create positive social change in their communities and have the opportunity to practice and apply their skills in a real-world setting. https://4-h.org/parents/national-4-h-conference/
    • Athens, GA - (67.0 Miles)
  • Apr 12 - Apr 16 Right Bite Education Series Join us for a daily discussion, April 12th - 16th, on how we can take the "right bite" with diabetes. Managing diabetes and other chronic diseases doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless! Right Bite is a fun way to learn how to enjoy delicious food that is prepared with less fat, sugar, and sodium. Register at claytonextension.eventbrite.com
    • Virtual Event
  • Apr 13 Virtual FoodTalk Classes The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (UGA EFNEP) helps Georgia families eat better for less! Join us for a FREE 8-week virtual series to learn practical nutrition and physical activity information, food safety basics, and how to stretch your food dollars while still making healthy and delicious meals. Each week, you will receive recipe cards and educational extenders and, after attending at least 6 sessions, you will become an EFNEP graduate and receive a certificate and a cookbook. You will receive a zoom link once registered.
    • Gainesville, GA - (40.0 Miles)
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