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

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  • Starting a Garden
    Starting a Garden For newbies and experienced gardeners alike, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agent Laura Ney walks through the fundamental steps for establishing a home garden. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 5/22/2024
  • Value-Add
    Value-Add The University of Georgia's new Value-Addition Institute for Business Expansion, or VIBE, will bring value-added markets to rural parts of Georgia, providing farmers with resources through education and financial assistance to help them move from fresh packing to value-added processing. By Lillian Dickens | Published: 5/21/2024
  • Research Awards
    Research Awards Two doctoral students and two master’s students in the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences were honored with awards for outstanding research after placing in the 2024 E. Broadus Browne Research Competition. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 5/20/2024
  • 2024 Cicada Emergence
    2024 Cicada Emergence The Great Southern Brood is the largest periodical cicada brood in North America, covering at least a dozen states in the Southeast. By Jordan Powers | Published: 5/15/2024
  • CURO Symposium
    CURO Symposium The CURO program supports students in discovering and seizing opportunities, selecting mentors, and showcasing and disseminating research. By Olivia Randall | Published: 5/14/2024
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Upcoming Events

  • May 23 ServSafe Manager One-Day Training Georgia Cooperative Extension provides nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service 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. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details. Registration includes the course, textbook, light refreshments, and exam. Please indicate if you need the textbook shipped during registration. Please note this is a date change!
    • Conyers, GA - (83.0 Miles)
  • May 23 Homeowner Landscape Basics Lunch & Learn Get the lowdown on your landscape! Join us every 4th Thursday of the month from February to May for this free online program from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Get insights to make the most out of your landscape. Topics covered include: plant for the place, common landscape plants, pruning, & turf. Register for one session, or all four in the series!
    • Virtual Event
  • May 24 2024 Georgia Master Naturalist Program The Georgia Master Naturalist Program is an adult environmental education course developed by UGA Extension and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources for people interested in exploring the habitats, ecosystems and the natural environments of our state. The Program is a combination of lectures and hands-on field studies taught by UGA faculty and field experts. Each year's program is unique and field trips and topics are subject to change. Previous Athens Area Master Naturalist programs included trips to Thompson Mill Arboretum in Braselton, GA and Rock and Shoals Granite Outcrop. Georgia Master Naturalist Program graduates are invited to the annual ANREP conference. We are currently accepting applications for the 2024 Master Naturalist course! The course will begin in April of 2024 and will be held on Fridays for nine consecutive weeks.
    • Bogart, GA - (68.0 Miles)