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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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  • Mosquito Season Ongoing Mosquito Season Ongoing Residents should be sure to prevent mosquitoes from getting inside as temperatures cool and we open windows again. By Elmer Gray | Published: 9/30/2022
  • Joro Watch Initiative Joro Watch Initiative According to a team of University of Georgia experts collecting data about the spiders through the newly formed Joro Watch initiative, it’s best to put down the stick (for now) and pick up a camera. By Jordan Powers | Published: 9/29/2022
  • NIH Funds TBI Research NIH Funds TBI Research Two faculty members in UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center, Steven Stice and Franklin West, have been awarded multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health totaling $1.1 million to study potential treatments for traumatic brain injury. By Charlene Betourney | Published: 9/28/2022
  • Urban Bee Conservation Urban Bee Conservation A mix of buildings and forest increases the number of species of bees in a given area. By Amanda Budd | Published: 9/27/2022
  • Poultry Litter Poultry Litter New research between UGA's Department of Poultry Science and the U.S. National Poultry Research Center has found that reusing poultry litter can help bolster the birds' immune system and help prevent the transfer of antibiotic resistance between bacterial species. By Emily S Davenport | Published: 9/26/2022
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Upcoming Events
  • Oct 1 Fall Gardening Lecture Series - Fabulous Fall Fairy Gardens Learn how to create a fall fairy garden for your yard or porch. North Fulton Master Gardener Marty Thomas will demonstrate various fairy garden projects that you can do with children using a variety of materials. The North Fulton Master Gardeners in collaboration with UGA Extension in Fulton County are continuing to provide horticultural education to the North Fulton community and beyond through FREE virtual gardening education programming. This series of four classes begins Sunday, September 11, 2022, and will be available through live Zoom webinars and Facebook Live. The classes will also be available for later viewing at https://www.youtube.com/northfultonmastergardeners.
    • Virtual Event
  • Oct 3 - Oct 5 Livestock Welfare Assessment Skills for Law Enforcement & State Agencies The objective of this program is to provide law enforcement and state agency personnel basic training needed to make sound decisions regarding generally accepted livestock production practices. This program offers classroom and hands-on instruction on common livestock species and production practices specific to the Southeastern region. October 3-5th, 2022 J.G. Woodroof Farm Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 402 Farm Lane, Tifton, GA
    • Tifton, GA - (236.0 Miles)
  • Oct 3 Georgia Ginseng Ginseng is a plant of historical, medicinal, and economic importance in Appalachia. Come join us to learn about how to start your own ginseng patch, regulation and conservation efforts, and the history and use of ginseng. Presenters will include experts from Georgia Department of Natural Resources, North Carolina State University Extension, and University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.
    • Virtual Event
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