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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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  • Firefly Season Firefly Season Georgia is home to more than 50 species of fireflies — or lightning bugs — and you can help protect these insects by understanding their lifecycle and habitat needs. By Becky Griffin, Jason Schmidt | Published: 5/17/2022
  • 4-H Poultry Judging 4-H Poultry Judging Four Oconee County students brought home top honors at Georgia 4-H’s largest judging event on May 6. By Josie Smith | Published: 5/16/2022
  • Taste of Nations Taste of Nations To celebrate its abundant cultural diversity and enhance the local sense of community on campus, the Griffin Student Advisory Council decided to organize an international potluck dinner, dubbed Taste of Nations, as a way to unite people around a common connection  — food. By Jennifer L Reynolds | Published: 5/13/2022
  • Prison Beekeeping Program Prison Beekeeping Program “I was one of those teenagers — I wanted to be an actress. I went to college for theater, but dropped out and got on drugs.” By Jordan Powers | Published: 5/12/2022
  • National Tech Changemakers National Tech Changemakers Jenna Dekich has been chosen to represent Georgia as a national spokesperson for the 4-H Tech Changemakers program. By Josie Smith | Published: 5/11/2022
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Upcoming Events
  • May 17 - May 19 POSTPONED: General HACCP Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a preventive plan which identifies hazards and documents the activities needed to control or eliminate them. HACCP is a necessary part of any Food Safety Program and is required by all governmental agencies (FDA, USDA, and GA Dept. Ag). This class will delve into the seven principles of HACCP, explain how to create these programs, and discuss their implementation and continued management. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a HACCP Certificate from the International HACCP Alliance.
    • Athens, GA - (67.0 Miles)
  • May 18 Just for the Health of It: Home Edition Just for the Health of It: Home Edition is a monthly, 1-hour webinar streamed on Facebook live. Bibb and Clayton County Extension offices collaborate to teach ways to manage and reduce the risk of chronic disease and offer live cooking demonstrations highlighting the topic of the session.
    • Virtual Event
  • May 19 2022 Farm Stress Summit From healthcare providers and nonprofits to county officials and faith leaders, the 2022 Farm Stress Summit welcomes all who want to further their efforts in combatting farm stress within our communities. Our goal is to learn from each other, connect communities with existing resources and establish partnerships across organizations. Farm family health and wellness is a priority for many rural Georgia communities. As the backbone of Georgia’s number one industry, agricultural producers face unprecedented pressures, including increasing input costs, a flood of produce imports from Latin America, labor shortages, pandemic protocols for worker safety and more. Speakers will focus on farm family health and wellness, including strategies for enhancing collaborations at the local, state and national level to cohesively support farm families as well as proven and emerging practices for combatting farmer mental health challenges.
    • Tifton, GA - (239.0 Miles)
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