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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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  • Farm to School Programs Farm to School Programs Extension offices are a critical resource for many teachers and school gardens. By Josh Paine | Published: 4/22/2021
  • Carpenter Bees Carpenter Bees Often mistaken for bumble bees, carpenter bees burrow distinctive holes in wooden surfaces and are distinguished by a shiny abdomen. By Stephanie Butcher | Published: 4/22/2021
  • Student Profile: Sean Posey Student Profile: Sean Posey Sean Posey didn’t see how agricultural economics would feed his love of math, but a decade into his grad school journey, he’s using those skills and interests to help improve farming practices in Africa. From information communication technologies to gender roles in information-sharing and incentivization programs that will improve groundnut health, Posey has been focused on improving agricultural practices and public safety for the past four years. At the University of Georgia completing his PhD, Posey is By Cameron L. Miller | Published: 4/21/2021
  • Undergraduate Research Symposium Undergraduate Research Symposium Undergraduate students learned valuable lessons about the research process while gaining personal and professional benefits from conducting research. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 4/20/2021
  • Volunteer Power Volunteer Power University of Georgia Cooperative Extension honors thousands of volunteers who facilitate programming around the state levels. By Sheri Dorn | Published: 4/19/2021
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Upcoming Events
  • Apr 19 - Apr 23 Meat & Poultry HACCP--Virtual Workshop This program has been designed to meet the USDA’s training requirements and also is accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, whose goal is to provide standardized training for the meat and poultry industries in HACCP principles. The course curriculum was developed by the American Meat Science Association to help processors understand, develop and apply Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles in their production operations.
    • Virtual Event
  • Apr 22 There is No Excuse for Child Abuse The goal of this 2-hour training is to help you better understand the problem of child abuse and neglect, and to learn how to respond if you suspect that a child in your care is being abused or neglected. The class will be offered in-person with limited seats and virtually via ZOOM. The ZOOM link will be sent to those wanting to participate virtually once you register for the class.
    • Watkinsville, GA - (77.0 Miles)
  • Apr 22 Cooking with Candace Virtual Class Follow along as UGA Extension Coweta County's Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, Candace Tucker, whips up a delicious meal while discussing the health benefits of the ingredients. To register for this free, virtual class, visit: https://bit.ly/ugacook
    • Virtual Event
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