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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Webster County is home to 2,800 people, making it the third smallest in Georgia. Agriculture is the top industry in the county, occupied 54,664 acres, and generated over $27 million in total farm gate value in 2014 through diverse row crops, forages, and livestock. The farmers in Webster County utilize cutting-edge technology such as grid soil sampling, sending off more soil samples in the past year than Webster County has population.

Webster County 4-H has a spot reserved for youth 9 – 19 years old. Through programs such as project achievement, in-school programming, and summer camp, Webster County 4-H’ers acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing citizens.

Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

Some of our most popular services include:

Soil Testing and Preparation
Georgia 4-H Summer Camp
Lawn and Garden

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Upcoming Events
  • Oct 25 Fall Adult Learning Series Feeling stressed coming out of COVID-19? Working on relationships? Figuring out a new dinner routine on a smaller budget? Join us for this three-part series dealing with issues we are all confronting in the wake of COVID-19. You may attend in-person or virtually.
    • Virtual Event
    • Watkinsville, GA - (134.0 Miles)
  • Oct 25 Northeast Georgia Master Cattlemen's Program The UGA Beef Team is excited to offer the Master Cattlemen's Program. This program involves detailed, in-depth educational seminars related to beef cattle. The program lasts 8 weeks and meets on Monday evenings Sept 13-Nov 1 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. This program is being co-hosted by Madison and Oglethorpe Counties.
    • Crawford, GA - (148.0 Miles)
  • Oct 26 UGA Extension Master Small Ruminant Series: Class 5 -Parasite Management and Fecal Egg Count This six session intensive series will involve lecture sessions on basic production schedules, reproduction, lambing and kidding, forage management, predator control, marketing, parasite management. In addition to the lecture sessions there will be one Saturday session where participants can handle sheep and goats in a safe environment so that they may learn hands-on low-stress handling techniques, hoof trimming, body condition scoring, record health data points, and practices FAMACHA scoring and obtain their certification. Class One - October 12, 2021 Topics: Forage Management and Grazing Systems Class Two - October 14, 2021 Topics: Herd Health Class Three - October 19, 2021 Topics: Reproduction and Kidding Class Four - October 21, 2021 Topics: Insect Management and Predator Management Class Five - October 26, 2021 Topics: Parasite Management and Fecal Egg Count Class Six - October 28, 2021 Topics: Marketing, Selling Locally, and Processing Hands-on Field Day – October 30, 2021
    • Thomaston, GA - (55.0 Miles)
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  • Pollinator Prep Pollinator Prep Checking off pollinator to-do list for the fall and early winter will help pollinators next spring. By Becky Griffin | Published: 10/25/2021
  • Fighting Food Waste Fighting Food Waste Consumers in developed countries waste almost as much food per year — 222 million tons — as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa (230 million tons). By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 10/22/2021
  • Pumpkin Breeding Pumpkin Breeding A tricky crop to grow, the 'Orange Bulldog' pumpkin variety developed by UGA plant breeders fares well in Georgia climates. By Carly Alyse Mirabile | Published: 10/21/2021
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Extension Publications
  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
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