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The Wheeler County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education. We are dedicated to helping people in our community find answers to questions related to the following areas:

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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 3 - Feb 6 SE District Jr/Sr Project Achievement 4-H Event
    • Eatonton, GA - (89.0 Miles)
  • Feb 4 Journeyman Farmers Certificate Program Fruit and Vegetable Production Section UGA Extension Henry County is offering the Journeyman Farmers Certificate Program for small farmers who are new and for those who would like to become a small farmer. The Fruit and Vegetable Production is a seven-part training that covers soil health and fertility, crop rotations, pest management, food safety, and marketing.
    • McDonough, GA - (118.0 Miles)
  • Feb 7 ServSafe Manager Certification 2-Day Training and Exam University of Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the 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. The fee of $140 includes the course book, educational materials, instruction, exam, and refreshments. Pre-registration is required, please contact our office at 912-685-2408. The deadline to register is January 25th, 2023.
    • Metter, GA - (47.0 Miles)
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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 3 - Feb 6 SE District Jr/Sr Project Achievement 4-H Event
    • Eatonton, GA - (89.0 Miles)
  • Feb 10 - Feb 13 SW District Jr/Sr Project Achievement 4-H Event
    • Eatonton, GA - (89.0 Miles)
  • Feb 14 Laurens and Wilkinson County Commercial Pecan Production Meeting The UGA Extension office in Laurens County will host the Laurens and Wilkinson County Commercial Pecan Production Meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at the Cloverleaf Restaurant in East Dublin, Georgia, from Noon to 2 p.m. Lenny Wells, Extension Pecan Specialist, and Andrew Sawyer, Area Pecan Agent will be the speakers. Pesticide license recertification credits will be given for private and Category 21. There will be a sponsored meal. For more information about the meeting and to make a meal reservation, please call the Extension office at 478-272-2277.
    • East Dublin, GA - (31.0 Miles)
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  • Economic Slowdown Economic Slowdown Economists at the University of Georgia say to brace yourselves for continued high prices at the grocery store in the coming months. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 2/3/2023
  • Georgia Farmer of the Year Georgia Farmer of the Year Bart Davis was announced as the 2023 Georgia Farmer of the Year at the Jan. 27 Georgia Ag Forecast event. By Amanda Budd | Published: 2/2/2023
  • Mosquito Season Prep Mosquito Season Prep With January rain totals well above normal across the Southeast, it is a good time to take inventory of where standing water is holding and what can be done to eliminate it. By Elmer Gray | Published: 2/1/2023
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