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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

August 5, 2020

Notice: The Whitfield County Extension office is now open to the public and following safety guidelines.

We are here to serve you:
call. 706-278-8207 | visit. 104 S Thornton Ave
email. uge1313@uga.edu.


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Whitfield County Extension
Whitfield County 4-H Clubs

104 South Thornton Avenue | P.O. Box 1385

Dalton, GA 30720 | 30722

(706) 278-8207

uge1313@uga.edu 

*hablamos español*


Office Hours

Monday-Friday

8:00 am- 5:00 pm

Closed for lunch: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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UGA Extension in Whitfield County is here to help!

Our programs and services provide reliable, research-based information from the University of Georgia to the Dalton-Whitfield Community.

Extension's three main areas are Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development, and Family & Consumer Science.

Click on a picuture/link below or select a tile from the menu for more information.


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Agriculture & Natural Resources

Diagnostic Services available:

  • Soil Testing
  • Water Testing
  • Insect Identification
  • Forage/Hay Testing
  • Plant Tissue Diagnostics
  • Weed Identification
  • Site Visits

Educational Programs

  • Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program (MGEV)
  • Cattlemen's Association
  • Livestock Exhibiters

For additional information, please contact: Dr. Roger Gates, ANR Agent
706-278-8207 | roger.gates@uga.edu


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4-H Youth Development

4-H is a world-wide organization that provides opportunities for youth to suceed. Whitfield County 4-H is here to serve the the Dalton-Whitfield community ina variety of areas through equipping young people to be active leaders. Available programs:

  • In-School Programs (4th-12th Grade)
  • Project Achievement
  • Competition Teams
  • Community Service
  • Teen Leadership Training Programs
  • Local Day Camps & Georgia 4-H Summer Camps
  • Local, District, State, Regional, & National Conferences

For additional information, please contact: Lilian Sanchez, 4-H Educator
706-278-8207 | lsanchez@uga.edu


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Family and Consumer Sciences/EFNEP

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) offer information on how healthy habits can fit your budget. Available programs:

  • EFNEP Food Talk Program
  • Nutrition
  • Food Preparation
  • Food Safety
  • Food Preservation

For additional information, please contact: Gabriela Soto, EFNEP Program Assistant
706-278-8207 |gabriela.soto@uga.edu


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