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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

The Wilcox 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 8 - Feb 9 Manager ServSafe Training University of Georgia Cooperative Extension/Sumter County provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office. *If COVID restrictions allow*
    • Americus, GA - (50.0 Miles)
  • Feb 15 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice 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. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details. *If COVID restrictions allow*
    • Cordele, GA - (19.0 Miles)
  • Mar 13 - Mar 14 Bacon County District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Grades 4-H Project Achievement
    • Alma, GA - (65.0 Miles)
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Local Soil Inoculant
Local Soil Inoculant Soybeans, or edamame, contain more protein than almost any other cereal or grain crop, so UGA researchers tested a local, organic soybean growing technique that could be implemented globally. By Allison Fortner | Published: 1/26/2021
Georgia 4-H Tech Changemakers
Georgia 4-H Tech Changemakers The 4-H Tech Changemakers project expanded to include an additional 80 counties from thirteen states, including Georgia. By Austin Clark | Published: 1/21/2021
Community perceptions of hemp
Community perceptions of hemp Researchers sought to identify potential perception problems that could arise in communities where the crop is grown and processed into various goods. By Allison Fortner | Published: 1/19/2021
Extension Publications
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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