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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 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
  • Jun 17 - Jun 24 ELEVATE your Relationship through Project F.R.E.E. Are you looking to "elevate" your relationship with your partner? Wherever you are in your relationship, let us help you get to the next level! ELEVATE is a no cost relationship education program for all couples in committed relationships. During our 12-hour program, you and your partner will engage in fun activities with other couples and learn skills you can use to: -Better manage stress -Strengthen your connection with each other -Deal with differences in healthy ways -"Elevate" the quality of your relationships Apply for a workshop and join the hundreds of other Georgia couples we have already helped to achieve their relationship goals! Great incentives will be awarded throughout the workshops.
    • Virtual Event
  • Jun 22 - Jun 23 SW Fest Southwest District 4-H event
    • Cordele, GA - (19.0 Miles)
  • Jul 6 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.
    • Sandersville, GA - (79.0 Miles)
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Prestige Trap
Prestige Trap Arjun Bhatt was recognized with the 2021 Nesbitt-Flatt Outstanding Senior Award. By Courtney Cameron | Published: 6/17/2021
Cicada Summer
Cicada Summer Entomology graduate students headed deep into the north Georgia forest to search for 17-year cicadas. By Denise M Hatcher | Published: 6/15/2021
FST Head
FST Head Singh will begin in this permanent role on August 1, leading a group of renowned faculty and staff members on UGA’s Athens and Griffin campuses. By Claire Sanders | Published: 6/15/2021
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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