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The mission of Worth County Extension is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families. Housed on the edge of Historic Downtown Sylvester, our office is easily accessible for people of all ages to visit. The front door is facing Hwy 82 and Jeffords Park, with parking along the edge of the building on N Westberry Street. On our website, you will find Agricultural & Natural Resource information, what is going on with our 4-H programming, and Family & Consumer Sciences information. 


Upcoming Events
  • Sep 22 - Sep 26 4-H Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference (SRTLC) The Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference (SRTLC) is a first-of-its-kind, multistate 4-H conference created to bring together 4-H teens and adults to empower & inspire them to make a positive change across the southern region through youth-adult partnerships.  Georgia 4-H participates as one of several host states for SRTLC each year.
    • Crossville, GA - (306.0 Miles)
  • Sep 27 - Sep 28 Cloverleaf Conference - Wahsega (4th - 6th Grades) Cloverleaf Conference is an afternoon event for 4th - 6th graders. Senior 4-H'ers (9th - 12th graders) can submit applications to teach at this event.
    • Dahlonega, GA - (212.0 Miles)
  • Sep 27 Forages for Horses This talk will provide more in-depth information on types of forage (hay and grass). Discussion will focus on different types of forages, how to select the most appropriate type of hay or pasture grass, and how to determine hay quality.
    • Virtual Event
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Extension News
Burton Sea Turtle
Burton Sea Turtle Environmental Education staff at the Burton 4-H Center care for sea turtles that do not successfully make their initial voyage to the ocean as hatchlings through a partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, which grants permits and permission for these stragglers to be raised at the center until they are ready to live in the wild on their own. By Josie Smith | Published: 9/23/2022
Cold Facts
Cold Facts Take care when preparing fresh berries for freezing or refrigeration to reduce contaminants By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 9/22/2022
Stroke Therapy
Stroke Therapy Study at UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center shows that combination treatment dramatically improves recovery in pig stroke models By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 9/21/2022