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UGA Extension COVID-19 Resources

All face-to-face programming and events have been canceled or postponed through May 31. County Extension offices are currently closed to the public. However, we are committed to doing all we can to help in this unique situation by offering resources on sanitizing, hand washing, emergency food supplies and keeping farm operations running.




Ag Products Connection

We are partnering with Georgia Grown to promote Georgia farmers that are keeping regular hours, providing curbside pickup, home delivery, or ecommerce sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the form below to send your company's information so that we can promote it to the public.

Ag Products Connection Form


To learn more, and view the full list of businesses sorted by county, visit the page below:

Ag Products Connection


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Health & Wellness


Combat stress, boost well-being while sheltering in place There is a lot of conversation lately about stress and mental well-being, particularly during this time of COVID-19 and sheltering in place. The coronavirus is bringing huge health challenges to our communities and impacts everything from jobs to families. Many things feel like they’re out of our control, and the stress keeps building. 

Money & Home Finances


The U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS have extended the deadline for filing and paying 2019 income tax liability three months — from April 15 to July 15.
How coronavirus has affected tax deadlines The U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS have extended the deadline for filing and paying 2019 income tax liability three months — from April 15 to July 15.
Economic Impact Payments The IRS will be issuing Economic Impact Payments to every eligible American. Visit IRS.gov to find out more.
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Farms & Small Businesses


Georgia farmers and agricultural producers eager to sell abundant supplies of fresh produce and other products are being connected with consumers and other buyers who need their products through a new partnership between University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Georgia Grown program.
UGA Extension and Georgia Department of Agriculture seek to help farmers get produce to public Georgia farmers and agricultural producers eager to sell abundant supplies of fresh produce and other products are being connected with consumers and other buyers who need their products through a new partnership between University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Georgia Grown program.

Youth Education & Parenting


Georgia 4-H Science and Environmental Education Programs are empowering youth to learn, discover and create by offering a collection of virtual learning sessions, connecting youth with specialists and experts in a variety of scientific fields. The “Zoom into Science” series will include an assortment of hour-long sessions and allow participants to learn from experts as well as to be exposed to a variety of science-related careers.
Georgia 4-H hosts virtual series to connect youth with science experts Georgia 4-H Science and Environmental Education Programs are empowering youth to learn, discover and create by offering a collection of virtual learning sessions, connecting youth with specialists and experts in a variety of scientific fields. The “Zoom into Science” series will include an assortment of hour-long sessions and allow participants to learn from experts as well as to be exposed to a variety of science-related careers.

Food Safety & Cooking


Usual daily routines have been disrupted by the current COVID-19 crisis and many people are spending more time cooking at home than before. While our health is always on our minds, it is important to maintain safe food handling at this time so our lives are not further complicated by foodborne illness. 
Prepare food safely to avoid foodborne illness while sheltering in place Usual daily routines have been disrupted by the current COVID-19 crisis and many people are spending more time cooking at home than before. While our health is always on our minds, it is important to maintain safe food handling at this time so our lives are not further complicated by foodborne illness. 

Gardening & Self-Reliance


Determining how much of each vegetable you should plant in a garden can sometimes be confusing. Much of that decision should be based on the size of your family and what you like to eat. Available garden space can also influence how much you choose to grow.
How to plan your vegetable garden Determining how much of each vegetable you should plant in a garden can sometimes be confusing. Much of that decision should be based on the size of your family and what you like to eat. Available garden space can also influence how much you choose to grow.


Video Series: Advice from UGA Extension Experts


As we all work together to get through this challenging time, UGA Extension specialists are producing weekly webinars on timely topics. During the week of March 30, we discussed food safety and hygiene strategies. And the week of March 6 we talked about the new challenges of homeschooling and having youth at home all the time. Next week, on April 9 we will focus on stress and mental well-being.

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Frequently Asked Questions for UGA Extension

Is my local office open?

  • As of Monday, April 6, all of our employees are currently teleworking. You may email your county office or agents/staff if you have specific questions. Extension offices are also posting specific information on their websites and social media channels.

Are all events canceled?

  • All face-to-face programs are canceled or postponed through May.
  • For the most updated information, we encourage you to visit our Extension Calendar to view that event’s respective calendar entry for details.
  • If you are registered for an event and it is canceled or postponed, you will receive an email with additional information.

I paid to attend an event. Will I receive a refund?

  • Yes, but please be patient with us as we process refunds in the coming weeks. All registrants will be contacted. 

Will testing and diagnostic services still be available?

  • The UGA Extension Agricultural and Environmental Services Labs will continue to provide a limited range of important services in water, feed, soil and plant tissue analysis. Turnaround times might be longer depending on sample volume. 
  • For specific questions and submission details, contact your county office or email soiltest@uga.edu.

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