Upcoming Events

  • Oct 1
  • 11:00 AM | Macon, GA
  • Saturday, October 1st, 11 a.m.- Growing Bulbs for Home and Garden Saturday, October 8th, 11 a.m.- Fall Vegetable Gardening Saturday, October 15th, 11 a.m.- Planting and Care of Shrubs and Trees Saturday Series at Washington Memorial Library Presented by Macon-Bibb County Extension Office Free, No Registration Required
  • Oct 19-Oct 20
  • 9:00 AM | Macon, GA
  • The ServSafe Managers Training is a food safety training program approved by DHR and includes: • 1.5 days of instruction • Certicate from NRAEF issued upon successful completion of the examination • New 6th Edition Manager book
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Extension Publications

  • The Role of Music (C 1053-06)
  • Published 9/28/2014
  • Children who grow up listening to music develop strong music-related connections in the brain. Some of these music pathways actually affect the way we think. Listening to classical music seems to improve our spatial reasoning, at least for a short time. And learning to play an instrument may have an even longer effect on certain thinking skills. Here is some information on how music affects our brains and ideas on how to help nurture children's love of music.
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  • Protect Yourself from Ticks (C 937)
  • Published 9/2/2016
  • This publication discusses how to protect yourself and the areas around your home from ticks. It also includes information on common tick-borne diseases, such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme disease.
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Extension News

  • National 4-H Week
  • Published 9/29/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
  • State's largest youth development organization is in the spotlight Oct. 2-8.
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  • Service Learning
  • Published 9/28/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
  • High school students learn about college and high-tech science with UGA students.
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  • Pop Tab Profits
  • Published 9/6/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
  • Tiny aluminum pieces amount to big donation to charity from Georgia 4-H members.
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