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Many people think that the county agent only works with farmers, and while we work with farmers, we do far more than that. We have three program areas: Agriculture & Natural Resources, Family & Consumer Sciences, and 4-H Youth Development. Through these programs, we bring research-based education you can trust from the University of Georgia to your doorstep.

Agriculture & Natural Resources

The Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR) program assists homeowners, farmers and land owners by providing educational seminars and workshops on topics from landscaping to wildlife management and everything in between. Through programs like our monthly Backyard Association meetings held the second Tuesday of each month and hosted by Master Gardener Extension Volunteers, we provide education on a variety of topics including vegetable gardens, ornamentals, landscape design, fruit trees, organic production just to name a few. Other ANR services include but are not limited to soil, water, and forage testing; plant disease diagnostic services; insect identification; and troubleshooting landscape problems.

4-H Youth Development

The core mission of the 4-H program is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished through hands-on learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation and citizenship. At the Coweta County Extension office, we have an extremely active 4-H program. Beginning in 5th grade, our members learn how to develop a research-based demonstration, create effective visual aids and perfect leadership techniques all while improving their public speaking skills. Through our competitive teams, 4-H’ers gain knowledge of a specific topic while strengthening their social skills, sportsmanship and decision making abilities.

Many people think that the county agent only works with farmers, and while we work with farmers, we do far more than that. We have three program areas: Agriculture & Natural Resources, Family & Consumer Sciences, and 4-H Youth Development. Through these programs, we bring research-based education you can trust from the University of Georgia to your doorstep.

Family & Consumer Sciences

The Family & Consumer Sciences (FACS) program is what some of you may remember as Home Economics. It has expanded into a program that today deals with all aspects of the economics and management of the home and community. It includes education on consumer science, nutrition, food preparation, parenting, early childhood education, family economics, human development and more.   

 

Be on the lookout for the following programs coming in 2016: Master Equine Course, Homeowner Well Water Maintenance, Agribusiness Management, 4-H Adventure Day Camp, and more.  For regular information on Extension programs, bookmark www.ugaextension.org/coweta or contact the UGA Extension office in Coweta County at 770.254.2620.


Extension News


  • Dryland Peanuts
  • Published 7/21/2016 by Clint Thompson
  • UGA Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort cautions farmers about applying treatments to dryland crop during drought.
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  • Peach Research
  • Published 7/21/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
  • UGA researchers breed consumers' likes into future peach varieties.
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  • Beginning Farmers Training
  • Published 7/21/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • Low-cost farm business, small-fruit production and small ruminant training offered this fall across Georgia.
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