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What Is UGA Extension?
UGA Extension is a county, state and federal funded organization supported by specialists in the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
History of Extension
In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, which established Land Grant Colleges throughout the nation. Each land grant institution would have a College of Agriculture that must teach classes, serve the public and perform research. In 1914, Senator Hoke Smith from Georgia and Representative Ashbury Lever from South Carolina presented the Smith –Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service. The Act was passed in Congress and signed into law by the President. This legislature required that the Cooperative Extension Service, as the service arm of the land grant institutions in each state, provide information in agriculture & natural resources, family & consumer sciences, and 4-H & youth development.
Scope of Extension
Did you know that every county in Georgia has an Extension service, providing unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families? Take a look at our Extension diagram, which provides a visual representation of the scope of Cooperative Extension in the United States.
- Sep 2-Oct 13
- Elbert County 4-H Plant Sale
- Elberton, GA
- Available plants for 2016 include blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, figs, goji berries, muscadines, pomegranates, apples, Asian pears, crabapples, Japanese persimmons, peaches, pears, pecans, and plums. Please see brochure below for more information on varieties available. Deadline to order and submit payment is Wednesday October 12th. Plant pick-up is Thursday October 27th and Friday October 28th. Please contact the Elbert County Extension Office to place an order or with any questions. This sale is pre-order only. Cash, check, debit and credit cards are accepted. Thank you for your support!
- Oct 22-Oct 23
- National Youth Science Experiment (40.0 miles)
- 2:00 PM | Augusta, GA
- Drone Discovery! "Think like an engineer as you design, build and test drones."
- Oct 24-Oct 25
- Homeschool Days @ the Rock (90.0 miles)
- 10:00 AM | Eatonton, GA
- Learning comes to life during Rock Eagle's Homeschool Days. Families stay overnight to experience our residential environmental education programming. Price includes lodging, classes, and meals. This year, students will get wet learning about Watersheds! Bring your rain boots, because we will be sampling in Rock Eagle's streams to determine the health of our water. What lives in the creeks and streams of Rock Eagle? You'll experience it all in our Watershed class. Afterwards, things get scaly and slimy in Herpetology. In this session, we learn about native reptiles and amphibians. Students will get an up close and personal experience with our program animals. During our last Rock Eagle class, we will time travel to the past and learn about what life was like in pioneer times. We will hike to our living history site to experience early Rock Eagle history. To register, contact Jessica Torhan at 706-484-4838 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.