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Cooperative Extension is an outreach branch of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Family and Consumer Sciences and Georgia 4-H.  Our office serves the residents of Gordon County with unbiased, research-based education in the areas of agriculture, natural resources, family development, housing/home environment, and youth development.

 


Be sure to check out the Family and Consumer Sciences page for information on an upcoming Lunch and Learn! 


Extension News


  • Hidden Calories
  • Published 8/1/2016 by Alison Berg
  • Gluten-free, fat-free and low-carb foods aren't free of calories.
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  • Lesser Cornstalk Borers
  • Published 7/28/2016 by Clint Thompson
  • Hot, dry conditions leads to more outbreaks of lesser cornstalk borers in Georgia's peanuts.
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  • Beginning Farmers Training
  • Published 7/27/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • Low-cost farm business, small-fruit production and small ruminant training offered this fall across Georgia.
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  • Garden Heat Safety
  • Published 7/27/2016 by Becky Griffin
  • 'Know yourself, know the symptoms' when it comes to avoiding heat-related illness.
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  • Heat Wave
  • Published 7/27/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • With little rain and relentless heat, Georgia farmers are starting to feel the burn.
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  • Tainted Water
  • Published 7/27/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • Farmers need to keep an eye out for harmful algal blooms to help keep their livestock safe.
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Upcoming Events


  • Aug 9
  • 9:00 AM | Ellijay, GA
  • The Food Talk class is actually taught in six sessions. Learn how to cook healthy on a budget, the importance of fruits and vegetables, and about preventing foodborne illness. A healthy recipe will be prepared for tasting and a gift will be given away at each class. Contact Becca Pritchett for more information and to pre-register for classes/sessions.
  • Aug 9
  • 1:30 PM | Ellijay, GA
  • Learn how to eat healthy without spending a lot of money, the value of having a grocery list, what it means to eat healthy foods, and portion control to prevent weight gain.
  • Aug 16
  • 9:00 AM | Ellijay, GA
  • The Food Talk class is actually taught in six sessions. Learn how to cook healthy on a budget, the importance of fruits and vegetables, and about preventing foodborne illness. A healthy recipe will be prepared for tasting and a gift will be given away at each class. Contact Becca Pritchett for more information and to pre-register for classes/sessions.
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