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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


  • New Additions
  • Published 8/25/2016 by Robert Westerfield
  • Inventory your landscape and install new plant selections accordingly.
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  • Lightning Strikes
  • Published 8/25/2016 by Clint Thompson
  • Georgia producers should be wary of lightning strikes when working in fields.
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  • White Mold Disease
  • Published 8/25/2016 by Clint Thompson
  • UGA Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait stresses there is still time to treat for white mold disease.
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  • Fall Cover Crop
  • Published 8/25/2016 by Robert Westerfield
  • Cover crops can add rich nutrients when they are tilled in the spring.
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  • Heirlooms at Rock Eagle
  • Published 8/25/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • Rock Eagle 4-H gardeners are asking their middle Georgia neighbors to share their seeds this fall.
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  • High Quality Hay
  • Published 8/19/2016 by Dennis Hancock
  • After a record-breaking 2015 contest, Southeastern Hay Contest looks to attract more forage producers to the competition.
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  • GMO Safety
  • Published 8/18/2016
  • GMOs undergo years of safety testing and have been proven safe before they make it to the supermarket.
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Upcoming Events


  • Aug 30
  • 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 31-Sep 1
  • 8:30 AM | Cartersville, GA
  • Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
  • Sep 6
  • 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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