The Laurens County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education. We are dedicated to helping people in our community find answers to questions related to the following areas:

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Upcoming Events

  • Oct 24-Oct 25
  • 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 jtorhan1@uga.edu.
  • Oct 27-Dec 3
  • 6:00 PM | Sylvania, GA
  • The Small Ruminant Production Training provides an in-depth instruction on sheep and goat farming, from selecting breeds to marketing your product. The schedule includes five evening sessesions and a hands-on Saturday training.
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Extension Publications

    • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016)
    • Published 9/2/2016
    • Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
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    • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987)
    • Published 9/19/2016
    • This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
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    • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943)
    • Published 5/25/2016
    • The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
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Extension News

  • Organic Gardening
  • Published 10/21/2016 by Timothy Daly
  • Organic gardening is more than just a growing method that reduces pesticides.
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  • Zika Virus Research
  • Published 10/20/2016 by Charlene Betourney
  • UGA research finds evidence in 'chick model' that Zika virus takes hold in the first trimester.
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  • Floral Beauty
  • Published 10/19/2016 by Norman Winter
  • Whether solid in color or multi-colored, zinnias are easy to grow and add breathtaking beauty to the garden.
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