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  • Flavor of Georgia 2017
  • Published 3/22/2017 by Merritt Melancon
  • Chamblee food entrepreneurs wow judges with naturally sweet, creamy pecan butter.
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  • Georgia Corn Crop
  • Published 3/21/2017 by Julia Rodriguez
  • UGA Extension estimates Georgia's corn acreage to be between 330,000 and 340,000 acres.
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  • Peanut Crop
  • Published 3/21/2017 by Julia Rodriguez
  • Some of Georgia's peanut crop estimated to be produced under shortened rotations.
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Upcoming Events


  • Mar 25-Mar 31
  • Washington, DC
  • Connecting • Learning • Engaging • Leading • Impacting National 4-H Conference is the premier 4-H civic engagement national opportunity for youth. National 4-H Conference is the annual premiere national civic engagement opportunity for 4-H members across the country. Delegates will not only learn while at the conference. Delegates have the opportunity to practice and apply in a real world setting their newly developed and refined skills. Land Grant University 4-H Departments send a delegation size of their choice to participate in the conference. The selection and registration process is up to each Land Grant University 4-H Department. Youth delegates must be between ages 15 (by January 1 of the conference year) and 19 years old. The delegates choose an important societal topic and in round table groups prepare a briefing. During the conference, the groups present their briefing to federal officials around the Washington, D.C. area.
  • Mar 28
  • 8:30 AM | Chula, GA
  • This training is for all women interested or involved in agriculture. Participants will receive hands-on instruction on fencing, tractors, farm implements, trucks and trailers, cattle handling, and animal health. This training is taught by female Extension Agents.
  • Mar 28
  • 9:00 AM | Marietta, GA
  • Come and Learn with us about chainsaw safety, maintenance, cutting and felling also test the new equipment available for the industry. We will have ISA CEUs and Category 24 pesticide credits available.
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Job Opening

Meriwether County Extension Office has an opening for a full-time, benefits eligible 4-H Educator. This position would deliver 4-H programming in Meriwether County and would work Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 PM with some night and weekend work. Activities and programs include 4-H club meetings in the classroom, planning community service projects, preparing 4-H’ers for competition, camps and conferences, recruiting volunteers, some office work, and providing an opportunity for the youth in Meriwether County to have a positive experience in 4-H.

Bachelor's Degree and one (1) year of applicable experience is required.

A complete job description can be found at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp and search postings for 20162117.

Salary range is $28,000. Retirement is Teachers Retirement System or ORP.

Must have valid driver's license and reliable personal transportation and be willing to travel with 4-H’ers for occasional overnight events. Computer skills are needed.

Questions can be directed to Steve Morgan, Harris County Extension Agent and County Extension Coordinator in Meriwether County. 706-628-4824 smorgan@uga.edu

Meriwether County Extension Office

Our mission is to extend life long learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

The Meriwether County Extension office offers residents many Agricultural Services including but not limited to soil and water analysis along with in person consultations with our Ag Agent, educational publications and information on a wide array of homeowner, farmer and consumer topics. Free publications are available at our office or online. Through Meriwether County Extension we also have the 4-H youth development program in which students ages 9-19 can participate in numerous 4-H activities. Our 4-H Associate provides in school club meetings monthly.

Meriwether County is located in West Central Georgia. The county seat is in Greenville, Ga. The county is rich in history and culture offering many places to visit. The county offers many areas suitable for business activities. Meriwether County is home to the Little White House, National Fish Hatchery, and many other tourist and historical attractions.

 

Office Hours

Our office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. We are located in the Meriwether County Tax Commissioner's Building. Come by and visit us today.


Meriwether County Georgia Official Government Website

Visit Meriwether County's website to find out what's going on in your community.

 


Extension Publications


  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016)
  • Published 12/21/2016
  • 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 3/27/2017
  • 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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  • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931)
  • Published 6/22/2016
  • Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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