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The Stewart County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education. Our staff is dedicated to improving the lives of residents of Stewart County through programming in three different program areas including 4-H, Ag and Natural Resources, and Family and Consumer Sciences.

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Extension News



    • 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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    • Dogwood Genetics
    • Published 3/16/2017 by James Hataway
    • Researchers looking for public help to map the genome of spring-flowering dogwood trees
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    • Drift Roses
    • Published 3/16/2017 by Norman Winter
    • Drift roses: from the same folks who brought gardeners Knock Out roses.
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    • Winter Gardening
    • Published 3/15/2017 by Paul Pugliese
    • It's too early to fertilize trees, shrubs and dormant lawns, like bermudagrass.
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    • Growing Potatoes
    • Published 3/9/2017 by Julia Rodriguez
    • Practicing good rotations with potatoes is essential to avoid potato scab and other soilborne diseases.
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    • Double Take Storm
    • Published 3/9/2017 by Norman Winter
    • New flowering quince varieties produce blooms as big as tennis balls.
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Upcoming Events


    • Mar 25 - Mar 26
    • SW District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Graders (84.0 miles)
    • Kathleen, GA
    • 4-H Members in 4th-6th grades will compete for honors in their project area of interest. Youth sign up at their County Extension 4-H Office in early fall to develop his/her project and prepare for the competition. There are over 50 projects to choose from. Youth learn powerful research, writing and oral presentation skills. Youth may also choose to compete in a performing arts project (singing, dancing) or demonstrate culinary skills in a foods lab project.
    • Mar 25
    • Farm Safety Workshop for Women (67.0 miles)
    • 10:00 AM | Thomaston, GA
    • On Saturday, March 25th at 10 a.m., a Farm Safety Workshop and how to operate equipment for Southern Women in Agriculture. Two of the Extension Agents, Lucy Ray and Katie Hammond, who work on the Women in Agriculture team are coming to present the program. This workshop will be held at the Upson-Lee High School AG Barn on 268 Knight Trail in Thomaston. Please register with Upson Extension Office (706-647-8989) by March 21st.
    • Mar 28
    • Beef Cattle Short Course (67.0 miles)
    • 6:30 PM | Thomaston, GA
    • Upson County Extension will be hosting the Beef Cattle Short Course on March 14th, 21st, and 28th. The short course will begin with Lawton Stewart's presentation on surviving drought with livestock and Levi Russell with insurance and risk management. The second night will be at The Rock Ranch with a live animal demonstration and Jason Duggin discussing the market difference in calves. Dinner will be served the final night with Jacob Segers presenting an in-depth discussion of EPD's. Cost for this course will be $55 a person or $75 per couple, please register with the Upson Extension Office (706) 647-8989 by March 10th