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The Wilcox 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


  • Mar 28
  • 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
  • Apr 4-Apr 5
  • 8:30 AM | Lakeland, 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.
  • Apr 5-Apr 6
  • 9:00 AM | Macon, GA
  • Are You… • A Person in Charge? Responsible for demonstrating knowledge of food-borne disease prevention and other requirements of the Food Code? • A School Nutrition Program Director or Manager? • A Food Service Manager? • A Manager in Training? You have an opportunity to improve your food safety and sanitation skills through a nationally recognized food safety sanitation course: SERVSAFE®: Serving Safe Food. The ServSafe Managers Training is a food safety training program approved by DHR and includes: • 1.5 days of instruction • Certificate from NRAEF issued upon successful completion of the examination • New 6th Edition Manager book Instruction: 12 Hours by Certified ServSafe Trainers of The University of Georgia, Cooperative Extension Office
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Extension News



    • 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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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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