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UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Welcome to Early County!

UGA Extension helps Georgians become healthier, more productive, financially independent and environmentally responsible. Extension agents stay in touch with issues relevant to people in local communities through county Extension offices.

In the Early county Extension office we are fortunate to have three agents and offer programming in:

  • Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • 4-H Youth Development
  • Family & Consumer Sciences

Some of our services include:

  • Soil and Water Tests
  • Research-based Advice for Production Crops
  • 4-H Projects and Summer Camps
  • Health Programs like Walk Georgia
  • Food Safety Programs like ServSafe

Feel free to browse through our information, and contact us by phone or email with any questions!

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Upcoming Events in the Area
  • Jun 22 - Jun 23 SW Fest Southwest District 4-H event
    • Cordele, GA - (78.0 Miles)
  • Jul 29 Elevate your Relationship This eight-week series has found to positively influence changes in couples' behavior and overall relationship quality. According to a former ELEVATE participant, the program experience "saved our marriage." Another participant said they "learned how to control my emotions and value my partner as well as myself. I'm going to use what I learned in this class to keep my relationship going and improving." Each 90-minute session will engage couples in fun activities to learn skills to manage stress better, strengthen their connection with each other, deal with differences in healthy ways, and elevate their relationships' quality. In addition to these skills, couples can also earn up to $350 in e-gift cards for attending the series. It "pays" to ELEVATE your relationship!
    • Virtual Event
  • Aug 11 - Aug 12 Manager ServSafe Training University of Georgia Cooperative Extension/Sumter County provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office. *If COVID restrictions allow*
    • Americus, GA - (60.0 Miles)
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  • Know Your Dairy Know Your Dairy Youth participating in the quiz bowl demonstrate knowledge of dairy-related topics in a competitive environment. By Heather Shultz | Published: 5/24/2021
  • Teaching for Outcomes Teaching for Outcomes Fellowship supports innovative service-learning curriculum, mentorship for faculty. By Denise M Hatcher | Published: 5/21/2021
  • 4-H SAFE Event 4-H SAFE Event The winners and their coaches will be honored at the Georgia State 4-H Congress Awards banquet along with all other senior state winners in July. By Arch D. Smith II | Published: 5/21/2021
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