Telfair County, GA UGA Cooperative Extension

Telfair County, GA UGA Cooperative Extension This is the official page for Telfair County UGA Extension Office. The admins are Teresa Crosby and Laura Smith. You may contact us at 91 Telfair Ave., Suite E, McRae, GA 31055.
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Our phone is 229-868-6489. Our email is [email protected] What is Cooperative Extension? UGA Cooperative Extension extends lifelong learning to the people of Georgia through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families. UGA Cooperative 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. UGA Cooperative Extension is a county, state and federal funded organization supported by specialists in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Your Telfair County UGA Cooperative Extension Office is here to serve the citizens of Telfair County. Call us or come by the office with your concerns and questions. See http://extension.uga.edu/

Mission: The mission of the Telfair County Extension Office is to provide information and eduction in the areas of agriculture, home economics, rural and agricultural community development.

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What do wetlands do? Find out by constructing your own wetland with this fun #4HSTEMLab activity brought to you by @Hugh...
12/04/2020
4-H STEM Lab - Wonderful Wetlands

What do wetlands do? Find out by constructing your own wetland with this fun #4HSTEMLab activity brought to you by @HughesNet! https://bit.ly/363zmxQ #ScienceSaturday #4HatHome

This activity teaches youth how wetlands improve water quality in rivers and oceans by constructing their own model wetland.

Work your body with weights found at home? YES! Try: 1. Water bottles  2. Milk jugs and Laundry detergent (they have han...
12/04/2020

Work your body with weights found at home? YES! Try: 1. Water bottles 2. Milk jugs and Laundry detergent (they have handles) 3. Canned food (put cans in a bag with handles to increase weight)
more exercise ideas- https://bit.ly/3lpTWyw home exercise videos- https://bit.ly/3mvQ00z

Using just a cardboard box and a sprouting potato, this activity will show kids the obstacles plants overcome to find li...
12/03/2020

Using just a cardboard box and a sprouting potato, this activity will show kids the obstacles plants overcome to find light. Learn how to build a potato maze, and find more activities on #4HatHome: https://bit.ly/35zx6P3 #Opportuniyt4All

Some healthy home tips! Do you follow these weekly tips? #HealthyGeorgia
12/03/2020

Some healthy home tips! Do you follow these weekly tips? #HealthyGeorgia

Chicken Noodle Soup good for the soul, good for the wallet, and good for this cooler weather that we are having.  Try it...
12/03/2020
Foodtalk.org | Helping Georgians Eat Healthy & Get Moving!

Chicken Noodle Soup good for the soul, good for the wallet, and good for this cooler weather that we are having. Try it!

#HealthyGeorgia

Looking for healthy comfort foods? This is the perfect, delicious, affordable chicken noodle soup – our staff is just nuts about it.

Do want to learn about pasture weed management or need pesticide credit? Here is a great way to do both!Patrick McCullou...
12/03/2020

Do want to learn about pasture weed management or need pesticide credit? Here is a great way to do both!

Patrick McCullough, UGA Extension weed specialist, is giving a 1-hour Lunch & Learn webinar on pasture weed management on December 11, 2020. This program has been approved for a 1 hour of pesticide applicator CEUs for categories 10 (private), 21, and 22. Please help promote the webinar to you clients who may need weed management recommendations and/or pesticide license CEUs. The link to register is:
https://pasture1211hayfields.eventbrite.com

Purchase Georgia Boots to help create a better path #FOURWARD! November 1-15, our partners at Georgia Boot are offering ...
12/02/2020

Purchase Georgia Boots to help create a better path #FOURWARD! November 1-15, our partners at Georgia Boot are offering an exclusive promotion for 4-H members, friends and family. Visit https://bit.ly/2Gmgjqd for more information on the exclusive offer. #Opportunity4All

10 strategies for Better Time Management  Read the entire publication at https://tinyurl.com/yxk368a9 #HealthyGeorgia #T...
12/02/2020

10 strategies for Better Time Management Read the entire publication at https://tinyurl.com/yxk368a9 #HealthyGeorgia #TelfairFACS

UGA Extension Carroll County is offering a Farmers Market Vendor webinar series on Monday’s at 6:30pm.  The final sessio...
12/02/2020
Farmers Market Vendor Series

UGA Extension Carroll County is offering a Farmers Market Vendor webinar series on Monday’s at 6:30pm. The final session titled, Selling Local Produce, is this coming Monday, Dec 7th. Advance registration is requested. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y2pjhnqo

For more information contact, Kyrie Adkins at [email protected] or call 770-836-8546

UGA Extension Carroll County is hosting a webinar series focusing on how to sell locally produced products at a farmers market.

In this 4-H STEM Lab activity, developed by Arianna Smith, a 4-H teen leader in STEM, in collaboration with the Universi...
12/01/2020
4-H at Home: Building Bridges

In this 4-H STEM Lab activity, developed by Arianna Smith, a 4-H teen leader in STEM, in collaboration with the University of Tennessee, kids will learn about the engineering design process and the basic mechanics behind building bridges while designing their own bridge.

Go to https://tinyurl.com/y2p9uuny

Grades: 6 - 12
Topic: Engineering
Estimated Time: 20 minutes



Brought to you by HughesNet and University of Tennessee Extension



This activity was adapted from Building Bridges (c) 2016 University of Tennessee.

Kids interested in STEM activities explore engineering design and build bridges in the Building Bridges 4-H STEM Lab activity on 4-H at Home.

Eat this…don’t eat that! It can be confusing to navigate all diets. The internet is full of tips on what you should and ...
12/01/2020
Foodtalk.org | Helping Georgians Eat Healthy & Get Moving!

Eat this…don’t eat that! It can be confusing to navigate all diets. The internet is full of tips on what you should and shouldn’t eat to lose weight, be healthier, and live longer. Choosing the right diet for you is like basketball teams competing for the playoffs. Some diets are slam dunks, while others fall flat. This article explores some of the most popular diets to see which ones make it to the championship. #HealthyGeorgia

https://tinyurl.com/y4jdh2p8

Eat this…don’t eat that! It can be confusing to navigate all diets. The internet is full of tips on what you should and shouldn’t eat to lose weight, be healthier, and live longer. Choosing the right diet for you is like basketball teams competing for the playoffs. Some diets are slam dunks, w...

Are you looking for a real Christmas tree this year? Georgia Christmas trees are always on the good list with native-gro...
11/27/2020
Christmas Trees | Georgia Grown

Are you looking for a real Christmas tree this year? Georgia Christmas trees are always on the good list with native-grown varieties including Fraser Fir, Leyland Cypress and Red Cedar. Check out this link for farms that sell Georgia grown trees!

https://tinyurl.com/y5lnhw4z

Georgia Christmas trees are always on the good list with native-grown varieties including Fraser Fir, Leyland Cypress and Red Cedar.

Stream EcologyJoin Program Specialist Adam for a lesson in stream ecology in the Georgia mountains.#Georgia4H #Telfair4H...
11/25/2020
Stream Ecology

Stream Ecology

Join Program Specialist Adam for a lesson in stream ecology in the Georgia mountains.

#Georgia4H #Telfair4H
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5DmnFdpKk8

Join Program Specialist Adam for a lesson in stream ecology in the Georgia mountains. Original Air Date: April 1, 2020

UGA Extension Carroll County is offering a Farmers Market Vendor webinar series on Monday’s at 6:30pm.  The next session...
11/25/2020

UGA Extension Carroll County is offering a Farmers Market Vendor webinar series on Monday’s at 6:30pm. The next session is Monday, November 30th. Advance registration is requested. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y2pjhnqo
November 9 – Things You Should Know if You Want to Sell at a Farmers Market
November 16 – GA Licensing and Safety
November 23 – Marketing and Pricing Your Products
November 30 – Selling Local Meats
December 7 – Selling Local Produce

For more information contact, Kyrie Adkins at [email protected] or call 770-836-8546

Interested in a #STEM career, but you don't know where to start? Read how one HughesNet software engineer got his start ...
11/24/2020
Exploring STEM Professions: Interview with an Engineer | 4-H

Interested in a #STEM career, but you don't know where to start? Read how one HughesNet software engineer got his start and why he was inspired to never give up on his dreams as a young person! https://bit.ly/3n50OCI #4HatHome #Opportunity4All

There are a lot of STEM careers to choose from. We interviewed a software engineer to learn about his path to coding satellites.

Need a new twist on a traditional family budget friendly meal?  Try this Stuffed Pepper recipe, https://tinyurl.com/y5x6...
11/24/2020

Need a new twist on a traditional family budget friendly meal? Try this Stuffed Pepper recipe, https://tinyurl.com/y5x6nc9y

This recipe is simple and are a good source of fiber, low in calories and high in water which help satisfy hunger. Yay!
#HealthyGeorgia

Do want to learn about pasture weed management or need pesticide credit? Here is a great way to do both!Patrick McCullou...
11/24/2020

Do want to learn about pasture weed management or need pesticide credit? Here is a great way to do both!

Patrick McCullough, UGA Extension weed specialist, is giving a 1-hour Lunch & Learn webinar on pasture weed management on December 11, 2020. This program has been approved for a 1 hour of pesticide applicator CEUs for categories 10 (private), 21, and 22. Please help promote the webinar to you clients who may need weed management recommendations and/or pesticide license CEUs. The link to register is:
https://pasture1211hayfields.eventbrite.com

11/23/2020
MyPlate Kitchen: Red Beans and Rice

Need a healthy recipe that makes it possible to stay within your food budget? Try this red beans and rice recipe from our friends at Choose MyPlate.

Learn how to cook healthy, delicious food on a budget! Chef Amy Riolo makes Easy Red Beans and Rice, a recipe from MyPlate Kitchen. Visit the MyPlate Kitchen...

Take this Holiday time and do your video for our Cloverleaf Virtual DPA.  You have until November 30ths to enter your pr...
11/23/2020

Take this Holiday time and do your video for our Cloverleaf Virtual DPA. You have until November 30ths to enter your project. Let's do this!!

Georgia 4-H will be offering a Virtual Cloverleaf Project Achievement on Wednesday, December 2, 2020!

Registration is currently open to 4th -6th graders.

To compete, you’ll need to record your presentation at home and send us your video by November 30, 2020. Please send videos to our Telfair County 4-H office email address- [email protected].

When sending your presentation, please include your name and parent contact. Check out the link below to learn more about District Project Achievement-remember, this is a VIRTUAL DPA not face-to-face. I hope you’ll consider attending this event! As always, if you have any questions, give us a call, 229-868-6489

https://georgia4h.org/programs/project-achievement/cloverleaf-project-achievement-grades-4-6/

Explore the wonders of Space with easy at home experiments and short educational instructional videos. These activities ...
11/20/2020
4-H at Home Space Exploration

Explore the wonders of Space with easy at home experiments and short educational instructional videos. These activities where developed to take place over the course of a few days, relying on kids natural curiosity to learn.

Grades: 3-5
Topic: STEM, Aerospace
Estimated Time: 30 minutes per activity

Go to https://tinyurl.com/y3bkecvt



Courtesty of Texas A&M University

Explore the wonders of Space with easy 4-H at Home experiments and short educational instructional videos.

Are you looking for a real Christmas tree this year?  Georgia Christmas trees are always on the good list with native-gr...
11/20/2020
Christmas Trees | Georgia Grown

Are you looking for a real Christmas tree this year? Georgia Christmas trees are always on the good list with native-grown varieties including Fraser Fir, Leyland Cypress and Red Cedar. Check out this link for farms that sell Georgia grown trees!

https://tinyurl.com/y5lnhw4z

Georgia Christmas trees are always on the good list with native-grown varieties including Fraser Fir, Leyland Cypress and Red Cedar.

11/20/2020
UGA Extension, Crisp County

Our friends at UGA Crisp County Extension have a series called, "Made at Home." We thought some of you might enjoy these short videos with various recipes. This one is for Pimento Cheese. Enjoy! #HealthyGeorgia #TelfairFACS
#crispcountyextension

Need a quick spread to take with you to a family gathering or to have for a snack -- Pimento Cheese might just be your answer! Checkout this quick addition of Made at Home - Pimento Cheese.

#healthygeorgia #swdfacs #crispcountyextension #pimentocheese

A message from your 20-21 SE District Junior Board Members!  Don't forget to sign up for our Virtual Cloverleaf DPA.  Th...
11/19/2020
SED Junior Officers Address District - YouTube

A message from your 20-21 SE District Junior Board Members! Don't forget to sign up for our Virtual Cloverleaf DPA. The deadline is November 30th. Call Amanda Aldridge at 229-868-6489 for more information.

A message from your 20-21 Southeast District Officers!

RESEARCH DAWG SPOTLIGHT - For three decades, Parastoo Azadi has been committed to understanding the structure and functi...
11/19/2020
Mapping the structures of sugars - UGA Research News

RESEARCH DAWG SPOTLIGHT - For three decades, Parastoo Azadi has been committed to understanding the structure and function of glycans - also known as groups of complex sugars that cover every living cell.
The Complex Carbohydrate Research Center's technical director's research could lead to breakthroughs in a number of fields, from medicine to renewable energy and sustainable materials. And now, Azadi has her sights on COVID-19.
#HealthyGeorgia #UGAResearchNews

 Glycoscience | November 10, 2020November 9, 2020 Mapping the structures of sugars By Leonor Sierra (Photo by Amy Ware) For three decades, Parastoo Azadi has been elucidating the structure of glycans: groups of complex sugars that cover every living cell. Understanding their structure—and their...

UGA Extension Carroll County is offering a Farmers Market Vendor webinar series on Monday’s at 6:30pm.  The next session...
11/19/2020

UGA Extension Carroll County is offering a Farmers Market Vendor webinar series on Monday’s at 6:30pm. The next session is Monday, November 23rd. Advance registration is requested. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y2pjhnqo

November 23 – Marketing and Pricing Your Products
November 30 – Selling Local Meats
December 7 – Selling Local Produce

For more information contact, Kyrie Adkins at [email protected] or call 770-836-8546

Night Wildlife at WahsegaProgram Specialist Adam teaches a lesson on night wildlife in the Chattahoochee National Forest...
11/18/2020
Night Wildlife at Wahsega

Night Wildlife at Wahsega

Program Specialist Adam teaches a lesson on night wildlife in the Chattahoochee National Forest! This is a class your students can take at Wahsega 4-H Center.

#Georgia4H #Telfair4H

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0AJw8kBfGA

Program Specialist Adam teaches a lesson on night wildlife in the Chattahoochee National Forest! This is a class your students can take at Wahsega 4-H Center.

11/18/2020
Foodtalk.org | Helping Georgians Eat Healthy & Get Moving!

Dinner time can be bonding time when you gather around the table and engage in some fun and engaging questions. Check out the link below for tips on mealtime questions to help make your family meals mindful & fun meals.
#HealthyGeorgia

A free, fun game of mealtime questions can be a creative way to bond over mealtimes. You may even learn something new about the family members with whom you’ve probably been spending a LOT of time this year.

11/18/2020
Disease Management in the Home Vegetable Garden | UGA Cooperative Extension

Another research item for growing your own vegetables is disease management. This publication will help you research different components of Disease Management in the Home Vegetable Garden. It is Circular 862 and may be found for reading or printing at https://tinyurl.com/y37a2myr.

Plant diseases can be a significant problem in home gardens. Most vegetables are susceptible to a number of diseases. Home gardeners can reduce the occurrence of many diseases with sound cultural practices. This publication discusses managing diseases in the home vegetable garden.

Join us on November 19  at 10:00 a.m. to hear Gilmer/Fannin ANR Agent Ashley Hoppers give a homeowner small fruits/tree ...
11/18/2020

Join us on November 19 at 10:00 a.m. to hear Gilmer/Fannin ANR Agent Ashley Hoppers give a homeowner small fruits/tree fruit update. This program will be held virtually and is free to attend. To register go to the following link: https://tinyurl.com/fruitupdate2020. Please share with anyone who may be interested in your community.

Reminder the last webinar series on balancing personal and professional lives starts tomorrow at 1pm. The topic for Nove...
11/17/2020

Reminder the last webinar series on balancing personal and professional lives starts tomorrow at 1pm. The topic for November 18 – Mindfully Maintaining Your Emotional Health. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/2020worklife

Can your diet prevent Covid-19?A healthful diet can impact many diet-related diseases, such as high blood pressure or ch...
11/17/2020

Can your diet prevent Covid-19?

A healthful diet can impact many diet-related diseases, such as high blood pressure or cholesterol. So can eating a healthy diet prevent someone from getting Covid-19? Find out the answer by going to https://tinyurl.com/y2stuqx5

#HealthyGeorgia

11/17/2020
Foodtalk.org | Helping Georgians Eat Healthy & Get Moving!

A Vegan Reuben sandwich 🤔 🤷‍♀️ Why NOT? Try out this healthy twist on the classic Reuben sandwich Vegan style! With layers of flavorful Mushrooms, tangy Sauerkraut, and creamy Thousand Island-style dressing you know it's going to GOOD 😋😋

The classic Reuben sandwich goes vegan in this savory recipe. Layers of flavorful mushrooms, tangy sauerkraut, and creamy Thousand Island style dressing make for a delicious meal you’ll be dreaming about for a long time!

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Way to go Telfair 4-H'ers!!
While this article does not speak directly about Telfair County, it does highlight the problems faced by farmers throughout our area. Our prayers remain with them all.
Praying for our farmers and privileged to serve them with whatever help we can.