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Emergency Preparedness 2017

Published on 09/07/2017

Did you know that University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has a library of information on how to prepare for and recover from natural disasters and household emergencies? From packing an emergency preparedness kit to rehabbing a water logged landscape, Georgians can find the emergency information they need by visiting extension.uga.edu/topic-areas/timely-topics/emergencies.html .

Fall Gardening 2017

Published on 08/31/2017

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers fall gardening advice through this year's Fall Gardening 2017 packet. These articles are written specifically for Georgia gardens, from novice to advanced 'green thumbs.' For more help on specific topics, contact your local UGA Extension agent or read the UGA Extension publications at http://extension.uga.edu/publications.html.

Food Safety Bioinformatics Henk den Bakker joins UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Published July 19, 2017Author:

Food safety research usually involves analyzing live populations of foodborne pathogens like Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli, but University of Georgia food scientist Henk den Bakker fights pathogens by developing computer software. 

Burrower Bug USDA Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program allocated $324,615 to UGA research. Published July 18, 2017Author:

Through part of a $12.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut entomologist Mark Abney is studying the biology of the burrower bug and developing an effective management program.

Flea Control Fleas love moist, shady areas full of tall grass or dead leaves and debris. Published July 17, 2017Author:

If you own a pet, chances are you’ve dealt with fleas in some form or fashion. Unfortunately, our yards are fleas’ resorts, and they consider our pets to be their own personal valets and moving diners. Even wild animals can become a traveling flea circus.

Radon Poster Contest Radon awareness poster contest set for this fall. Published July 17, 2017Author:

Household radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, but the hazards of this dangerous gas are still relatively unknown to many Georgia families. That’s why the University of Georgia Radon Education Program is asking students to get the message out: Testing for radon is easy and could save someone’s life.

Wash Your Paws Hand-washing can make a huge impact on students' health this fall. Published July 13, 2017Author:

For many children, heading back to school in the fall often means heading back to the world of sniffles, sneezes and coughs. When hundreds of students come together in the same building for the start of the school year, germs and viruses will be around, but that doesn’t mean families need to resign themselves to staying sick.

After-school Snacks A little prep work can help kids make better after-school snack choices. Published July 13, 2017Author:

Kids can start choosing their own snacks at a fairly early age, but they still need parents to help them make healthy food choices well into adolescence. When older students come home from school before their parents, choosing nutritious after-school snacks can be challenging. Parents can have more influence on their children’s choices by working with kids to plan after-school snacks.

On-the-go Snacks Healthy on-the-go snacks keep family nutrition on track. Published July 13, 2017Author:

With kids in after-school activities and adults working full-time jobs, ensuring that the family is eating, much less eating right, can be a challenge. Making well-rounded meals or snacks is easier when parents get into the habit of thinking ahead.

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Bullying Essay Student shares story of bullying and how one principal didn't turn his back. Published July 12, 2017Author:

Olivia Forrest experienced rejection and bullying, but no one would believe her until one principal stood up and made a difference in her life.

Pollinator Census Schools and community gardens collaborate with UGA Extension to gauge pollinator health. Published July 12, 2017Author:

Georgia students and teachers at 50 school and community gardens across the state will launch the inaugural Pollinator Census Project this August. The data will shed light on pollinator populations in Georgia and how well the native ground cover — the ‘Snow Flurry’ aster — can support them.

School Gardens School garden lessons are spreading across curricula in Georgia. Published July 12, 2017Author:

Over the past decade, the numbers of school gardens across Georgia has grown rapidly, and these gardens have become vital to the teaching process. Once seen primarily as a way to teach students about the importance of fresh vegetables and proper nutrition, the school garden has become a classroom resource that covers much of the curriculum.


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