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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Ag Extension continues helping citizens, despite pandemic

A UGA student conducts research.

UGA Extension Hall County, which provides critical agricultural services to the citizens of Hall County, has found a way keep service moving - even with an increase in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With many citizens now working from home, staff has experienced a substantial increase in requests for advice and guidance related to home gardening and the raising and care of animals.

"Like everyone else, we’ve had to adapt to these uncertain times. We now offer many of our services online or by phone. Our youth educational programs, which serve ages 9 to 19, have gone virtual as well," said Judy Tilford, County Extension Coordinator and 4-H Youth Development Agent. "We know parents are often looking for constructive, educational activities for their children, and we have a plethora of valuable resources, including STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities and courses on leadership and civic engagement."

UGA Extension Hall County is split into three departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development.

For information on the many services offered by UGA Extension Hall County, visit the department’s website.

Citizens can also call the office during normal business hours. The Agriculture and Family and Consumer Sciences office can be reached at (770) 535-8293, and the 4-H office at (770) 535-8291.

(Photo courtesy of UGA Extension.)

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