Cooperative Extension Office

Washington County Office
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UGA Cooperative Extension

 

Hours of Operation:
8:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00 Monday-Friday

Contact Information:
Washington County Extension/ 4-H
158 West Haynes Street / P.O. Box 310
Sandersville, GA 31082
(478) 552-2011
Fax: (478) 552-3042 or email  uge3303@uga.edu

With the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, The Washington County Extension/ 4-H office is  limited access by appointment only. We are having to be very creative and innovative with our programming, while continuing to serve the public. We are still collecting soil, plant and water samples with accessible bins placed in front of the office with instructions.  If you have any questions, please call us today 478.552.2011.

Staff:

Interim County Extension Coordinator – Lisa Jordan                                                                                                            Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent – Vacant/ Temp Agent Rocky Tanner, Johnson Co. Ext.                            Family and Consumer Science Agent – Georgeanne Cook
4-H Agent-Cindy Sheram
County Extension Administrative Assistant– Jennifer Farrin
AmeriCorps Community Service Specialist 4-H and Youth –  Anna Padgett

About Cooperative Extension

UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 to take research-based agricultural information to the people of Georgia. County agents and specialists throughout the state share information on issues like water quality, profitability in agribusiness, family wellness and life skills.

County agents provide soil and water test supplies and instruction, advice on safe pesticide use, provide publications and computer programs and teach consumers skills to improve Georgians quality of life. They are the local experts in food safety, proper eating habits, child safety and parenting.

UGA Cooperative Extension coordinates 4-H, Georgia’s largest youth program. Each year, almost 200,000 young Georgians participate in community projects, summer camps and conferences on today’s issues while having fun and learning to work together. The leadership skills and responsible values they learn in 4-H last a lifetime.

For details on services we offer go to our website
http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/washington/

Georgians get their money’s worth from UGA Extension. Every dollar invested in Cooperative Extension saves taxpayers’ dollars in the long run and returns $3 for every $1 invested in Georgia counties.

County Wellness Program

Georgeanne Cook, Family & Consumer Science Agent  maintains the Washington County Employee Program
Wellness Committee members: Evelyn Brown, Loretta Middleton, Kathy Reynolds, Amy York and Georgeanne Cook.

Ongoing activities for the Wellness Program:

  • Lunch & Learns
  • Cardiovascular Screenings
  • Flu Shot
  • Health Fair
  • First Aid & CPR Training
  • Health Information
  • Ins & Outs of Diabetes classes
  • VITA – Virtual Income Tax Assistance
  • Quarterly Wellness Counts Points System – all employees that turn in points are placed in a drawing for $150.00
  • Exercise thru WalkGA  http://walkgeorgia.org