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2017 HART COUNTY, GEORGIA

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When you need answers, you

go to the source… And when

your question needs unbiased,

research-based answers about

issues like horticulture, water

quality, profitability in agribusi-

ness, food safety and nutrition

and helping young people pre-

pare for life; your best source is

the Hart County Cooperative

Extension Office.

Through a unique partner-

ship with Hart County Govern-

ment, the University of Geor-

gia, the State of Georgia and the

U.S. Department of Agriculture,

Cooperative Extension Agents,

backed up by specialists and a

network of resources, have

been on the job in Georgia

since 1914.

The United States Congress

established the Cooperative Ex-

tension for the purpose of deliv-

ering information from land-

grant colleges and universities

to all Americans. The “College

on Wheels” carried University

of Georgia faculty and exhibits

of interest across Georgia

through 1917. Today there are

cooperative extension offices

in most of the 159 counties of

our state.

Main programming areas of

extension are:

Agriculture and natural re-

sources:

County Extension

Agent, Josh Halpin, helps keep

farmers abreast of the latest

agricultural technology, re-

search and marketing strate-

gies. The farm gate value of a

cultivated product in agricul-

ture or aquaculture is the net

value of the product when it

leaves the farm, after market-

ing costs have been subtract-

ed. Since many farms do not

have significant marketing

costs, it is often understood as

the price of the product at

which it is sold by the farm

(the farm gate price).

The farm gate value is typi-

cally lower than the retail

price consumers pay in a store

as it does not include costs for

shipping, handling, storage,

marketing, and profit margins

of the involved companies.

Testing of soil or water, live-

stock feed analysis, or pesti-

cide residue testing

– Hart

County Cooperative Exten-

sion provides these services

for clientele through the UGA

Agricultural Services Labora-

tories. Some of these tests may

require a small fee.

Horticulture expertise

is of-

fered to homeowners and pes-

ticide training for private/com-

mercial applicator licensing.

Hart County 4-H:

Brandi

Shiflet, County Extension

Agent, and Amber Adams, Ex-

Cooperative Extension Service

AGRICULTURE

706-376-3134

Brandi H. Shiflet

Extension Coordinator

and 4-H Agent

brandimh@uga.edu

Josh Halpin

Ag Agent - Agriculture

& Natural Resources

jhalpin@uga.edu

Amber Adams

4-H Program Assistant

ambermb@uga.edu

Rhonda Jordan

Secretary

uge1147@uga.edu

200 Arthur Street, Hartwell

Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. – 12 Noon

and 1 – 5 p.m.

tension Program Assistant en-

courages students in grades

four through twelve to join

4-H. The 4-H staff provides

thirty-six club meetings each

month to over 800 Hart Coun-

ty 4-H’ers. In-school meetings

for fourth through sixth grade

include lessons that comple-

ment the common core stan-

dards for each grade level.

After school meetings are held

for seventh through twelfth

grade and focus on community

service and leadership devel-

opment. Home schooled stu-

dents also meet monthly. Hart

County 4-H also offers stu-

dents the opportunity to be on

a judging team. This is usually

a six week study, or longer, of

an area of interest and con-

cludes with a district contest.

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Hours: Sunday - Thursday 11am - 10pm

Friday & Saturday 11am - 11pm

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706-376-2040

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