MC Halbrook

  • Hazardous Home Chemical Disposal

    You’ve used your pesticide or fertilizer and now it is time to throw it out. How though? You know that reasonably you shouldn’t just throw it away and dumping it would be bad for the plants and ground water. How do you get rid of these chemicals? Pesticide Manufacturers must put proper disposal information on…

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  • Preparing for Tropical Storm Idalia

    Image of the path of Tropical Storm Idalia as of 1:46PM on 8-28-23

    As we monitor for Tropical Storm Idalia, you should take precautions and prepare your household for extreme weather events. Please note: this blog post is being made at 1:50PM on 8-28-2023. There will be updates to the path of the storm that you should monitor through the National Weather Service. Sign up for CodeRED emergency…

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  • Great Southeast Pollinator Census

    This August 18-19, you can participate in a citizen science project to help collect data on pollinators in the Southeast United States. Anyone can participate and it is designed for easy access. For the last several years, Georgia has been heading this data collection weekend. This year, we are excited to welcome North Carolina and…

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  • Summer Intern: Sam Roberson

    Summer of 2023, Glynn and McIntosh Extension hosted Sam Roberson, student of University of Georgia. He will begin his Senior Year in the fall and is working towards his Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness. Sam helped all three program areas (Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, and 4-H Youth) for different programming needs. Highlights…

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  • Congratulations New Pollinator Stewards!

    This week, we hosted a Pollinator Steward training program. Eight participants completed the course and are ready to go out into their communities and share their pollinator knowledge. This program consisted of 28 hours of educational content. Each day we focused on different pollinators and their habitat needs. Major focus was given to Honeybees, Native…

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  • Pollinator Steward Program, July 10-13

    The Pollinator Steward Program is designed for those interested in protecting and providing for our insect pollinators. The course will be 28 hours of educational sessions spanning 4 days. During this course, you will learn about Native Bees, Butterflies, Honeybees, other pollinators, and how to build a pollinator friendly habitat. We will have a field…

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  • Water System Workshop, July 11th 2023

    The Water Systems Workshop aims to promote greater understanding of water systems, water assessments, including FDA’s proposed Water Builder Tool, and water distribution equipment and connections. This workshop is designed to be interactive using presentations that encourage discussions, scenario-based small group breakouts, and hands-on activities. The workshop is structured to accommodate regional considerations within the…

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  • We’re Hiring! Glynn County 4-H Agent

    image with 4 students holding sign encouraging readers to apply online to the 4-H agent job posting

    Position Summary As the Glynn County 4-H Agent, you would provide educational programming to the youth in the county. The ideal candidate has: Job Responsibilities About UGA Extension UGA Extension was founded in 1914 with the mission to translate the science of everyday living for farmers, families and communities to foster a healthy and prosperous…

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  • Growing Guide: Sweet Potatoes

    Two sweet potatoes sliced to see inside

    Chances are that you have probably accidentally started a sweet potato slip. Remember that forgotten potato you found at the bottom of the bowl that sprouted little leaves and roots? That potato was on its way to producing slips! Unlike most vegetables, sweet potatoes are not grown from seed. Sweet potatoes are grown from slips…

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  • Hummingbird hovering near feeder

    It’s that time of year where we want to draw in pollinators and hummingbirds to our yards. We love them for the benefits they bring to our gardens, but also how fun it is to watch them. There’s almost a feeling of being “chosen” when you have a really popular feeder. Learn more about how…

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