Calhoun County, located in Southwest Georgia, is home to approximately 5,500 residents. Since the program’s beginning, Healthier Together has worked to enhance obesity prevention efforts within the county through nutrition and physical activity education and active community engagement. A few examples of these efforts include the creation of new community gardens, walkability signs posted in numerous parts of the county, and walking path repairs and/or new path construction.
Our efforts within the county will continue to develop to ensure that Calhoun County residents are better-educated about nutrition and physical activity so they can live Healthier Together!
Meet your Local Extension Agent
Shanda Ashley, County Extension Coordinator in Calhoun County
Shanda Ashley serves as both the Calhoun County Extension Coordinator and the 4-H Agent. Shanda’s responsibilities include organizing and allocating resources, preparing budgets, and maintaining relationships in the county and community, while also implementing educational programs for youth within the assigned county. Shanda shared, “Being a part of this program gives me the opportunity to not only give back to this wonderful community but be a partner along with other adults and youth in making positive changes to our county. Together we can do so much more!!”
Stacey Williams, Extension Program Assistant in Calhoun County