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Fayette County UGA Extension Coordinator Kim Toal, Georgia Commissioner of Public Health Kathleen E. Toomey, Fayette County School Nutrition Director Kokeeta Wilder, Georgia Early Care and Learning Commissioner Amy Jacobs, Georgia Organics Board Chairman Joe Reynolds, and UGA Extension County Operations Director Michael J. Martin celebrate Fayette County Public Schools' Outstanding Extension Farm to School Program Award at Georgia Organics 2019 Golden Radish Awards in Atlanta. CAES News
Fayette County UGA Extension Coordinator Kim Toal, Georgia Commissioner of Public Health Kathleen E. Toomey, Fayette County School Nutrition Director Kokeeta Wilder, Georgia Early Care and Learning Commissioner Amy Jacobs, Georgia Organics Board Chairman Joe Reynolds, and UGA Extension County Operations Director Michael J. Martin celebrate Fayette County Public Schools' Outstanding Extension Farm to School Program Award at Georgia Organics 2019 Golden Radish Awards in Atlanta.
Golden Radish
Over the past two decades, Fayette County lost about 40% of its farmland. Many residents have lost their connection to agriculture and have little understanding about where their food comes from.
National 4-H Week has been set for Oct. 6-12. Georgia 4-H began in 1904 as a corn club for boys. Today, Georgia 4-H attracts students from all areas of interest, not just those interested in agriculture. The majority of participants currently come from small cities, towns and rural non-farms. CAES News
National 4-H Week has been set for Oct. 6-12. Georgia 4-H began in 1904 as a corn club for boys. Today, Georgia 4-H attracts students from all areas of interest, not just those interested in agriculture. The majority of participants currently come from small cities, towns and rural non-farms.
4-H Week
Georgia 4-H inspires kids to do — to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society by establishing personal and sincere relationships, learning life and leadership skills, and enhancing community awareness. During National 4-H Week, Oct. 6-12, Georgians will celebrate all the exceptional things these 4-H’ers accomplish.
As part of a Georgia 4-H urban-rural student exchange program, 24 students toured across the state this summer to visit agricultural businesses. The One Georgia program students are shown with Georgia Grown Chef Olivia Rader (center in apron) during a tour of the Georgia Department of Agriculture. CAES News
As part of a Georgia 4-H urban-rural student exchange program, 24 students toured across the state this summer to visit agricultural businesses. The One Georgia program students are shown with Georgia Grown Chef Olivia Rader (center in apron) during a tour of the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
One Georgia
Twenty-four Georgia 4-H teenagers spent their summer in a unique agriculture-focused student exchange program without leaving the state. Funded by the Thalia and Michael C. Carlos Foundation, One Georgia 4-H is an urban-rural 4-H exchange program designed to showcase the importance of agriculture in rural and urban Georgia.
Echols County 4-H'er Brent Mashburn works on his team's ROV during Georgia 4-H's HughesNet Tech Takeover Day in June. Two of his team-mates, Brooks County 4-H'ers Chris Spires and Jack Perry, wait to try out the robots modifications. CAES News
Echols County 4-H'er Brent Mashburn works on his team's ROV during Georgia 4-H's HughesNet Tech Takeover Day in June. Two of his team-mates, Brooks County 4-H'ers Chris Spires and Jack Perry, wait to try out the robots modifications.
College Pound
College acceptance is not typically at the top of a middle school student’s to-do list, but preparation for higher education should begin somewhere between after-school practice and math homework at this age.
University of Georgia Extension experts say that you should wash your hands for 20 seconds with warm soap and water to effectively clean them. Hand sanitizer is not a replacement for hand-washing. Sanitizer can be used in the event that soap and water are not available, but soap and water are always the best choice for hand-washing. CAES News
University of Georgia Extension experts say that you should wash your hands for 20 seconds with warm soap and water to effectively clean them. Hand sanitizer is not a replacement for hand-washing. Sanitizer can be used in the event that soap and water are not available, but soap and water are always the best choice for hand-washing.
Handwashing Tips
Back to school for Georgia students means reuniting with friends, reminiscing about summer and, unfortunately, sharing germs that could lead to various illnesses.
Warren County High School agriculture teacher Peggy Armstrong works with tudents as they clear out a raised bed at Warren County School's green school. With just over the 600 students, the school system has one of the most robust farm-to-school programs in the state. CAES News
Warren County High School agriculture teacher Peggy Armstrong works with tudents as they clear out a raised bed at Warren County School's green school. With just over the 600 students, the school system has one of the most robust farm-to-school programs in the state.
Farm to School
It may not use the fanciest place settings or offer wine pairings, but the best farm-to-plate eatery in Warren County, Georgia, is — by far — the school cafeteria.
Physical activity benefits children and adults by improving self-esteem, lowering rates of depression, creating higher-quality sleep and a more positive overall attitude toward life. CAES News
Physical activity benefits children and adults by improving self-esteem, lowering rates of depression, creating higher-quality sleep and a more positive overall attitude toward life.
Active Kids
A generation ago, students looked forward to recess; a break in the school day when they could spend time with their friends climbing on the monkey bars, swinging or just burning some energy. But recess isn’t a guaranteed part of the school day anymore, and parents must make a concerted effort to add physical activity into their child’s day, says Diane Bales, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension human development specialist.
A University of Georgia Cooperative Extension expert says children who don't get enough sleep can be irritable and lack concentration. On average, school-aged children need about 12 hours of sleep. CAES News
A University of Georgia Cooperative Extension expert says children who don't get enough sleep can be irritable and lack concentration. On average, school-aged children need about 12 hours of sleep.
Sleep Tight, Learn Better
Almost any teacher in America can look at her class and know which kids went to bed too late the night before. Sometimes the students are grumpy. Sometimes they’re drowsy. Sometimes they’re just not as attentive as they usually are. The symptoms are varied, but they’re all caused by a lack of sleep.
More than 160,000 children nationwide miss school every day out of fear of being bullied, according to the National Education Association. CAES News
More than 160,000 children nationwide miss school every day out of fear of being bullied, according to the National Education Association.
Stress Management
When summer draws to an end, parents often start getting their students ready to return to school. While a new backpack and a collection of notebooks and pens might top their to-do list, students also need to prepare emotionally, said Diane Bales, an associate professor of human development and family science at the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
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Communication Routines
Amid after-school activities — homework, dinner prep, baths and bedtime — it can be hard for parents and children to make time to talk.