For more than a century, University of Georgia Extension has provided Georgia families with the information and support they need to make the most of every school year. Throughout 2014, UGA Extension is marking the 100th anniversary of the Cooperative Extension System by renewing its commitment to helping Georgians grow safe and nutritious food, strong families, sustainable economies and young leaders.
Last month, a Jefferson County woman died and her three grandchildren were sickened after a pesticide, labeled for agricultural use only, was used to kill insects inside their home. Unfortunately, this tragic story now serves as an opportunity for University of Georgia Extension agents like myself to stress the importance of following label instructions on pesticides and other chemicals.
More than 100 of the state’s mayors, city council members and city officials donned their sneakers early Monday morning, June 23, at the Active Georgia Walk to highlight the importance of physical activity among Georgians.