The University of Georgia
Cooperative Extension in Clayton County is part of the University
of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and
the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. We are also an
educational division of the Department of Community Services of
Clayton County Government with funding also provided by the Clayton
County Board of Education.
Our purpose is to bring current
research and information to the people of Clayton County in the
areas of Agriculture/Environment, Family and Consumer Sciences and
4-H/Youth Development. Our goal is to help citizens with:
- Agricultural Competitiveness and Profitability
- Natural Resources and Environmental Management
- Improving Nutrition, Diet and Health
- Family Development and Resource Management
- Leadership and Volunteer Development
- Youth at Risk
Competitiveness and Profitability -
Classes and printed material are available on lawns, landscaping,
insect control, fruit and vegetable production, pesticide
application and soil tests, as well as traditional farm
Natural Resources and
Environmental Management - Information is available on
disposing of hazardous household waste, conserving water both
inside and outside the home including lawns and gardens.
Improving Nutrition, Diet
and Health - What should you eat to stay healthy?
Extension educators answer that question by phone, in classes, or
at manned exhibits with publications. Topics include nutrition for
children, teens, and the elderly, as well as, special needs such as
lowering cholesterol, triglycerides, sodium, fat and sugar. Other
related topics that affect health are: food preservation,
preparation, safety and purchasing.
Family Development and
Resource Management - Educational opportunities and
resources are available in the areas of basic developmental needs
of the total family (from infancy to senior adults); improving
family relations; basic parenting skills; and in-service training
for care providers; in the areas of child care, personal care homes
for seniors, and nursing homes. Resources are available to help
individuals and families become better able to manage their
finances include: money management series, correspondence courses,
classes and limited individual consultations. Home visiting,
parenting education and support services are also available.
Leadership and Volunteer
Development - Developing leadership skills in Clayton's
emerging leaders (both youth and adult) is a priority. Extension
works closely with the local adult leadership program: Leadership
Clayton - jointly sponsored by Clayton County Chamber of Commerce
and Clayton College and State University.
Identifying, nurturing, developing
and training emerging leaders to better serve the needs of Clayton
County is the mission of the Clayton County Grassroots Leadership
Institute. Through a series of classes based on the UGA J. W.
Fanning's Leadership Institute curriculum, participants are
provided an opportunity to develop team building, leadership and
Youth at Risk -
Our effort involves young people in many of the listed initiatives.
There are opportunities for youth in 5th thru 12th grade. These
include working with kids in individual 4-H projects. County and
state-wide 4-H events such as rallies, competitions, special
interest camps, judging teams, horse club and community service
projects are also available. Clayton Leadership Now is a youth
leadership development program aimed at developing useful,
responsible and productive citizens.
Newsletters - We offer a number of newsletters
which can be mailed upon request to you:
Clayton County Grassroots Leadership Institute
- The Clayton County Grassroots Leadership Institute is a
12-week (3 hour session) program. The mission of the Grassroots
Leadership Institute is to identify, train, and nurture emerging
leaders to better serve the needs of the Clayton County community.
We are currently accepting applications for the upcoming 2011
class. For questions or further information, please click on the
Clayton County Grassroots Leadership Informational
Clayton County Grassroots Leadership Application
and Class Schedule
Questions? Try 1-800-ASK-UGA1
The UGA Cooperative Extension Service offers educational
programs, assistance and materials to all people without regard to
race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability