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County Extension

  • More social interactions can lead to a healthier heart

        How many social interactions does the average person experience every day?    Whatever that number is, it is decreasing across the population. According to University of Tennessee Extension community health specialist Soghra Jarvandi, this trend spells bad news for heart health, and older adults are particularly at risk to be socially isolated.

  • UT Extension plans fall garden training on August 31

        Anyone interested in fall gardening can attend a free fall gardening training on Friday, Aug. 31, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the third floor conference room of the Morgan County Courthouse.
        This training is free but limited to the first 10 to RSVP. The training will consist of sanitation, fall clean up, cover crops and crop rotation.
        To RSVP contact the UT Extension Office at JohnT@utk.edu or 423-346-3000.
     

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        While many were sleeping on Memorial Day, 42 4-Hers were on their way to the Clyde Austin 4-H camp center in Greeneville, Tenn.  Through generous donations, the county sent more campers this year than they have since 2015. With any luck, these numbers will continue to rise for years to come. Junior 4-H camp is an engaging program aimed at creating lifelong memories through exciting, constructive activities and fun-filled days.

  • Agriculture

        The UT-TSU Extension Office, Morgan County staff is pleased to announce the hiring of Lora Borja, to fill the position of Family and Consumer Sciences Agent.
        Borja, comes to Morgan County from the UT-TSU Extension Office in Scott County, where she served at the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent for almost three years, and was acting County Director for fourteen months. While employed with UT Extension, she has conducted both adult and youth programs, to include 4-H in the classroom.

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        4-Hers from across the sub-region brought their A game to Jamestown, to demonstrate their knowledge of their project area. One fourth grade and one fifth grade participant from each county are selected in each program area, of which there are 27. These projects may include anything from beef to computers and technology.
        The 4-Hers selected to represent Morgan County were based on their demonstrations or interactive exhibits they had presented in the classroom in February.

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        The Morgan County 4-H Archery club competed in the Tennessee State 4-H Archery Jamboree in Cookeville this past weekend. The team, which consists of nine 4-H members throughout the county from grades 4-10, arrived eagerly on Friday evening, March 23, to practice at the Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion.   On Saturday, the show had begun.

  • Agriculture

        4-H Wildlife Judging is underway. Any students attending grades 5-12 are encouraged to contact the extension office at 423-346-3000 to learn more.
     

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        It’s also that time of year to be picking out the calves and lambs that you want to show during the summer months.  Any interested families are encouraged to contact the extension office for more information or assistance.  Lambs and calves need to be owned (or leased) and under the care of the child who wishes to show them no later than May 20.   
     

  • Agriculture

    By John Taylor – UT Extension Agent

        My name is John Taylor and I am the new UT 4-H, agriculture and natural resources extension agent here in Morgan County.
        Since Aug. 1, I have been working hard to improve our 4-H Youth Development Program. By now I have met with nearly all 4-H clubs in 4th-8th grades throughout the county.