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Mission

To extend lifelong learning from the University of Georgia to the everyday lives of Georgians through current, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

What is UGA Extension?

A partnership of the University of Georgia, the U. S. Department of Agriculture and counties of the state cooperating. UGA Extension is on the forefront of food safety, technology, research, and education; keeping Georgia’s economy strong and making life better for Georgians. Learn more about Extension.

UGA Extension Carroll County links the resources of the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and Carroll County to provide educational programs, information, and assistance to citizens. UGA Extension Carroll County helps the citizens of Carroll County by addressing the following initiatives:

  • Family and Economic Well-Being
  • Conservation and Management of Natural Resources
  • Agriculture Programming and Research Opportunities
  • Improving Nutrition, Diet and Health
  • Water Quality
  • Youth Leadership
  • 4-H Youth Development Program
  • Service Learning / Citizenship

Our Promise

To provide practical education you can trust, to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

Upcoming Events


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Events
Jan 17, 2018 Nutrition Class Ellijay, GA - (86.0 miles) Learn how to eat healthy without spending a lot of money, the value of having a grocery list, what it means to eat healthy foods, and portion control to prevent weight gain.
Jan 17, 2018 Money/Budget Class Ellijay, GA - (86.0 miles) Learn how to stretch your food dollars, the importance of paying bills on time, and how to keep track of your spending.
Jan 20, 2018 Small Farm Business Training -- Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program Part 1 Cumming, GA - (73.0 miles) UGA Extension and partners developed the Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program to provide a comprehensive training program for beginning farmers. Small Farm Business Training is one of three parts in this program. Through this 2-day class (Saturday, January 20 and Saturday, January 27, 2018), trainers from the UGA Small Business Development Center will cover the following topics: Preparing a Business Plan Financial Feasibility Using Balance Sheets Accrual Income Risk Management Licensing and Certifications Marketing Feasibility Selling Your Products $50 registration fee includes handbook, lunch, and other program materials. Participants who complete the program and post-training evaluation will receive a certificate.
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Extension Publications
Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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Extension News
Christmas Trees link UGA Extension offers safety tips on Christmas tree management. By Michelle M. Lewis | Published: 12/8/2017
Golden Berry link Berries come in yellow, too, thanks to native hollies like possumhaw and winterberry. By Michelle M. Lewis, Norman Winter | Published: 12/7/2017
UGA Ag Forecast link UGA economists to tackle commodity prices, rural development and agriculture policy during 2018 Ag Forecast. By Michelle M. Lewis, Norman Winter, Merritt Melancon | Published: 12/5/2017
PlantTape Technology link All parts of onion production are being evaluated, including fertilizer and herbicide applications. By Michelle M. Lewis, Norman Winter, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson | Published: 12/5/2017
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