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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.


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Events
Oct 25 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.
Oct 25 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.
Oct 30 - Oct 31 Area 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging - Acworth Acworth, GA - (47.0 miles) Area 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging - Acworth
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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
'Bolivian Sunset' link A native of Bolivia and Peru, this ground cover is cold hardy from zones 8 and up. By Norman Winter | Published: 10/19/2017
Sunbelt Expo link The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo, an annual event that celebrates agriculture, showcases research and facilitates agricultural education, concludes Thursday in Moultrie, Georgia. By Norman Winter, Clint Thompson | Published: 10/18/2017
Energy Savers link Trees create shade in the summer and block slow winds in the winter. By Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Mary Carol Sheffield | Published: 10/17/2017
Exotic Pest Meeting link UGA Griffin campus to host meeting of exotic pest plant professionals. By Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Mary Carol Sheffield, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 10/17/2017
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