UGA Extension Office


Extension Serves the Entire Community

Athens-Clarke County Extension offers a wealth of information and services for residents of our county.  Agents and trained support staff provide educational programs as well as a number of services.  Our Agriculture and Natural Resources agent offers landscape and gardening information to residents, Master Gardener and other classes as well as water and soil testing and access to UGA informative publications.  Our 4-H agent creates and organizes youth educational programs including competitive events which will assist young people to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills through experiential learning.  Our Family and Consumer Science agent offers and designs  educational programs for the community needs, provides information you can trust on money, home, health, food and family and oversees the SNAP-Ed program which helps families on a budget learn to eat healthy.

Agriculture & Natural Resources

4-H Youth Development

Family & Consumer Sciences

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Athens-Clarke County Outdoor Watering Schedule

Due to improved conditions Athens-Clarke County has eased watering restrictions and the non-drought outdoor water use schedule is in effect. You may visit Athens-Clarke County Public Works for complete information regarding allowable schedules for uses of water outdoors. Some areas of Georgia are still in level 1 drought.  Please refer to the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for restriction in those counties.  Remember every drop counts.

Georgia Master Naturalist Program

Applications for the 2018 Georgia Master Naturalist Program are available now! For more information about the program, refer to the web page (link above), call (706) 613-3640 or email

Upcoming Events
  • Mar 20 - Mar 21 Serv Safe® Manager Certification Training This training program certifies food handlers in restaurants, school, hospital and nursing home cafeterias, and other food service businesses to prevent causing or spreading foodborne illness. The ServSafe® Program is a recognized food safety sanitation course developed by The Educational Foundation of The National Restaurant Association. Athens, GA
  • Mar 28 Free Monthly Gardening Class This informative class will cover the basics of lawn care such as varieties of cool season and warm season grasses, installing sod versus planting seed, fertilizing and weed control, turf diseases, and lawn irrigation. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Please register by Tuesday, March 27 by emailing or calling (706) 613-3640. Athens, GA
  • Apr 6 Georgia Master Naturalist Program The 2018 Georgia Master Naturalist program will take place on Fridays from 9 am – 4 pm starting April 6 and going through June 1, 2018. The registration cost is $225 and applications are due by March 26. If you have any questions regarding the 2018 program, or to receive a copy of the application, please contact Amanda Tedrow by calling (706) 613-3640 or email her at Developed by UGA Extension and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, the Georgia Master Naturalist Program is an adult environmental education course exploring the ecosystems and natural environments of the Athens area and our state. Athens, GA - (6.0 Miles)
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Do You Need a Speaker?

UGA Extension Athens-Clarke County agents and trained volunteers are available to present educational programs of interest to your group or organization.  We offer programs tailored to fit your needs in a variety of topics including landscaping, home gardening, healthy lifestyles, nutrition, food safety, 4-H youth development and more.  Our educators keep busy schedules so it is important to make a speaker request as early as possible to get a spot on our calendar.  You may contact through the form below or consult our Contact Us page to access the contact information for a specific staff member. We look forward to working with you.

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Ask an Expert

Ask an Expert is a site where you can get expert answers and help from Cooperative Extension/University staff and volunteers from across the United States.  Our staff is available to answer your questions with current research based information or to share details regarding UGA Extension Athens-Clarke County programs.  Simply fill out the short form below to submit your question and receive an email response.