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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.

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Athens-Clarke County Outdoor Watering Restrictions

Due to improved conditions Athens-Clarke County has eased watering restrictions and has implemented Level 1 drought response.  Please refer to the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources or Athens-Clarke County Public Works for complete information regarding prohibited and permitted uses of water outdoors.   Remember every drop counts.

Athens Area Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program

Applications for the 2018 Athens Area Master Gardener Extension Program are available now! For more information about the program, refer to the web page (link above), call (706) 613-3640 or email atedrow@uga.edu


Upcoming Events
  • Aug 25 Cooking for a Lifetime - Cancer Prevention Cooking School Learn about reducing risk of cancer, who should be screened for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer and how to be screened. There will be cooking demonstrations, prizes and gifts! Athens, GA
  • Sep 11 Wild Pig Management: Effective Ways to Control Damage Warnell School and USDA Wildlife Services is hosting a WILD PIG MANAGEMENT. The objective of this workshop is to teach landowners, farmers, producers and other interested parties about effective wild pig control and eradication. Topics will include wild pig biology, behavior and economic impact. There will be a 45 minute presentation on wild pig biology and a 1.25 hour demonstration on trap construction, trapping, pre-baiting and wild pig removal, as well as a question and answer session. The event is open to everyone with an interest in wild pig management.The workshop is FREE — however, registration is required; call 706-546-5637 to register. Athens, GA - (6.0 Miles)
  • Sep 13 Free Monthly Gardening Class “Invasive Plants” Please join Athens-Clarke County Extension for an informative class all about invasive plants. The class will include information on identifying invasive plants, native vs. non-native species, techniques for managing and eradicating invasives, as well as preventing invasive spread. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Please register by Tuesday, September 12 by emailing atedrow@uga.edu or calling (706) 613- 3640. Athens, GA
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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. 


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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