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.
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.
Oct 30 - Oct 31 ServSafe Manager Certification UGA Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Athens, GA
Nov 6 - Nov 8 Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods This BPCS is geared specifically for acidified foods and canning in glass; it includes a hands-on training lab for proper use of food safety testing equipment, FDA process filing, and GDA regulations. Athens, GA
Nov 28 Intro to Organic Gardening Free Monthly Gardening Class “Introduction to Organic Gardening” will be held on Wednesday, November 28 from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Athens-Clarke County Public Library Auditorium. This informative class will cover basic concepts of organic gardening, best chemical-free practices and methods, organic amendments and products. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Please register by Tuesday, November 27 by emailing email@example.com or calling (706) 613-3640. Athens, GA
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.
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.