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.


Upcoming Events
  • Aug 22 Fall Vegetable Gardening Free Monthly Gardening Class “Fall Vegetable Gardening” will be held on Wednesday, August 22 from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Athens-Clarke County Public Library Auditorium. This informative class will cover general vegetable gardening guidelines for our area, what vegetables do best in fall weather and when to plant them, how to maintain, troubleshoot, and harvest your veggies. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Please register by Tuesday, August 21 by emailing or calling (706) 613-3640. Athens, GA
  • Sep 26 Succulents and Rock Gardens Free Monthly Gardening Class “Succulents and Rock Gardens” will be held on Wednesday, September 26 from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Athens-Clarke County Public Library Auditorium. This informative class will cover an explanation of succulents and rock gardens, basic succulent plant care guidelines, and suggestions for successful succulent varieties. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Please register by Tuesday, September 25 by emailing or calling (706) 613-3640. Athens, GA
  • Oct 9 - Oct 11 Certification for Food Safety Professionals This workshop will cover food safety, sanitation issues, SOPs and SSOPs, personal hygiene, monitoring, verification and validation of HACCP and Preventive Control programs, pathogen control, auditing, trace back and recall plans, and regulatory programs. Athens, GA
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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.