Welcome to Decatur County!
Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.
Motto: "Putting Knowledge to Work"
Located in our new facility since June, 2013. Our facility also houses the Farm Service Agency and Natural Resource Conservation Offices.
The most popular services to the community include:
- Soil and Water Tests
- Research-Based Advice for Production Crops
- 4-H Summer Camps
- Health Programs like Walk Georgia
- Pesticide Certification Information
If you need information or have questions.
Walter Barnard Hill Award link Gaskin's career is focused on the use of conservation methods in traditional agriculture.
Succession Planting link Add new seeds or plants every two weeks for an extra-long harvest season.
Planting Conditions link After the anticipated dry spring weather, an active tropical storm season in the Atlantic Ocean is expected this summer.
Tractors 101 link Workshop designed for socially disadvantaged and veteran persons interested in starting a farm and safely operating tractors.
Agroforestry & Wildlife link September field day is geared specifically for forest landowners.
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.