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Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Douglas County citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

UGA Extension helps Georgians become healthier, more productive, financially independent and environmentally responsible. Extension agents stay in touch with issues relevant to people in local communities through county Extension offices.

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Extension Publications
  • 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.
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Upcoming Events
  • Jan 22 GrassMasters Part 1 - Monroe County The GrassMasters Program is seven part program that offers background information to forage and hay production newcomers, and new techniques and tips to seasoned farmers who want to try something new this spring. The course will focus on the forages proven best for middle Georgia and strategies for grazing, maintaining soil fertility and health, and managing pests. Members of the UGA Forage Team and U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service staff members will teach all of the classes. Class one is "Introduction to Forages" The cost for all seven parts of GrassMasters is $25, and the course is open to anyone interested in improving his or her knowledge of pastureland health or forage and hay production. Seating is limited, so interested farmers and landowners are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Additional class dates: -January 24 -January 29 -January 31 -February 5 -February 7 -February 12 Forsyth, GA - (72.0 Miles)
  • Jan 24 The Ins and Outs of Diabetes A valuable class to learn more about living with Diabetes. Sandersville, GA - (123.0 Miles)
  • Jan 24 Right Bite Diabetes Education Class Right Bite Diabetes Education Class teaches how to select and prepare food for people affected by diabetes. Ellijay, GA - (66.0 Miles)
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