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Welcome to UGA Extension Fayette County!

UGA Extension Fayette County is a partnership of The University of Georgia, Fayette County Government, Fort Valley State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It exists to serve all the people of Fayette County including Fayetteville, Peachtree City, Tyrone, Brooks, and in between.

Mission

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

Main areas

Agriculture & Natural Resources

4-H Youth Development

Family & Consumer Sciences


Upcoming ANR Events
  • May 29 Secret Understandings of Trees: Careful Beginnings, Riotous Living, & Catastrophic Endings Tree life is filled with patient, progressive expansion, and shedding. A large tree has relatively few living cells, but must colonize and control large expanses of resource - containing space. The environment conspires to constrain tree life, and trees fight against this ecological friction to grow, thrive and reproduce. Tree understandings include biology and structure – how they survive on harsh sites, stand against storm winds and gravity, and usually outlive us by three generations. Join Kim Coder, Professor of Tree Biology & Health Care at the University of Georgia, Athens. Fayetteville, GA
  • Jun 5 Using Native Plants in Your Garden Learn the benefits of using native plants and examples that are well-adapted to our area. Discover sources of information about native plants and how transitioning to mainly natives can lower your garden maintenance. You'll also learn about problems created by exotic plants and which ones to avoid. Fayetteville, GA
  • Jun 12 Gardening for the Birds Love watching birds but don't want to keep filling a bird feeder? Learn how to provide year-round food for a variety of birds by planting native trees, shrubs and plants in your own yard. Create a habitat that allows the birds to take their natural place in the eco-system. Fayetteville, GA
  • Jun 14 The Art of Bonsai Cost: $5.00 Come learn the art of bonsai by creating your very own bonsai to take home with you. Additional information regarding what to bring to this class will be discussed with those registered. Cost includes: bonsai plant, container, soil, and light refreshments. This class is limited to 20 paid participants, first come first served. Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 12th. Fayetteville, GA
Upcoming 4-H Events
  • May 29 Summer Kick-Off Join us for ice cream sundaes and sunshine, we're kicking off the summertime! Open to 4th-12th graders. Cost: FREE Registration opens May 1st, spaces are limited. Fayetteville, GA
  • Jun 11 Panola Mountain Rock Climbing Got a knack for adventure? Come swing from the trees at Panola Mountain. Open to 6th-8th graders. Cost: $30 Registration opens May 1st, spaces are limited. Fayetteville, GA
  • Jun 12 Farm to Plate Old McDonald had a farm, and that's how he made his dinner. Come learn about your favorite foods and their journey to your plate. Open to 5th-8th graders. Cost: FREE Registration opens May 1st, spaces are limited! Fayetteville, GA
  • Jun 15 Arboretum / Mayfield Dairy I scream, you scream, we all scream for trees and ice cream! Come learn more about forestry and ice cream. Open to 5th-12th graders. Cost: $10 Registration opens May 1st, spaces are limited! Fayetteville, GA
  • Jun 18 Service Day Come out and help at the Midwest Food Bank in Peachtree City. Open to 5th-12th graders. Cost: FREE Registration opens May 1st, spaces are limited. *This activity will meet on location. Fayetteville, GA
  • Jun 21 Newman Wetland Center Become one with nature with cool activities and lessons at the Newman Wetland Center. Open to 5th-12th graders. Cost: $10 Registration opens May 1st, spaces are limited. Fayetteville, GA