UGA Extension Office



UGA Extension has been teaching people how to grow food for over 100 years. We also support homeowners with information about lawn and landscape care, water conservation, gardening safety, pollinator protection, backyard chickens, and enjoying the natural world.

Our Mission 

Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development.

UGA Extension Forsyth County is part of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. We are also an educational resource for the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and the Forsyth County Board of Education.

UGA Extension offers educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap status.

Information can be accessed by way of phone calls, e-mail, classes, newsletters, this website, newspaper columns, and community alerts throughout the year. Learn more about UGA Extension.

Forsyth County Extension News & Events:

Please Take Note the Extension Office has been temporarily moved to Suite 154 until further notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience. 

Five Free Things to Improve Your Landscape    

2017 4-H Kickoff Flyer

2017 Forsyth County Extension Hay Contest  

Fall homeowner garden and landscape classes, Thursdays 10 a.m.-noon 

Fall Gardening and Seed Starting Workshop, August 10, Coal Mountain Park Community Building:  Enjoy the bounty of fall veggies at a fraction of summer’s heat. Participants will start seeds in a seeding flat to take home. $15 materials fee, pre-registration required. 

Composting and Rain Barrel Workshop, August 17, Central Park Recreation Center:  Learn how to harvest nature’s freebies to nurture your landscape. $20 materials fee includes rain barrel and diverter kit. Limited quantities, pre-registration required. 

Designing a Working Landscape, August 24, Sharon Springs Park:  Put your landscape to work for energy conservation, stormwater control, fire safety, and erosion prevention. Free, please call to register. 

Planning and Planting your Home Orchard, August 31, Fowler Park Recreation Center:  Home-grown food with less work. Perennial fruit plants are attractive landscape additions that provide fresh, healthy food year after year. Free, please call to register. 

Creating a Pollinator Playground, September 7, Midway Park Community Building:  Get involved in the pollinator protection initiative. Learn how providing for pollinators can beautify your landscape. Free, please call to register. 

Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program – Starting January 2018

This comprehensive, three-part UGA certificate program is designed for people considering, beginning, or operating small farms. Part 1, Small Farm Business Planning, is scheduled for January 20 and January 27, 2018. Part 2, a 7-session Vegetable and Small Fruit Production course, will start in mid-February. Details and registration information coming soon.

To register for classes, call 770-887-2418 or email Mail workshop payments to Forsyth County Extension/ 4-H, 875 Lanier 400 Parkway, Suite 158, Cumming, GA 30040.

When Georgia Produce is in Season

August 4-H Calendar

To access your special tickets, please go to or click the link below, then log into the site with the username and password provided.

Special Ticket Link:

Username:  Forsyth4HOG

Password: (Password is Numeric & Case Sensitive):  SixFlags10

Kroger Community 4-H Rewards

2016-2017 4-H Activity List

Staff Listing