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Fulton County

Fulton County is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. According to the 2010 U.S. census, Fulton has the largest population of any Georgia county. The county spans more than 70 miles from the southern end to the northern end. It is located in the Georgia Piedmont near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


The UGA Extension has served Fulton County residents since 1914, when farm fields covered much of the metro area. Over the last century, programs have expanded to include urban gardening, sustainable landscapes, family and consumer sciences, and youth leadership.

The mission of the Fulton County Cooperative Extension Service is to respond to citizens' needs and interest in agriculture and natural resources, families, 4-H and youth through education and information.

The Fulton County Cooperative Extension Service, backed by the resources of Fulton County and the University of Georgia, provides educational programs, information, and actual assistance to citizens of the County. Education and information is also provided to citizens by telephone consultation, site visits, newsletters, news articles, radio and collaboration with other community agencies. Publications and lab services are other delivery methods for education and information to citizens.

Mission

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


Extension News
Grazing School 2017 link Advanced grazing school promises to get into the weeds on topics including advanced fencing systems and soil health. By Dennis Hancock | Published: 8/17/2017
Brown-eyed Susan link Brown-eyed Susan is native to most of the country and cold hardy from Texas to Minnesota. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter | Published: 8/17/2017
Drink Water link Unless you are an athlete, sports drinks are not the best choice for staying hydrated. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter, Alexis Roberts | Published: 8/17/2017
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Upcoming Events
  • Aug 23 Bee Education Class Join the Walton County Extension Office to learn about bees! Honey bees have been the Official State Insect of Georgia since 1975, and a subject of teaching and inquiry at the University of Georgia for decades. These marvelous insects are manageable and are used to produce honey and pollinate crops. They are practical models of biological organization and social behavior. Honey bee research at the University of Georgia addresses sustainable bee health management issues as well as more basic questions on bee pollination and foraging ecology. In all its endeavors, the UGA Honey Bee Program aims to develop research, teaching and extension initiatives that are locally responsive while globally relevant. Monroe, GA - (45.0 Miles)
  • Aug 24 Fall Gardening Extend your gardening season and have a second harvest that will allow you to enjoy fresh vegetables into the fall and winter. Fall gardening is often easier since there are fewer pests and problems in cooler weather. During this class, we will discuss fall cover crops to use to build up your soil. Class taught by Tom Bonnell, Clayton County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Jonesboro, GA - (14.0 Miles)
  • Aug 25 Cooking for a Lifetime - Cancer Prevention Cooking School Learn about reducing risk of cancer, who should be screened for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer and how to be screened. There will be cooking demonstrations, prizes and gifts! Athens, GA - (66.0 Miles)
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Extension News
Cyberbullying link Parents need to prepare to equip teens to be resilient and kind while online. By Erica Cooke | Published: 8/9/2017
Spalding FACS Agent link After two decades, Spalding County finally welcomes Family and Consumer Sciences Extension agent to community. By Erica Cooke, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 8/8/2017
Eclipse Safety link Eye safety is paramount when enjoying a solar eclipse. By Erica Cooke, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon | Published: 8/3/2017
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Extension News
  • Spalding FACS Agent link After two decades, Spalding County finally welcomes Family and Consumer Sciences Extension agent to community. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 8/8/2017
  • Flea Control link Fleas love moist, shady areas full of tall grass or dead leaves and debris. By Sharon Dowdy, MaryBeth Hornbeck | Published: 7/17/2017
  • Healthy Homes Month link During Healthy Homes Month, UGA Extension focuses on helping families protect themselves from potential health hazards in the home. By Sharon Dowdy, MaryBeth Hornbeck, Merritt Melancon | Published: 6/28/2017
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Extension News
  • Brown-eyed Susan link Brown-eyed Susan is native to most of the country and cold hardy from Texas to Minnesota. By Norman Winter | Published: 8/17/2017
  • Panicle Hydrangeas link Panicle hydrangeas are smaller and have more flowers than their mophead cousins. By Norman Winter, Norman Winter | Published: 8/10/2017
  • Cup Plant link Cup plant naturally collects rainwater for visiting wildlife to enjoy. By Norman Winter, Norman Winter, Norman Winter | Published: 8/3/2017
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