UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Ag. and Nat. Resources

Agriculture and Natural Resources Agents, are the educational links in relaying current research-based information from the University of Georgia to the local community.  Agents teach agriculture and natural resources subject matter and provide educational programs through individual and group instruction.


Upcoming Classes

Spring Vegetable Gardening

Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 2pm

Adams Park Library

2231 Campbellton Rd.

Atlanta, GA. 30311

For more information and to register click here


Promoting Back Yard Pollinators

Friday, April 6, 2018 at 1pm

Colle Park Library

3647 Main Street

College Park, GA. 30337


For more information and to RSVP click here


Below are some of UGA Extension's most broadly useful resources for those involved in agriculture on the farm, in schools, and around the home.

Production Agriculture:
Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
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Home & Garden:
Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.
Extension News
  • Medicinal Herbs link Roses, hibiscus and holy basil are good starting plants for those interested in medicinal herbs. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 3/8/2018
  • Poblano Pepper link Compared to bell peppers, poblano peppers have a greater yield per acre and more disease resistance. By Merritt Melancon, Julie Jernigan | Published: 3/6/2018
  • Native Azaleas link When planting azaleas, select a spot that gets both sun and shade. By Merritt Melancon, Julie Jernigan, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 3/5/2018
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