UGA Extension Office


UGA Cooperative Extension is an outreach branch of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Family and Consumer Sciences and Georgia 4-H. 

We translate the science of everyday life for families, farmers and communities to foster a healthy and prosperous Georgia.

Our office serves the residents of Gordon County with unbiased, research-based education in the areas of agriculture, natural resources, family development, housing/home environment, and youth development.

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday - 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm


Row Crops
Poultry Production
State Extension News
  • Tomato Types link Know what to expect from your tomato plants before you pick a variety. By Jacob G. Price | Published: 4/17/2019
  • Irrigation App link New app designed to help vegetable producers make smarter irrigation scheduling decisions. By Andre Luiz Biscaia Ribeiro da Silva | Published: 4/17/2019
  • Beuchat Professorship link New professorship will promote ornamental plant research at state botanical garden. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 4/12/2019
  • Turfgrass Conference link Cost efficiency is a big issue for homeowners and farmers. By Bryce Ethridge | Published: 4/12/2019
  • Easter Food Safety link Prepare ham, Easter eggs and side dishes with care this holiday weekend. By Sage Barnard | Published: 4/15/2019
  • Poultry Ventilation link Help for hot chickens: poultry ventilation workshop draws hundreds to UGA every year. By Sage Barnard | Published: 4/5/2019
  • No More Frost link Weather models predict no more frost for most of the Peach State. By Pam Knox | Published: 4/8/2019
  • Deer Management link Milorganite may be effective deterrent for deer in farmers' fields. By Bryce Ethridge | Published: 4/8/2019
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Upcoming Extension Events Across the State
  • Apr 22 NW Program Preview, Location TBD NW Program Preview NW District, GA
  • Apr 23 SW Program Preview, Location TBD SW Program Preview Tifton, GA
  • Apr 23 Area Poultry Judging Contest-GordonCo Area Poultry Judging Contest-Gordon Co. Calhoun, GA
  • Apr 23 ServSafe Manager Certification Training This two-day training program certifies food handlers in restaurants, school, hospital and nursing home cafeterias, and other food service businesses to prevent causing or spreading foodborne illness. The ServSafe® Program is a recognized food safety sanitation course developed by The Educational Foundation of The National Restaurant Association. Gainesville, GA - (66.0 Miles)
  • Apr 23 - Apr 25 Developing and Implementing HACCP for the Meat and Poultry Industry This program has been designed to meet the USDA’s training requirements and is accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, whose goal is to provide standardized training for the meat and poultry industries. The course curriculum was developed by the American Meat Science Association to help processors understand, develop, and apply Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point principles to their production operations. The program combines a unique level of lectures and work group discussions from a broad based faculty of meat and poultry scientists, HACCP experts, and authorities from academia, industry and government. The work group sessions will include interaction with industry peers who have successfully implemented HACCP programs in their own plants. Athens, GA - (98.0 Miles)
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