What Extension Can Do for You
- Soil Sampling
- Water Testing
- Plant Tissue Diagnosis
- Green Industry Training
- Homeowner Horticulture Classes
- Agricultural Trials
- Site Visits to homes and farms
- Plant and Insect identification
- Publications on a variety of topics
- Chemical Recommendations
- Activities for 4-H and Youth Development
- Canning and Preserving Information
- Healthy Eating Education
- Child Care Training
- Pressure Cooker Testing
To learn more about any of these services, use the sidebar to navigate through our program areas. Call 478-987-2028 with questions.
4-H Archery Team Informational Meeting
Did you know Houston County 4-H has an Archery Team? Are you interested in joining? If so, please come to our informational meeting we are having. The meeting will be on Tuesday, Spetmeber 12 at 6:30pm. The meeting will be at our Extension Office located at 801 Main St. here in Perry. At this meeting, we will tell you more about our Archery Team, determine your eye dominance, and let you handle the bows that we practice and compete with. Our Coaches will be present to answer any questions you may have for them. Pleae call our Office at 478-987-2028 for more information. We look forward to seeing you there.
ServSafe Food Handler Training
Our FACS Agent, La Keshia Levi is offering a ServSafe Food Handler training here at the Extension Office on September 25. The class will be from 1pm to 6pm, and the cost of the class is $15. Registration is limited to the first 30 participants. The deadline for registration is September 18. Please call the office at 478-987-2028 and pay via credit card and have your receipt emailed to you within minutes. You can also mail us a check, or come by and register for the class. Our office is located at 801 Main St. here in Perry and we are on 3rd floor. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call the office.
FREE Training Class on Choosing and Using Technology for Your Childcare Facility
La Keshia Levi, County FACS Agent is offering a free childcare training class to all childcare providers. This training class will be on "Choosing and Using Technology to Support Young Children's Exploration and Learning". If you would like to register to attend the class and for more information, please contact Margo Sanders , Childcare Resource & Referral of SWGA at 229-317-6887. Or you can email Margo at email@example.com. Margo is handling all of the registration for Ms. Levi and will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Central Georgia Cattlemen's Association
The Central Georgia Cattlemen's Association will be having their next meeting on September 14 at 7pm here at the Extension Office. The speakers for the meeting will be representatives from FPL Flood, and representatives from F.R.M. Feed. Supper will be served, so please either call the office at 478-987-2028, or email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP for the meeting. The deadline to RSVP is September 7 so we can ensure we have an accurate head count and everyone gets plenty to eat.
Master Gardeners of Central Georgia Fall Plant Sale
The annual 2017 Fall Plant Sale will be held at the State Farmers Market in Macon September 14-16. Free admission and parking. These plants are grown and cared for by the Master Gardeners of Central Georgia. You can also get gardening advice from any of the Master Gardeners who are on hand. Funds raised from this event helps support Junior Master Gardener school programs, community projects, and scholarships given throughout the year.
Hafley Park, Our Teaching Garden
Come visit UGA Extension's teaching garden, Hafley Park. Hafley Park is a collaboration among Master Gardeners, and UGA Extension-Houston County, in partnership with The City of Perry. Master Gardeners will be on hand from 9am-12noon on the fourth Saturday of every month to answer any and all of your gardening questions. There are many different areas of our garden for you to see. Hafley Park is located at 1438 Houston Lake Road (in front of the old Perry Primary School). Please call the office at 478-987-2028 if you have any questions.
Journeyman Farmer Program, Step 2
We are pleased to announce the Step 2 of the Journeyman Farmer Program has been scheduled for October. The Journeyman Farmer Program provides comprehensive training for beginning farmers and is a 3-Step training. Step 2 is Small Fruit & Vegetable Production. The classes are held here at the Extension Office located at 801 Main Street in Perry. The dates for the classes are as follows: Tues, Oct. 17, 9am-3pm; Thurs, Oct. 19, 9am-3pm; Tues, Oct. 24, 9am-3pm; and Thurs, Oct. 26, 9am-3pm. The cost for all 4 classes is $70. The cut off date is October 10, and spaces are limited. Please call the Office at 478-987-2028 to pay with a credit card.
"Ask a Master Gardener" at Hafley Park on September 23
Please come visit our teaching garden, Hafley Park on September 23 from 9:00am-2:30pm. We will have Master Gardener Extension Volunteers out here to give short demonstrations on the hour, and answer all of your gardening questions. This is a great way to gain hands on knowledge regarding gardening whether you are a beginner or a professional. Don't forget to bring a chair!
Home Owner Classes
Please keep an eye out for upcoming fall "Gardening with the Masters" classes!
The July-August edition of Garden Bench is ready for you! Please see our "Homeowner" section under Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Grazing School 2017 link Advanced grazing school promises to get into the weeds on topics including advanced fencing systems and soil health.
Brown-eyed Susan link Brown-eyed Susan is native to most of the country and cold hardy from Texas to Minnesota.
Drink Water link Unless you are an athlete, sports drinks are not the best choice for staying hydrated.