UGA Extension Office


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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.

Part Time Horticulture P.A. Position Available in December

We will have a part time Horticulture P.A. position available in December. This listing as to what the job entails and how to apply for the position is below for your reference.

County Extension Program Horticulture Part-time Program Assistant
Houston County Cooperative Extension

Applicant must be able to work with the Master Gardener Extension Volunteer program. Position will help facilitate Horticulture Programs in the county under the direction of the Agriculture and Natural Resource agent. Position located in the Houston County Extension Office, UGA Cooperative Extension, Perry, GA.
$11.54 an hour, 19 hours a week
Interested candidates should submit application/resume online only at: , select Staff Openings and
Posting Position # 20171975


Eat Healthy and Be Active Childcare Training Class

La Keshia Levi, our Houston County FACS Agent will be teaching a childcare training class at the Extension Office on November 14 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The topic of the class is "Eat healthy, be active and learn about educating young children on nutrition and physical activity". To register for the class, please contact Margo Sanders-Child Care Resource and Referral of SWGA at Albany (229)-317-6887 or Margo is the one who is handling the registration for Ms. Levi and will be happy to answer any of your questions.





























Office Hours

Our office is open Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, and our office is closed for lunch from 12:00pm-1:00pm. We are located in downtown Perry, at the "old" county courthouse at 801 Main Street and our office is on the 3rd floor.

Garden Bench

The November/December edition of Garden Bench is ready for you! Please see our "Homeowner" section under Agriculture and Natural Resources.





Extension News
  • Pollinator Habitats link Plant trees for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. By Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton | Published: 12/15/2017
  • Shady Spots link UGA experts say pollinators like flowers in shade gardens, too. By Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton, Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton | Published: 12/15/2017
  • Live Christmas Trees link Rooted trees can be used indoors for the holidays and be planted afterwards. By Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton, Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton, Paul Pugliese | Published: 12/14/2017
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