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.
Shotgun Team Interest Meeting
Are you the parent of a 7th-12th grader who is interested in being on the 4-H Shotgun Team? If so, we'd love to have you attend our interest meeting on January 18th at 6:30PM. The meeting will be held here at the Extension Office at 801 Main Street in Perry. We are located in the "old county courthouse", and our office is on the 3rd floor.The coaches will be on hand to answer any questions and tell you more about how to join the team.
If you have any questions, please call the office at 478-987-2028.
Join us for our Grass Masters class! Grass Masters is a seven week educational series on Forage Production. The classes are held here at our Extension Office at 801 Main St, Perry, GA. The classes start at 6pm and ends at 8:30pm. The cost of Grass Masters is $25 and this includes refreshments each night and a notebook. Please refer to the flyer for the class dates and topics covered each night.
**Registration is ONLINE ONLY. You can call the office at 478-987-2028 and we will walk you through the registration process. You can pay via credit card and receive an emailed receipt and confirmation after registration is complete.
Please register online at www.georgiaforages.com
Registratration is due January 15 so we can prepare notebooks for every person who has registered for the class.
Part Time Horticulture P.A. Position Available in January
Our office will have a part time Horticulture Program Assistant position available in January. The listing as to what the job entails and how to apply for the position is below for your reference. Applications only accepted via the link below.
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 here.
“AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED
TO A DIVERSE WORK FORCE”
Our office is open Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, and our office is closed for lunch from 12:00pm-1:00pm daily. We are located in downtown Perry, at the "old" county courthouse at 801 Main Street and our office is on the 3rd floor.
The November/December edition of Garden Bench is ready for you! Please see our "Homeowner" section under Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Auxin Training Requirements for 2018
Attention all Houston County Producers-
The new formulations of dicamba are new labeled as RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDES (RUPs).
This means that anyone applying XtendiMax, Engenia or FeXapan on labeled crops will need to either have attended Using Pesticide Wisely (UPW) Training or obtained a certificate from our office stating that that individual attended 1-1 training via the county agent.
Toward this end, I’m hosting 1-1 trainings for applicators at 8am at our office (801 Main St. Perry, GA) on the following dates:
• Tuesday Jan. 31st
• Friday Feb. 16th
• Tuesday Feb. 27th
Also, I’ll perform site visits as needed to conduct 1-1 trainings. These meetings will last less than an hour.
Dates and locations for upcoming UPW trainings can be found here.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call our office at 478-987-2028.
County Extension Coordinator
Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent
UGA Extension-Houston County
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