UGA Extension Office


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.

Spring Home & Garden Show

It's time to think Spring! Please join us for the Spring Home & Garden Show at the Georgia Nation Fairgrounds April 6th and 7th. The show is sponsored by the Master gardeners of Central Georgia and also the UGA Cooperative Extension of Bibb and Houston County. Friday's hours are 9am-7pm. Saturday hours are 9am-6pm. Tickets purchased in advance from the Houston County Extension Office are $4.00. Admission at the gate is $5.00, children 12 and under are free. There will be education activites provided for children. Please come see us and get valuable advice from our Master Gardeners on caring for your new plants.

Call the office at 478-987-2028 to purchase your tickets via credit card and have your receipt emailed within minutes and your tickets mailed out to you the same day. You don't have to leave home to get tickets!

Childcare Class offered for Providers at the Extension Office

La Keshia Levi, County FACS Agent is hosting a Child Care class here at the Extension Office on April 26. The class is titled "Ready for Reading". The class will begin at 6:30PM and will end at 8:30PM. The cost of the class is $10.00 per person. To register for the class, you will contact Margo Sanders at 229-317-6887 or you can email her at  

Margo is handling all registration fees and questions for Ms. Levi regarding this class. Our office is not taking payment or registration for this class.






























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 daily. We are located in downtown Perry, at the "old" county courthouse at 801 Main Street and our office is on the 3rd floor.


Gardening with the Masters

The highly anticipated "Gardening with the Masters" classes have been scheduled. Please see the "Homeowner" section under "Agriculture and Natural Resources".


Garden Bench

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









Extension News
  • Distracted Driving link Texting, changing the radio and applying makeup are just a few activities that distract drivers from the road. By Keishon Thomas | Published: 4/25/2018
  • Walter Barnard Hill Award link Gaskin's career is focused on the use of conservation methods in traditional agriculture. By Keishon Thomas, Merritt Melancon | Published: 4/19/2018
  • Succession Planting link Add new seeds or plants every two weeks for an extra-long harvest season. By Keishon Thomas, Merritt Melancon, Alicia Holloway | Published: 4/19/2018
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