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 Agent Position Available
The University of Georgia is now accepting applications for the 4-H Youth Development Agent position here in Houston County. Please follow the link below to review the job description and requirements. You will be applying through the University of Georgia, therefore you will be completing your application and submitting a resume online. We are sorry, we are not accepting applications/resumes in our office, you MUST apply online. The position will remain open until it's filled.
Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging 2018-2019
We are happy to announce that we are about to start our Cotton Boll/Consumer Judging Team for 2018-2019 school year! This is open to 5th-12th graders enrolled in 4-H. The Consumer Decision Making Contest teaches 4-H'ers how to observe, compare and make decisions based on facts collected. It also provides experience in organizing thoughts and defending decisions with oral reasons. In this contest, 4-H'ers learn to rank articles or products over others based on standards and quality, 4-H'ers will evaluate consumer items and tell why they think one is better than the other.
Our team will be coached by Kellie Day, who is an experienced coach and will give you the tools you need to succeed. You are welcome to email her at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Our 1st meeting will be August 6 at 4PM here at the Extension Office in Perry. You are welcome to come and see what it's all about and ask meet Mrs. Kellie and the returning team members. Please call the office at 478-987-2028 if you have any questions.
4-H Area Club and 4-H Annex Club Meetings
Does your child want to be in 4-H but their school doesn't have a 4-h Club? We've got you covered! We are happy to announce that we have 2 clubs for those who are home schooled, and those who don't have a 4-H Club at their school. Area Club meetings will start back September, and those meetings are held at the Extension Office here in Perry. We now have added Annex Club for those who live in the Warner Robins area so you don't have to travel into Perry for a 4-H Club meeting! Area Club is for those who live closer to Perry and want to attend 4-H club meetings, and Annex Club is for those who live in the Warner Robins area. We know it's hard to get your child from Warner Robins to Perry for the club meeting, so we are now in Warner Robins to help you out! Both club meetings will be the same, just on different dates. Annex Club will meet at the Houston County Annex, where you purchase your vehicle tags. These clubs are for youth from 4th-8th grade only. Please see the pictures to see the times and dates of both Annex and Area Club meetings.
Please call the office at 478-987-2028 if you have any questions. We hope to see you soon!!!
Perry Area 4-H Club Meetings:
Warner Robins 4-H Meetings:
So Easy to Preserve books sold here!
UGA Extension is pleased to offer a new edition of its popular book, So Easy To Preserve. We have some copies of this book in our office for $20.00
This beautiful book contains the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture recommendations for safe food preservation. So Easy To Preserve is now a 375-page book with over 185 tested recipes, along with step-by-step instructions and in-depth information for both the new and experienced food preserver. Chapters include Preserving Food, Canning, Pickled Products, Jellied Fruit Products, Freezing and Drying. This 5th edition has 35 new tested recipes and processes, in addition to a new section with recommended procedures for home-canned salsas.
ServSafe Food Handlers Class
We are pleased to offer another ServSafe Food Handlers Certification here at the Extension Office.The class will be held September 11 from 2PM-6PM. The class is taught by our Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Agent, La Keshia Levi. The cost of the class is $15. You can call the office at 478-987-2028 to register and pay via credit card and have your receipt will be emailed to you within minutes. Registration closes on Friday, September 7, to allow time to get a head count for light refreshments that will be served during the class.