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.
Full Time EFNEP P.A Position Available
We have a full time EFNEP(Expanded Food and Nutrition Program) Program Assistant available! Youl would be responsible for planning, organizing, scheduling and conducting nutrition and food safety classes for limited resource clients, including youth and adults, under supervision of County Extension Agents. You would also prepare for and conduct food demonstrations for group classes in and outside of Houston County.
Please apply online using the link below. Come grow with us!
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:
New Pricing for Soil Samples
Effective November 1, our soil sample price will increase from $7.00 to $8.00. Please keep in mind we have kept the price at $7.00 for quite a few years. The $1.00 increase in price still includes next day shipping to our lab in Athens. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at 478-987-2028 ask to speak to Brandi or Charlotte. We are grateful for all of our clients. Thank you for supporting your local Extension office!
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.
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