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.

Green Up 2018

Green Up is a Landscaper Update for Central Georgia. Green Up will be held March 2, 2018 at Claystone Park at Lake Tobesofkee from 9am to 4pm. The cost of registration is $60.00 per person. The fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and a full day of classes. You will also receive Category 24 credit hours (we are currently working on the number of hours credit you will receive) Knowledgeable speakers will be on hand to teach. To register please call the office at 478-987-2028. Don't miss out!

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.
































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.


Garden Bench

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

 Spring Plant Sale

Please join us for our annual Plant Sale sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Central Georgia! The sale starts March 22 and runs through March 24. Thursday's (opening day) hours will be 12-5. Friday's hours are 8-5, and Saturday's hours are 8-3. The sale is held at the State Farmers Market on Eisenhower Parkway in Macon. This is a great opportunity to get advice from a Master Gardener on what plants will work best for you. We hope you will come out and support the Master Gardeners of Central Georgia.


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!

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.


Charlotte Meeks
County Extension Coordinator
Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent
UGA Extension-Houston County





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