UGA Extension Office


UGA Cooperative Extension- Whitfield County




UGA Extension Whitfield County

104 S. Thornton Ave.

P.O. Box 1385

Dalton, GA 30720



Office Hours


8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm -5:00 pm 

How may UGA Extension in Whitfield County assist you?

We have three different program areas:

  1. Agriculture & Natural Resources
  2. Family and Consumer Sciences/The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
  3. 4-H Youth Development

Through these programs, we bring reliable information to the Dalton-Whitfield Community with University of Georgia research-based information.

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Diagnostic Services available:

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  • Soil Testing                                                                           
  • Water Testing                                                        
  • Insect Identification                                                           
  •  Forage/Hay Testing                                                                         
  • Plant Tissue Diagnostics
  • Weed Identification

Educational Programs

  • Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program (MGEV)
  • Livestock Exhibiters

For additional information, please contact Dr. Roger Gates at 706-278-8207 or


Family and Consumer Sciences/EFNEP

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) offers information on how healthy habits that can fit your budget. Available programs:

  • EFNEP Food Talk Program
  • Nutrition
  • Food Preparations
  • Walk Georgia

For additional information, please contact Brooke Walker at 706-278-8207 or


4-H Youth Development

Our Mission

To assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished, through "hands on" learning experiences. As a program of UGA Extension, 4-H is part of the nationwide Extension network. Available programs:

  • County/District Judging TeamsImage result for 4-h
  • Project Achievement
  • In-School Programs (5th-12th Grade)
  • Community Service
  • Local Day Camps & 4-H Summer Camps
  • District & State Conferences
  • Out of School Programs-SLAM
  • Leadership Training Programs

For additional information, please contact Kandi Edwards at 706-278-8207 or

Be on the lookout for the following upcoming programs coming in 2018: 2018 Summer Day Camps, 4-H Financial Literacy Conference, and 2018 Northwest Georgia Master Cattleman Program. For regular information on Extension programs, bookmark or contact the UGA Extension office in Whitfield County at 706-278-8207.

Upcoming Events
  • Mar 17 - Mar 18 Sporting Clays Invitational Sporting Clays Invitational Eatonton, GA - (137.0 Miles)
  • Mar 20 - Mar 23 Better Process Control School The Better Process Control School offers instruction which fulfills the FDA and USDA Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements to certify supervisors of acidification, thermal processing, and container closure evaluation operations during the canning of low-acid or acidified foods. Athens, GA - (107.0 Miles)
  • Mar 20 - Mar 21 Serv Safe® Manager Certification Training This training program certifies food handlers in restaurants, school, hospital and nursing home cafeterias, and other food service businesses to prevent causing or spreading foodborne illness. The ServSafe® Program is a recognized food safety sanitation course developed by The Educational Foundation of The National Restaurant Association. Athens, GA - (105.0 Miles)
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Extension News
  • Wheat Crop link Disease pressure and poor environmental conditions led to Georgia growers harvesting only 43 percent of planted area in 2016-17 season. By Julie Jernigan | Published: 3/14/2018
  • Canning Tips link Food not processed at the recommended pressure poses serious safety concerns that can lead to illness and even death. By Julie Jernigan, Alexis Roberts | Published: 3/13/2018
  • Nematodes link Root-knot nematodes feed on cotton roots and cause swelling to develop. By Julie Jernigan, Alexis Roberts, Clint Thompson | Published: 3/13/2018
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