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UGA Extension Whitfield County

104 South Thornton Avenue

P.O. Box 1385

Dalton, GA 30722

(706)-278-8207

uge1313@uga.edu 

 

Office Hours

Monday-Friday

8:00 am-12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm closed for lunch  

1:00 pm -5:00 pm 



How may UGA Extension in Whitfield County assist you?

 

Our programs and services provide reliable University of Georgia research-based information to the Dalton-Whitfield Community.

 

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 roger.gates@uga.edu

 

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 706-278-8207 or uge1313@uga.edu

 

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
  • Become a Service Leadership Activities Member and attend SLAM meetings
  • Leadership Training Programs

For additional information, please contact Kandi Edwards at 706-278-8207 or kandi@uga.edu.

Be on the lookout for the following upcoming programs coming in 2019: 2019 Summer Day Camps, 4-H Financial Literacy Conference LIFE 101, and 2019 Northwest Georgia Master Cattleman Program. For regular information on Extension programs, bookmark www.ugaextension.org/whitfield or contact the UGA Extension office in Whitfield County at 706-278-8207.




Upcoming Events
  • Mar 1 - Mar 23 Cobb 4-H Plant Pre-Sale Add color to your yards while attracting pollinators by purchasing plants from the Cobb 4-H Plant Sale! Plants for sale this year include blueberries, blackberries, camellias, oak leaf hydrangea, azaleas, gardenias, and more! All proceeds go to support 4-H youth programming, camp scholarships, and professional development. The deadline to pre-order plants is Friday March 22nd. Plant Sale pick up day will be Saturday April 6th from 9:00am-1:00pm at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. Plant Sale brochure can be found on the Cobb County Extension website. Marietta, GA - (63.0 Miles)
  • Mar 20 - Mar 21 ServSafe® Manager Certification Course and Exam The 2-Day ServSafe® program provides food safety training, exams and educational materials to foodservice managers. Students can earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP). Swainsboro, GA - (215.0 Miles)
  • Mar 20 - Mar 22 Nutreint Specialist Ceritfication Training This training is for ANR agents with confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in their counties. This course will certify them to write nutrient management plans for those producers with CAFOs. It is a 2 day course and a test will be administered by GDA after lunch on the second day. Registration is free and lunch will be provided both days. Travel expenses must be provided by county or district funds. Athens, GA - (107.0 Miles)
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Extension News
  • Top Farmer link Peach and timber grower takes the top spot as the state’s best farmer. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 3/19/2019
  • El Nino Impact link Wet winter could lead to delayed plantings for some farmers this spring. By Clint Thompson | Published: 3/15/2019
  • Forage Management link Lisa Baxter is UGA Extension's newest forage agronomist, based on the UGA Tifton campus. By Clint Thompson | Published: 3/15/2019
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