UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Whitfield County continues its agricultural needs with more than 39,000 acres in farmland and a farm gate value for agricultural products of over $144 million, Whitfield County farmers benefit from UGA researched-based information.

The Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR) program assists homeowners, farmers and land owners by providing educational seminars and workshops on topics from landscaping to wildlife management and everything in between. ANR services include but are not limited to soil, water, and forage testing; plant disease diagnostic services; insect identification; and troubleshooting landscape problems. Please follow the links on this site to find further information, or contact us at UGA Extension in Whitfield county at 706-278-8207.

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Ask the county Agent

One of your greatest resources for assistance with ANR questions is your County Agent, Dr. Roger Gates. Please see his latest “Growings On” articles every Wednesday in the Daily Citizen Newspaper shown below:

“Illegal cotton culture?”

"Topsoil Tips"

"Firefighting (ants, that is)"

"Growings On: Using pesticides responsibly"

"Growings On: Amazing azaleas"

"Growings On: Keeping lawns healthy"

"Growings On: White clover continues to proliferate"

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

“Why are my flowers dying?”

“What’s wrong with my lawn?”

“How do I start an organic vegetable garden?”

“How do I submit a soil test?”

“How can I test my well water to see if it is safe to drink?”

Please contact Roger Gates at 706-278-8207 or email him at roger.gates@uga.edu if you have similar questions or any questions! He can find the answer for you!

 


2018 Northwest Georgia Master Cattlemen Program

Upcoming Programs & Events

2018 Northwest Georgia Master Cattleman Program

The Northwest Georgia community is welcome to be a part of the Master Cattleman Program that is going to be held at the Mack Gaston Community Center in Dalton, GA. The courses are September 4-October 23, every Tuesday night for 8 weeks. Please register by August 24, 2018.  If you have any questions please contact Roger Gates at 706-278-8207. Click here for the event flyer!

Lakeshore Community Garden Plots Application

The Dalton-Whitfield Community is welcome to be a part of the Lakeshore Community Garden Plots. You will need to fill out this application and on Saturday, May 5 at 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM is Pick Your Plot Day! Please fill out the application and submit your $20.00 application fee to our ANR extension agent. If you have any further questions please call our office at 706-278-8207  and click here for the event flyer.  

 


ANR Events
  • Aug 18 - Aug 19 Georgia 4-H Clovers & Co. Rehearsal 2 Georgia 4-H Clovers & Co. Rehearsal 2 Eatonton, GA - (137.0 Miles)
  • Aug 18 Preserving Foods Safely Join UGA Extension - Chatham County at the Savannah Farmer's Market Festival at 701 US Highway 80 in Garden City, GA to learn more about preserving foods safely. Participants will receive University of GA food preservation publications, recipes and researched-based food safety information for home canning and freezing. Water bath canning, pressure canning and freezing produce of the season will be demonstrated. Garden City, GA - (285.0 Miles)
  • Aug 18 Preserving Foods Safely Join UGA Extension - Chatham County at the Savannah Farmer's Market Festival at 701 US Highway 80 in Garden City, GA to learn more about preserving foods safely. Participants will receive University of GA food preservation publications, recipes and researched-based food safety information for home canning and freezing. Water bath canning, pressure canning and freezing produce of the season will be demonstrated. Garden City, GA - (285.0 Miles)
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ANR News
  • Insect ID link Ten workshops from UGA Structural Pest Management Program include insect ID lesson. By Cristina deRevere | Published: 8/17/2018
  • Pollinator Census link UGA launches one-year countdown to Georgia's first statewide pollinator census in August 2019. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 8/16/2018
  • Peanut Achievement Club link Annual UGA Peanut Achievement Club meeting held in Jekyll Island, Georgia. By Clint Thompson | Published: 8/14/2018
  • Pests in Schools link Pest control operators across the Southeast can enroll in UGA program to learn to control pests in schools. By Cristina deRevere | Published: 8/14/2018
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ANR Agent
Roger Gates Agriculture & Natural Resources Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent roger.gates@uga.edu 706-278-8207