UGA Extension Office


UGA Extension Banks County links the resources of the University of Georgia and Banks County to provide educational programs, information, and assistance to the citizens of Banks County. UGA Extension Banks County helps the citizens of Banks County by addressing the following initiatives:

  • Family and Economic Well-Being
  • Conservation and Management of Natural Resources
  • Agriculture Programming and Research Opportunities
  • Improving Nutrition, Diet and Health
  • Revitalizing Rural America
  • Water Quality
  • Youth Leadership
  • 4-H Youth Development Program
  • Service Learning/Citizenship

If you'd like to learn about building a safer environment for your children or protecting the environment we all share, avoiding chronic diseases like diabetes with healthy food or training food handlers in your cafeteria, the University of Georgia Extension program is the place to start.

Learning More

Learning for Life is the goal of the department which, in turn, helps citizens make informed decisions with research based non-biased information. Just call 1-800-ASK-UGA1 (275-8421) from anywhere in Georgia. You'll be automatically connected to the UGA Extension office in that county.

UGA Extension Banks County
413 Evans Street
P.O. Box 157
Homer, GA 30547
Phone: (706) 677-6230
Fax: (706) 677-6233

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Upcoming Events in Banks County and Beyond
  • Nov 28 Cattle and Forage Market Outlook Join us to learn more about the cattle and forage market outlook for the upcoming year! If you currently produce cattle and/or forages, or are considering entering the business, this program is for you! The program will be November 28, 2023 at the Hart County Agriscience Center. The program will be from 6:00-7:30pm , but we ask that you arrive 15 minutes early to get signed in. You can register by calling our office at 706-376-3134 or by using the link. We hope to see you in November to look at the cattle and forage markets! Registration Link:
    • Hartwell, GA - (32.0 Miles)
  • Dec 1 Northwest Georgia Green Update Join us to hear the latest up to date information from our UGA Green Team experts. The day begins at 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. with registration and refreshments. The schedule is below: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Diseases of Trees and Landscape Plants - Jean Williams-Woodward, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist/Professor 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Urban Invasive Insects- Will Hudson, UGA Extension Entomologist/Professor 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Weed Control in the Landscape - Patrick McCullough, UGA Extension Crop and Soil Sciences Professor 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Diseases of Turf - Alfredo Martinez, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist/Professor 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Trouble Shooting Irrigation - Hands-on Session - Rolando Orellana, UGA Extension Urban Water Management Agent
    • Canton, GA - (60.0 Miles)
  • Dec 2 - Dec 3 Cloverleaf Project Achievement - Union County (4th - 6th Grades) Project Achievement held for 4th, 5th, & 6th grade 4-H members. Youth may present an oral demonstration with visuals, prepare a dish, or play an instrument, sing, or dance.
    • Blairsville, GA - (44.0 Miles)
  • Dec 4 ServSafe Manager Certification Training & Exam- Athens-Clarke County UGA Athens-Clarke County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF.
    • Bogart, GA - (31.0 Miles)
  • Dec 7 Learn to Make Your Own Live Wreath Join us to learn how to make live wreaths from ornamental plants found in common landscapes! Thursday - December 7th 2 opportunities! 10:00-11:30 a.m. & 5:30-7:00 p.m. Cost $25 per person *Pre-registration required - must register by December 5th*
    • Thomson, GA - (81.0 Miles)
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