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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
Email: uge1011@uga.edu


Interested in a tax preparation appointment?

Use the links on the left hand side of the page to navigate to "Volunteer Income Tax Assistance".  You can also call our office at 706-677-230 or use the email submission form below!

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Upcoming Events in Banks County and Beyond

  • Jul 24 Pesticide Credit Class Hart County Extension will be offering a pesticide credit class for private and commercial pesticide license holders. The class will be held on July 24th from 12:00-1:00 at the Hart County Agriscience Center. License holders will receive one hour of credit for attending. All Commercial License Categories have been approved to receive credit. Please call our office at 706-376-3134 to let us know you are planning to attend or if you have any questions.
    • Hartwell, GA - (32.0 Miles)
  • Jul 25 Water Bath Canning Class - Pickled Green Beans Rockdale County Extension is holding six canning classes this year! These are hands-on workshops where you will learn the principles of safe food preservation and where to find tested recipes, as well as work in groups to complete all the steps to preserve the featured food. You'll get to taste the finished product and make a jar to take home! Your registration fee covers all class materials, light refreshments, and a jar of the finished product. Thursday evenings: Strawberry Jam: June 27 from 5:30-8pm Tomato Salsa: July 11 from 5:30-8pm Pickled Green Beans: July 25 from 5:30-8pm Friday mornings: Peach Jam: Friday, August 9 from 10:30am-1:00pm Veggie Soup and Freezer Jam: Friday, September 6 from 10:30am-1:30pm Apple Relish: Friday, September 13 from 10:30am-1:00pm Location: 1127 West Avenue SW Conyers, GA 30012
    • Conyers, GA - (54.0 Miles)
  • Aug 3 Make & Take Duck Boxes On Saturday, August 3rd, Oconee County GA Cooperative Extension will be holding a Make & Take duck box building program. Participants will be building a duck box for Wood Ducks and Hooded Mergansers. Pre-registration is required and the cost of duck box building slot is $25. If you would like more information or are in registering for the Make & Take program, call 706-542-7078 or stop by the UGA Extension – Oconee County office at 1420 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville, GA. It's sure to be a fun, family-friendly day of learning about our native species. No prior experience or equipment is needed. Just bring yourself and your family! We hope to see you all there!
    • Watkinsville, GA - (39.0 Miles)
  • Aug 6 ServSafe® University of Georgia Cooperative Extension/Gilmer County provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF. This is a 1 day course.
    • Ellijay, GA - (65.0 Miles)
  • Aug 9 Water Bath Canning Class - Peach Jam Rockdale County Extension is holding six canning classes this year! These are hands-on workshops where you will learn the principles of safe food preservation and where to find tested recipes, as well as work in groups to complete all the steps to preserve the featured food. You'll get to taste the finished product and make a jar to take home! Your registration fee covers all class materials, light refreshments, and a jar of the finished product. Thursday evenings: Strawberry Jam: June 27 from 5:30-8pm Tomato Salsa: July 11 from 5:30-8pm Pickled Green Beans: July 25 from 5:30-8pm Friday mornings: Peach Jam: Friday, August 9 from 10:30am-1:00pm Veggie Soup and Freezer Jam: Friday, September 6 from 10:30am-1:30pm Apple Relish: Friday, September 13 from 10:30am-1:00pm Location: 1127 West Avenue SW Conyers, GA 30012
    • Conyers, GA - (54.0 Miles)
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