UGA Extension Office


The Butts County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education.

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Upcoming Events
  • Jun 11 In-person Insect Scouting Workshop (for growers/producers/community garden leaders only) Vegetable growers and community garden leaders: join UGA Extension Fulton County and AgLanta for a hands-on insect scouting workshop! We will discuss the importance of scouting for insects, using monitoring tools, and how to utilize insect predators in your system. 35 spots available. First come, first serve. Registration open to growers/producers/community garden leaders only. Sunday, June 11 from 1-4pm at Camp Fulton-Truitt 4-H Educational Center 4300 Herschel Rd., Atlanta, GA 30337 Registration required:
    • College Park, GA - (35.0 Miles)
  • Jun 14 Vegetable Garden Lunch & Learn Are you wanted to start a garden for the first time or maybe you want to revamp your the garden you've had for years? Join us the 2nd Wednesday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. each month from February to October to learn how to make the most out of your garden throughout the year. Join us in-person or online! If you're joining us in-person, make sure to bring your lunch to enjoy while learning.
    • Virtual Event
    • Thomson, GA - (86.0 Miles)
  • Jun 15 - Jun 16 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam - Thomas County University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Thomas 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.
    • Thomasville, GA - (174.0 Miles)
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  • Cross-Institutional Partnership Cross-Institutional Partnership For Jennifer Jo Thompson, finding solutions to meet the increasing global demands for healthy, affordable and accessible food that both conserves our natural resources and equitably sustains communities requires an un-siloed approach in higher education and leadership. One that draws from a diversity of backgrounds, disciplines and expertise. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 6/9/2023
  • Hospitality and tourism Hospitality and tourism In 2021, the hospitality and tourism industry thrived. Nearly 200 million visitors to Georgia produced $34.4 billion in direct visitor spending. By Roy Parry | Published: 6/8/2023
  • Microbiology Fellow Microbiology Fellow Francisco Diez-Gonzalez, director of the University of Georgia Center for Food Safety, is one of 65 new fellows admitted into the prestigious American Academy of Microbiology. By Jennifer L Reynolds | Published: 6/7/2023
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