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Mission

To extend lifelong learning from the University of Georgia to the everyday lives of Georgians through current, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

What is UGA Extension?

A partnership of the University of Georgia, the U. S. Department of Agriculture and counties of the state cooperating. UGA Extension is on the forefront of food safety, technology, research, and education; keeping Georgia’s economy strong and making life better for Georgians. Learn more about Extension.

UGA Extension Carroll County links the resources of the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and Carroll County to provide educational programs, information, and assistance to citizens. UGA Extension Carroll County helps the citizens of Carroll 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
  • Water Quality
  • Youth Leadership
  • 4-H Youth Development Program
  • Service Learning / Citizenship

Our Promise

To provide practical education you can trust, to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.


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Carroll County Office Contact Info
Upcoming Events
Mar 1 - Mar 3 DPA Carrollton, GA Junior/Senior District Project Achievement
Mar 2 Kokedama Workshop Carrollton, GA Get your hands dirty and design a one-of-a-kind Japanese-style Kokedama with the Carroll County Master Gardeners and Kokedama instructor Michelle Schmidt. Go to www.carrollcountymastergardeners.com to sign up and pay. $35 registration fee
Mar 8 Small Ruminant Workshop Carrollton, GA Put on in cooperation with the Carroll County Young Farmers, topics will include: Meat Processing, Marketing, Sheep and Goat Farm Tour, Selection for Parasite Resistance, Parasites and Fecal Egg count, and a Sheep and Goat Farmer Panel. Lunch and Supper will be included. $30 registration fee, $10 for students
Mar 23 - Mar 24 Cloverleaf DPA Carrollton, GA Cloverleaf District Project Achievement
Mar 23 - Mar 24 Rain Barrel Workshop Carrollton, GA Rain Barrel Workshop with the Master Gardeners
Mar 28 Clover Collective Carrollton, GA Monthly meeting for 4-H'ers
Extension Publications
Vegetable Garden Calendar
Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines
Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management
Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management (C 1042) Learn 10 strategies for better time management, including knowing how to spend your time, setting priorities, using planning tools, getting organized, scheduling, delegating, and avoiding procrastinating, wasting time, and multitasking.
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2024 Farm Stress Summit
2024 Farm Stress Summit UGA Extension will convene with producers, providers and supporting organizations in Jasper, Georgia, on March 20. By Jordan Powers | Published: 2/26/2024
A Remarkable Journey
A Remarkable Journey When Phyllicia Thomas walked across the stage to accept her degree in environmental law in December 2023, it was the culmination of two journeys — one toward a dream set upon as a high school student and the other an unforeseen detour she navigated with determination and the steadfast support of her family. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 2/22/2024
Multilingual Extension Programs
Multilingual Extension Programs The Gwinnett County Extension office received a $250,000 budget increase from the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners to increase staffing and expand community educational outreach and engagement to underrepresented groups around the county. By Sameeka Prabath Rajamani | Published: 2/21/2024
Research Expenditures
Research Expenditures This marks the fifth consecutive year of growth for the university. By David Mitchell | Published: 2/20/2024

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