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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
Feb 22 Clover Collective Carrollton, GA Monthly meeting for 4-H'ers
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
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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Well Connected Communities
Well Connected Communities Extension’s Well Connected Communities initiative helps build diverse, multi-generational, cross-sector coalitions that can recognize and address systemic health inequities by intentionally forging connections, building capacity and taking action in these communities and across the Extension network. By Josie Smith | Published: 2/19/2024
Organic Food Safety
Organic Food Safety UGA food scientists will survey farms in the Southeast to determine the risk of contamination in organic crops by different environmental pathogens. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 2/14/2024
Farm Again
Farm Again The University of Georgia is working to assist Georgia veterans with service-based disabilities through its dynamic farming program, Farm Again. By Carlisa Johnson | Published: 2/13/2024
FoodPIC Helps Startups
FoodPIC Helps Startups Located on the University of Georgia Griffin campus, FoodPIC taps into the research and educational capacity of UGA Cooperative Extension and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 2/12/2024

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