UGA Extension Office


Picture of Chicken Sculpture in front of Extension OfficeA big thank you to Jessica Smith and Flagpole Magazine for spotlighting one of the latest sculptures installations in Athens. It sits right in front of our office, and it truly is a celebration of the work we get to be a part of here in UGA Extension! Artists David Hale, David Harrison and Peter McCarron made up the team that created this sculpture. Come by our office to get a closer look at the incredible detail!

Extension Office Hours

Our current office hours are Mon-Fri 8am-12pm, 1pm-5pm. For general extension questions you may contact us at 706-613-3640 or email  

Extension agents are listed below with their subject area and you may contact them directly for program specific questions. 

Soil and water testing: For instructions on how to submit your soil samples or information about water sampling, please call 706-613-3640.

Residential Composting

The Extension office has become an added location for Athens-Clarke residents to drop off compostable items free of charge.  Many items not allowed in the normal recycling stream can be composted such as greasy pizza boxes and food items including meats.  Please visit for a complete list of items which can be composted.  Composting items will reduce materials going to the land fill and will produce rich soil.  Our composting bins are usually located behind our office building, however, they are currently being washed and sanatized making them unavailable at this time. Check back in for updates!

Extension Serves the Entire Community

Athens-Clarke County Extension offers a wealth of information and services for residents of our county.  Agents and trained support staff provide educational programs as well as a number of services.  Our Agriculture and Natural Resources agent offers landscape and gardening information to residents, Master Gardener and other classes as well as water and soil testing and access to UGA informative publications.  Our 4-H agent creates and organizes youth educational programs including competitive events which will assist young people to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills through experiential learning.  Our Family and Consumer Science agent offers and designs  educational programs for the community needs, provides information you can trust on money, home, health, food and family and oversees the SNAP-Ed program which helps families on a budget learn to eat healthy.

Agriculture & Natural Resources

4-H Youth Development

Family & Consumer Sciences

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Athens-Clarke County Outdoor Watering Schedule

Due to improved conditions Athens-Clarke County has eased watering restrictions and the non-drought outdoor water use schedule is in effect. You may visit Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities for complete information regarding allowable schedules for uses of water outdoors. You may refer to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for statewide outdoor water usage.  Remember every drop counts.


Upcoming Events
  • 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.
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  • Jan 31 - Feb 1 Bridging the GAPs: Approaches for Treating Preharvest Agricultural Water On-Farm (online course) This is an online course. Fruit and vegetable growers are continually assessing their operations to determine where they can limit risk and increase productivity. As a result, many have expressed interest in learning more about how on-farm preharvest water treatment systems work and how they may fit within their current setup. Join this virtual training to learn about different approaches to treating water on-farm; how to implement these systems to meet requirements of the Produce Safety Rule; and how to verify that the system is operating as intended. January 31st (1-5 pm) and February 1st (1-5 pm). Zoom information will be sent to attendees closer to the training dates. Registration closes on January 24th, 2024 at 4 pm. Zoom information will be sent to attendees closer to the training dates.
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Do You Need a Speaker?

UGA Extension Athens-Clarke County agents and trained volunteers are available to present educational programs of interest to your group or organization.  We offer programs tailored to fit your needs in a variety of topics including landscaping, home gardening, healthy lifestyles, nutrition, food safety, 4-H youth development and more.  Our educators keep busy schedules so it is important to make a speaker request as early as possible to get a spot on our calendar.  You may contact through the form below or consult our Contact Us page to access the contact information for a specific staff member. We look forward to working with you.

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