Extension Office Hours
Our office is currently closed to the public until further notice as advised by the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County; however, we continue to serve clients via phone calls and emails. For general extension questions you may contact us at (706) 613-3640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Extension agents are listed below with their subject area and you may contact them directly for program specific questions.
For assistance, please contact our County Extension Coordinator/Department Head, Jackie Dallas: (706) 224-1528 cell or email email@example.com
If you have questions for a specific program area please contact:
- 4-H agent, Elizabeth Conway: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Agriculture and Natural Resources agent, Laura Ney: email@example.com
- Family and Consumer Sciences agent, Jackie Dallas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Soil and water testing: A drop off system has been developed for submitting soil samples at the ACC Extension office. For instructions on how to submit your soil samples or information about water sampling, please call Laura Ney at (404) 617-7209.
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 accgov.com/compost 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. You will find the compost bin by the outside storage building behind our office.
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.
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.
May 25 ServSafe Manager Certification University of Georgia Cooperative Extension/Athens-Clarke 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. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office.
- Bogart, GA
Jun 9 Green Thumb Virtual Lectures: Drought Tolerant Gardening This class is a part of Athens-Clarke County Extension's Green Thumb Lectures, our 2021 free monthly gardening class series. This month will take place online via Zoom. Please join us for an informative presentation on how to conserve water in the garden, drought tolerant gardening strategies, and recommendations for drought tolerant plants. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome.
- Bogart, GA
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.