UGA Extension Office


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Get educated about Coronavirus (COVID-19): The CDC and USDA offer the latest guidelines for preventing the spread of the virus and answers to many questions. UGA provides information about health, travel, emergency preparedness and campus operations through their website. UGA Extension offers resources on sanitizing your home, hand washing, emergency food supplies, and keeping farm operations running.


Office Hours

Our office is currently closed to the public until April 7, 2020 as advised by the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County.

For assistance, please contact our County Extension Coordinator/Department Head, Jackie Dallas: (706) 224-1528 cell or email

If you have questions for a specific program area please  contact:

During our closure, please take soil and water samples directly to the UGA Soil, Plant and Water Lab.  Note: The soil test lab is operating on reduced staff and hours.  The lab continues to provide important services to support public health and food and fiber production.  Please consult with the lab via email (listed below)  to determine if your sample qualifies for immediate testing and if so, follow their instructions. If you are taking a sample, have your payment ready when you arrive.   

UGA Soil, Plant, and Water Lab,  2400 College Station Road,  Athens, GA  30602-9105  Phone: (706)-542-5350    Email:


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.

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4-H Youth Development

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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
  • Apr 8 CANCELLED Green Thumb Lectures: Attracting Birds to the Garden This event has been cancelled. Please visit to see other upcoming gardening classes we will offer this year. Please join us this month for April’s class on Attracting Birds to Your Garden! This class is a part of Athens-Clarke County Extension's Green Thumb Lectures, our 2020 free monthly gardening class series. It will include an informative presentation on topics including which trees, ornamentals and perennials contribute to a bird habitat, how to make an informed choice when choosing a feeder, seed and birdhouses, see what birds require to come, stay and raise their young. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Bogart, GA
  • Apr 25 Spring Plant Sale- Athens Area Master Gardener Association Come on out to the annual Athens-Area Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale on April 25, 2020 at the Athens-Clarke County Extension Office. A variety of herbs, heirloom vegetables, blueberry bushes, annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs and more will be available to purchase. Bogart, GA
  • May 6 Green Thumb Lectures: Composting Please join us this month for May’s class on Composting! This class is a part of Athens-Clarke County Extension's Green Thumb Lectures, our 2020 free monthly gardening class series. It will include an informative presentation on topics including basic concepts of composting, the importance of efficient composting, materials, recommended structures and methods. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Bogart, GA
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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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