UGA Extension Office

About Us

Classes, Workshops and Club Meetings

UGA Extension offers a wealth of personalized services like workshops, classes, consultation, certifications, camps and educator resources. So when our specialists and agents are not in the office, you can find them at:

  • urban farms, businesses and homes conducting on-site visits upon request,
  • local and statewide events giving presentations and answering questions,
  • schools conducting 4-H club meetings and working in teaching gardens.

See our event calendar for a listing of national, statewide and local events.

A Wide Array of Topics

Extension was started as a way to bring agricultural research to farmers, and that's still a lot of what we do. But did you know that we also provide information for teachers, home owners, lawn care workers, and families?

Here are some of our most popular topics:

  • Nutrition Education
  • ServSafe Certification
  • Youth Development
  • Health and Wellness
  • Lawn & Garden Ornamentals

Bringing University Knowledge to the Public

The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 codified into federal law, and provided funding for, outreach endeavors at the Land-Grant Universities founded by the Morrill Act of 1862. The act was introduced by Senator Hoke Smith of Georgia and Representative A. F. Lever of South Carolina to expand the vocational, agricultural, and home demonstration programs in rural America.

The appropriation for Cooperative Extension as established by Smith-Lever was unique in that it set up a shared partnership among the federal, state, and county levels of government. A formula funding mechanism was designed to ensure that there was support from each of the levels to help the fledgling system achieve stability and leverage resources.

The funding would flow from Congress to the United States Department of Agriculture and then out to the Land-Grant Universities to be matched with monies from the states and counties receiving programs. Since its inception, UGA Extension has been dedicated to serving citizens with the latest information and programs while addressing needs and technologies as they change over time.

Our Impact Today

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is a results-driven organization, looking to continually improve lives, businesses, and communities. Below are a few highlights of ways we have helped make an impact around the state.  UGA Extension partners with counties through the state of Georgia. Clayton County has partnered with UGA Extension since its incorporation in 1823.  For more information about Clayton County Government, visit