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The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is a statewide educational organization funded by federal, state and local governments that brings research-based education directly to individuals, families and communities. UGA Extension is dedicated to helping people find answers to questions related to agriculture, the environment, families & 4-H and Youth.

UGA Extension Dade County
114 Pace Drive
P.O. Box 550
Trenton, GA. 30752
(706) 657-4116

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Below are some of UGA Extension's most broadly useful resources for those involved in agriculture on the farm, in schools, and around the home.

Production Agriculture:
Statewide Variety Testing
Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
UGA Weather Network
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
Pesticide Safety Education
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
Farmgate Value Report
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
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Home & Garden:
Soil Testing
Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
Pest Management
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
Household Water Quality
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
Home Garden Publication Series
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Soil Testing
Georgia Green Landscape Stewards The Georgia Green Landscape Stewards program provides fact-based information to help businesses and residences in Georgia implement sustainable green practices in their landscape.
Schools:
Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.
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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 27 Northwest GA Master Equine Program Join us for a six-week series to learn about equine production, management, riding in college, health care, and more. Classes will be held at the Gordon Extension office from 6:00-8:00 with dinner included. 1/23/24 - Equine industry overview and Riding in college; 1/30/24 - Forage systems for horses (1-hour pesticide credit applied for); 2/6/24 - Manure management and Water quality; 2/12/24 - Preventative health care and USDA NRCS programs; 2/20/24 - Equine nutrition and conformation; 2/27/24 - Facilities management and Arena design and footing.
    • Calhoun, GA - (43.0 Miles)
  • Mar 1 Apple Production Meeting This event is for individuals commercially involved in apple production. Please RSVP by contacting the Gilmer County Extension Office by calling 706-635-4426 or emailing uge1123@uga.edu. Two hours of pesticide credits for category 21 (plant agriculture) and category 10 (private applicator). Speakers will provide updates on research regarding apple disease, entomology, and horticultural research. Light refreshments will be provided.
    • Ellijay, GA - (58.0 Miles)
  • Mar 13 Union County Vegetable Production Meeting This vegetable production meeting is geared towards vegetable producers who grow to sell to others. We will have UGA specialists in vegetable varieties, diseases, and insects. If you plan to attend please RSVP by calling 706-439-6030 or emailing jacob.williams@uga.edu. A meal will be provided free of charge to those who RSVP. All vegetable farmers, regardless of experience or preferred method of growing are invited.
    • Blairsville, GA - (88.0 Miles)
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  • Multilingual Extension Programs Multilingual Extension Programs The Gwinnett County Extension office received a $250,000 budget increase from the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners to increase staffing and expand community educational outreach and engagement to underrepresented groups around the county. By Sameeka Prabath Rajamani | Published: 2/21/2024
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