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Decatur County Extension office building

Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

Motto:  "Putting Knowledge to Work"

Located in our new facility since June, 2013.  Our facility also houses the Farm Service Agency and Natural Resource Conservation Offices.

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UGA Extension is partnering with Georgia Grown to connect consumers with growers! Visit the Extension website (https://t.uga.edu/5TB) for a full list of growers in your area. To learn more about the partnership, read the story (https://t.uga.edu/5V8).


  • Poison Ivy
    Poison Ivy Poison ivy is infamous for causing allergic reactions in up to 50 million Americans annually, according to the American Skin Association. By Mark Czarnota | Published: 7/18/2024
  • 40 Under 40
    40 Under 40 Honorees include a Georgia state senator, high-end textile designer and tech leaders. By Clarke Schwabe | Published: 7/17/2024
  • Prevent Spread of Dengue
    Prevent Spread of Dengue The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) has been shown to transmit dengue in some regions, so Georgia residents should take precautions to prevent infection. By Elmer Gray | Published: 7/15/2024
  • UGA Plant Center
    UGA Plant Center Fueled by $26.8 million in sponsored awards in fiscal year 2023, University of Georgia Plant Center researchers are making enormous impact in their fields, contributing research like cutting-edge technologies that enable researchers to reengineer poplar trees for alternatives to petroleum-based products. By David Mitchell | Published: 7/12/2024
  • Roach or Palmetto Bug
    Roach or Palmetto Bug "Palmetto bug" is a regional term for several winged species of cockroach that are common in the Southeast. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 7/10/2024
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Extension Publications

  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
  • Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management (C 1042) Learn 10 strategies for better time management, including knowing how to spend your time, setting priorities, using planning tools, getting organized, scheduling, delegating, and avoiding procrastinating, wasting time, and multitasking.

Upcoming Events

  • Jul 20 - Jul 21 4-H Day at the Atlanta Braves 4-H Event
    • Atlanta, GA - (203.0 Miles)
  • Jul 22 ServSafe Manager One-Day Training The ServSafe Food Safety Training Program leads the way in providing current and comprehensive educational materials to the food service industry. The ServSafe for Managers class and Exam is recognized by more federal, state, and local jurisdictions than any other food safety certification and in Georgia, food safety certification is required by law. The University of Georgia Extension in Gwinnett is pleased to offer the SERV Safe for Managers Certification Class and Exam. Class, Book, and Test $150 Retest - $70 Contact: Ines Beltran at inesb@uga.edu or at 678-477-4014
    • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Jul 23 - Jul 27 State 4-H Congress 4-H Event
    • Atlanta, GA - (207.0 Miles)
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