Welcome to Decatur County!
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.
The most popular services to the community include:
- Soil and Water Tests
- Research-Based Advice for Production Crops
- 4-H Summer Camps
- Health Programs like Walk Georgia
- Pesticide Certification Information
If you need information or have questions.
Annual Weather Review Wet conditions in 2021 made fields difficult to enter and caused significant crop impacts.
National 4-H Winners Ben Hill County 4-H team swept the competition, earning the national championship in the Consumer Decision Making Contest at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado.
Radon Action Month UGA Radon Program urges Georgians to test for radon this January.
Tiny Bubbles UGA researchers are testing the benefits of irrigating turfgrass with nanobubble-infused water.
Rock Eagle Improvements Georgia 4-H, part of UGA Extension, will use this critical funding to make improvements to the largest 4-H facility in Georgia.
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24/7 Tips to live a more active lifestyle, shop smarter, make healthier food choices, and cook delicious meals on a budget! Receive free kitchen and fitness items.
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.
Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
Jan 18 Georgia Seafood for the Future Learn how UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant have partnered with food science and technology experts from the University of Georgia to diversify and expand the use of our state’s seafood resources beyond traditional marketing avenues.
- Darien, GA - (188.0 Miles)
Jan 19 Starting Seeds Indoors "Get a head start on getting supplies to start your seeds indoors this year. Growing plants from seeds is cost effective and gives you a larger variety of plants to choose from for your garden. "
- Virtual Event
Jan 21 - Jan 23 Project SAFE Indoor Archery Match 4-H Event
- Perry, GA - (115.0 Miles)