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.
Avian Academy The free, three-day program hosted by the Department of Poultry Science invited participants to explore various areas of poultry science and the poultry industry through lessons on internal anatomy, embryology, processing, poultry judging and more.
Forestry Invitational The winning Georgia 4-H forestry team, coached by Paul Pugliese, included members Sasha Morgan, Bethany Craven, Gabriel Craven, and Gus Federico.
Milkweed Hybridization CAES researchers created the first successful interspecific hybridization of milkweed, landing them the cover of the July issue of HortScience.
Aging and Immunity Plant pathologist Li Yang receives $1.75 million Maximizing Investors’ Research Award to study plants' abilities to gain disease resistance as they mature.
Vineyard Internships A partnership between CAES and the Winegrowers Association of Georgia offers students an opportunity to explore the world of viticulture and enology.
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Free online learning
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jul 25 - Aug 8 Statewide 4-H Pre-Planning 4-H events planning
- Athens, GA - (220.0 Miles)
Aug 3 - Aug 4 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
- Waynesboro, GA - (212.0 Miles)
Aug 3 So You Want To Be A Farmer? Are you a young, new, or beginning farmer? Did you recently purchase or inherit property and want to start producing your own plant and animal products? Are you not quite sure where to start (but those cute lambs and calves have you wanting to dive in head-first)? Join us on Tuesdays this fall (August 3rd through October 19th) for a 12 week series titled "So You Want To Be A Farmer"! This program has 3 main goals: 1) Establish your operation as a functional, profitable business (or, if selling/profit is not your goal, help you to manage your production expenses) 2) Provide 10,000 foot view on what it takes to manage different commodities to help you decide what to produce 3) Provide market outlooks and financial information on the startup expenses, potential income, and long-term outlook on different products.
- Virtual Event