UGA Extension Office


Welcome to Decatur County!

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 ( for a full list of growers in your area. To learn more about the partnership, read the story (

  • 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
  • Food law
    Food law An interest in food safety and regulatory law fueled a College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences food science major's application to the University of Georgia School of Law. By Lillian Dickens | Published: 7/9/2024
  • Adaptive Farming Solutions
    Adaptive Farming Solutions When a half-ton bale of hay fell off a wagon in 2019, striking the back of Donald Adams’ head, the future of his family farm fell into immediate uncertainty. By Jordan Powers | Published: 7/3/2024
    CAES-UNAG Graduates of Universidad Nacional de Agricultura become leaders at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 7/2/2024
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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 15 ServSafe Manager Certification-Wilkes County Need to renew your ServSafe Manager Certification? New to food industry and need to be certified? Wilkes County UGA Extension can help! We are offering a 1-Day in-person ServSafe instruction and exam on 7/15/2024. You can also re-test only with us. Give us a call to register!
    • WASHINGTON, GA - (223.0 Miles)
  • Jul 18 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam - Thomas County Join us on Thursday July 18th for a one-day ServSafe Manager Certification course and Exam. The Food Safety Manager Certification lasts for 5 years. The Training will be held at the Thomas County Extension Office. Register by Friday July 5th to receive the course materials.
    • Thomasville, GA - (31.0 Miles)
  • Jul 20 - Jul 21 4-H Day at the Atlanta Braves 4-H Event
    • Atlanta, GA - (203.0 Miles)
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