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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).


  • 2022 Foundation Fellow Luke Hendrix 2022 Foundation Fellow Luke Hendrix When not outside hunting, fishing, playing a round of basketball with friends or competing as a state-level varsity swimmer, Luke Hendrix has had his eye on a different prize: attending the University of Georgia, just like his dad. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/24/2022
  • New FoodPIC director New FoodPIC director Food technology entrepreneur James Gratzek will serve as the next director of the Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/23/2022
  • Research Farms Open House Research Farms Open House Athens-area residents familiar with driving past two University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research farms will soon have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn more about CAES’ role in the future of farming. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/22/2022
  • Ratcliffe Scholars Ratcliffe Scholars Established by a generous endowment by the David and Tom Ratcliffe families in honor of Thomas Jackson Ratcliffe Jr., the Ratcliffe Scholars Program provides funding for forward-thinking students to engage in formative, out-of-classroom opportunities to enrich their college education. By Caroline Hinton | Published: 6/21/2022
  • Test home for radon Test home for radon Radon is a leading cause of lung cancer By Cal Powell | Published: 6/20/2022
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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.
  • 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.
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Upcoming Events
  • Jun 29 - Jul 2 State 4-H Officer Training Training conducted to prepare newly elected state board of directors/officers for their roles and responsibilities for their term.
    • Eatonton, GA - (180.0 Miles)
  • Jun 29 - Jul 2 4-H State Officer Training 4-H Officer Training
    • Athens, GA - (220.0 Miles)
  • Jun 29 - Jun 30 Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Virtual Workshop The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule is the first federally regulated standard for growing, harvesting, packing, and holding fresh produce in an effort to reduce microbial contamination and foodborne illness outbreaks. If you grow fruits or vegetables, attend a training for information about best practices, risk management, and regulatory requirements. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement. The virtual workshop will be held on June 29-30, 2022.
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