UGA Extension Office


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Update

UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

COVID-19 Resources

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As the community works together to halt the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID19), Forsyth County Extension is taking necessary precautions to keep our clients and employees safe.  Although we are not seeing clients in person at the office, the Forsyth County Extension staff are available by email at to provide horticulture, food safety, and other information. 

We are coming up with new ways to engage with our customers and 4-Hers through social media and web-based programming. 

We have provided a drop box stationed near the front door for drop-off of basic soil and water samples. For soil testing, please bring 2 cups of dry soil in a zip-top bag. Instruction for sample identification and payment are on the top of the drop box. Please refer to: for information on how to take a proper soil / water sample. If you need water testing for Bacteria or a Home Closing Kit, or if you have any questions or concerns, please email so that we can assist you.

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Get the kids out of the house and into the backyard exploring with this Garden Scavenger Hunt.


Would you like for one of our agents or volunteers to speak at an upcoming event? Please complete our speaker request form and email it back to us.  




Online Classes

On Demand Webinars 

Adding transplants to food gardens

Summer Fruits and Veggies to Grow from Seeds

 Cool Season Vegetables to Grow from Seeds

Home Canning Whole Blueberries

4-H Make It Monday

Episode 1

4-H Marine Mondays


Hurricane Preparation and Safety Tips

Storm Safety Tips


Emergency Storm Preparedness Tips

When Georgia Produce is in Season

Kroger Community Rewards

You can help support our local 4-H program by signing up for Kroger Community Rewards. With this program, a small percentage of your purchase will come back to our 4-H Club here in Forsyth County at no cost to you. Click the link below for sign up information! Please note: participating in this requires you to renew your support each year.

Kroger Community 4-H Rewards

To access your special tickets, please go to or click the link below, then log into the site with the username and password provided.

Special Ticket Link:

Username:  Forsyth4HOG

Password: (Password is Numeric & Case Sensitive):  SixFlags10

UGA Extension has been teaching people how to grow food for over 100 years. We also support homeowners with information about lawn and landscape care, water conservation, gardening safety, pollinator protection, backyard chickens, and enjoying the natural world.

Our Mission

Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development.

UGA Extension Forsyth County is part of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. We are also an educational resource for the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and the Forsyth County Board of Education.

UGA Extension offers educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap status.

Information can be accessed by way of phone calls, e-mail, classes, newsletters, this website, newspaper columns, and community alerts throughout the year. Learn more about UGA Extension.

Extension Job Postings: Forsyth County   

We are not currently hiring, please check back later


Upcoming Events
  • Apr 10 - Apr 16 National 4-H Conference National 4‑H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4‑H Civic Engagement, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and their world. Land Grant University 4‑H Departments send delegations of 4‑H youth between ages 15 and 19 to participate in the National 4‑H Conference. At the conference, delegates prepare and present briefings on important societal topics to federal officials in Washington, D.C. 4‑H youth also have the opportunity to engage in personal development experiences that increase their knowledge, resources, and skills while discussing topics affecting youth and 4‑H programming nationwide. Delegates not only learn while at the conference: they are empowered to create positive social change in their communities and have the opportunity to practice and apply their skills in a real-world setting.
    • Athens, GA - (49.0 Miles)
  • Apr 12 - Apr 16 Right Bite Education Series Join us for a daily discussion, April 12th - 16th, on how we can take the "right bite" with diabetes. Managing diabetes and other chronic diseases doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless! Right Bite is a fun way to learn how to enjoy delicious food that is prepared with less fat, sugar, and sodium. Register at
    • Virtual Event
  • Apr 13 Virtual FoodTalk Classes The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (UGA EFNEP) helps Georgia families eat better for less! Join us for a FREE 8-week virtual series to learn practical nutrition and physical activity information, food safety basics, and how to stretch your food dollars while still making healthy and delicious meals. Each week, you will receive recipe cards and educational extenders and, after attending at least 6 sessions, you will become an EFNEP graduate and receive a certificate and a cookbook. You will receive a zoom link once registered.
    • Gainesville, GA - (22.0 Miles)
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This monthly newsletter offers information about programs currently happening in Forsyth County Extension. Check out the current issue at the beginning of every month!

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