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 window above the potting bench. Please refer to: 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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Forsyth County Extension News & Events: 



Garden Scavenger Hunt


Speaker Request Form


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 Monday


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.

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Upcoming Events
  • Apr 20 Grow Virtually - Common Garden Diseases Grow Virtually is a live and online horticultural education series presented for free by the Master Gardener Extension Volunteers of Cobb County via ZOOM. This semester focuses on maintaining a healthy garden and we will teach you practical methods for keeping your landscape looking its best. This April, we will explore common garden diseases and what steps you can take to prevent/manage them. We hope to see you there!
    • Virtual Event
  • Apr 22 Rain Gardens Join us to learn about rain gardens, what they do for our landscapes, and how you can add one to your home environment.
    • Virtual Event
  • Apr 24 - Apr 25 Project SAFE Modified Trap Qualification Match Union County
    • Blairsville, GA - (46.0 Miles)
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