UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

For over 100 years, UGA Cooperative Extension has been the trusted source of education, innovation and information for Georgia's agricultural industry. From the latest crop studies to the best land stewardship recommendations to identifying high-performing plants for landscapes throughout the state, we have the research-based information Georgia producers, landscape professionals, and homeowners need. Please consider us your local liaison to the experts at University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. We can provide you with research-based answers and information in the following areas:

Urban Agriculture

School Garden Resources

Community Garden Locations

UGA Cattle Nutrition Balancer and Cost Analyzer Tools

Lawn and Garden

Fruits and Vegetables

Ornamentals: Flowers, Shrubs and Trees

Georgia Pest Management Handbook

USDA Interactive Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Backyard Chicken Flocks

Forsyth County has two active community volunteer programs:

Forsyth County Master Gardeners

Forsyth County Master Naturalists

Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program

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Upcoming Events
  • Nov 26 - Dec 1 National 4-H Congress 4-H Event
    • Atlanta, GA - (34.0 Miles)
  • Nov 30 Budgeting and Beyond - Poverty Simulation Are you looking for ways to budget and save your money? Join us for this free virtual series. Agents and educators from the University of Georgia and Fort Valley State University will present various topics related to budgeting and saving money each Tuesday in November from 12p to 1p. Topics include: Budgeting Basics, Energy Efficiency in the Home, Taste Buds on a Budget, Cutting Costs with Coupons, and a Poverty Simulation. To register, visit
    • Virtual Event
  • Dec 3 - Dec 5 Project SAFE Certified Coaches' Training 4-H SAFE training
    • Eatonton, GA - (78.0 Miles)
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  • Holiday Gift Guide Holiday Gift Guide With supply chain issues affecting businesses worldwide, a great solution for consumers is to shop local when gift hunting this holiday season. By Leslie Matos | Published: 11/26/2021
  • Step into the Holidays Step into the Holidays Health and the holidays aren’t typically a natural fit, but a nationwide collaboration of Extension offices are changing that. By Carly Alyse Mirabile | Published: 11/23/2021
  • New FACS Dean New FACS Dean New leader for FACS By Sam Fahmy | Published: 11/22/2021
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