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

Search by subject through all our current bulletins, flyers and fact sheets offered online:

Publications


Upcoming Events
  • Dec 6 ServSafe® Manager One-Day Training & Exam Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Class registration is $140 and covers the textbook, testing fee, and refreshments. Registration deadline is November 28th, 2022. For additional information, please contact Keishon Thomas at 478-751-6338.
    • Macon, GA - (102.0 Miles)
  • Dec 6 Pasture Management for Livestock Series Join Lincoln, Oglethorpe, and Elbert County UGA Extension for a 3-week webinar series discussing pasture management for livestock producers. Whether you have sheep, cattle, or horses, proper pasture management is critical for maximizing your forage resources. Learn about soil health and fertility, grazing management, and weed/pest control from UGA Extension agents. Tuesdays, Nov 29-Dec 13th Free & Virtual
    • Virtual Event
  • Dec 8 Understanding your On-site Waste System Do you flush the toilet, wash dishes, wash clothes or do anything that causes water to go down a drain in the house? If so, join us to learn about how this water and solids are managed in a septic system and how to maintain the systems. If you are on municipal sewer system also join us in that we will also discuss how to protect sewer systems.
    • Virtual Event
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  • Organic Transition Organic Transition Study will determine best practices for small farm holders seeking to rehabilitate disused farmland. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 12/6/2022
  • Well Connected Communities Well Connected Communities Through Well Connected Communities, UGA Extension works to improve Georgian access to health care. By Amanda Budd | Published: 12/5/2022
  • Great Southeast Pollinator Census Great Southeast Pollinator Census The Great Georgia Pollinator Census will expand to become the Great Southeast Pollinator Census on Dec. 1. By Becky Griffin | Published: 11/29/2022
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