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:

The Beginning of Business Farming

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:


Upcoming Events
  • Oct 1 - Oct 8 National 4-H Week 4-H Events
    • Athens, GA - (49.0 Miles)
  • Oct 3 Fayette County Extension 2023 Beekeeper Short Course - Extracting Your Honey Info & Issues
    • Fayetteville, GA - (53.0 Miles)
  • Oct 3 Walk-a-Weigh - Monroe County Rec Center Walk-a-Weigh is back and better than ever! It's an award-winning wellness program based on the National Diabetes Prevention Program and offered by UGA Extension! Take control of your health this year with a group of like-minded people! The first of seven sessions starts on Tuesday, October 3, and runs every Tuesday evening (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM) through November 14, and we will be walking at Monroe County Rec Center. Each week includes a 30-minute nutrition lesson and a 30-minute walk. Registration costs $10 and space is limited so act now! The program will be led by the UGA Extension Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Agent, Amanda Harner.
    • Forsyth, GA - (83.0 Miles)
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  • National 4-H Week National 4-H Week Current Georgia 4-H’ers will join alumni, parents, faculty, staff, volunteers and supporters from across the country in their love for the organization during 2023 National 4-H Week. By Josie Smith | Published: 10/2/2023
  • 4-H Lifetime Achievement 4-H Lifetime Achievement UGA CAES, Law graduate Randy Nuckolls honored for a lifetime of dedication to Georgia 4-H. By Josie Smith, Cooper Hardy | Published: 9/27/2023
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