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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
  • May 20 - May 23 Project SAFE State BB Match 4-H Target Sports Event
    • Eatonton, GA - (78.0 Miles)
  • May 23 - May 25 Manager ServSafe Training You can improve your food safety and sanitation skills through a nationally recognized food safety sanitation course. The class is 12 hours + exam by a Certified ServSafe Trainer of UGA Family and Consumer Sciences, Mitzi Parker. This course meets the new GA Food Code requirements and is certified through the National Restaurant Association and includes the course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instruction, and refreshments. Successful completion of the exam provides certification. The class fee of $140.00 includes course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, and instructions.
    • Americus, GA - (149.0 Miles)
  • May 23 ServSafe Manager Certification 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. Workshops are offered in Hall County.
    • Gainesville, GA - (22.0 Miles)
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  • 4-H Poultry Judging 4-H Poultry Judging Four Oconee County students brought home top honors at Georgia 4-H’s largest judging event on May 6. By Josie Smith | Published: 5/16/2022
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