***Agricultural Services Update***
As of Oct. 6, 2020
Our offices are currently closed to the public, however,
The East Point office is open to receive samples only on Tuesdays from 10 am - 2 pm!
Please call our East Point office to schedule an appointment at 404-762-4077.
The Sandy Springs office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; you may call 404-613-7670 for more info.
Agricultural & Environmental Services Lab (AESL) Policies
(effective May 18, 2020)
The AESL continues to provide important services to support public health and food and fiber production. AESL is operating with a minimum of essential staff on reduced hours and a range of services. Lab staff are practicing Covid-19 prevention practices and will work onsite only as necessary to perform essential duties. Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, the main office will be staffed and phone calls will be answered in person. Clients are not permitted in laboratories or offices without face masks.
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Site Visits: We are currently unable to guarantee site visits at this time, but please feel free to connect with our Ag team to see how we can best assist you and diagnose any problems you may have.
For ANR Team contact information, additional updates, and timely topics, please visit our blog and our contact page:
Contact information- https://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/fulton/contact-us1.html
Are you prepared for winter weather? UGA Extension has compiled resources for our community for everyday emergencies as well as specific information needed during this public health emergency including information on COVID-19 best health practices, home cleaning/disinfecting, DIY face coverings, emergency finances, Georgia small business recovery details, grocery store and take-out food safety, and more.
For over a century, we have been helping citizens of Fulton County live better, healthier lives. We offer multiple programs and events throughout the year and answer questions from businesses and homeowners every day over the phone and by email. Learn more about our programs:
- Agriculture, gardening and landscaping
- Food, health, nutrition and finances
- 4-H youth clubs, camps and conferences
We have about a dozen employees that deliver programs and services across the county as well as support staff in multiple offices. We have three main offices in East Point, College Park and north Atlanta, plus a 4-H office at the Atlanta History Center. View our locations and staff list to learn more.
The University of Georgia Extension has served Fulton County residents since 1914 when fields still covered much of the county. Over the last century, our programs have expanded to include urban gardening, sustainable landscapes, family and consumer sciences and 4-H youth leadership.
The Fulton County Extension, backed by the resources of Fulton County and the University of Georgia, provides educational programs, information, and actual assistance to citizens of the County. Education and information are also provided to citizens by telephone consultation, site visits, newsletters, news articles, radio and collaboration with other community agencies. Publications and lab services are other delivery methods for education and information to citizens.
Fulton Fresh Mobile Market
2020 Fulton Fresh Fall Mobile Market
The Fall mobile market will run from October 20 - November 19, 2020. The mobile market will make 6 stops a week throughout Fulton County and is open to the public. Attendees will participate in an online 30-minute nutrition class and will then be given a free bag of in-season produce from our mobile market to take home and prepare. Please click on the link for the schedule. Mobile Market page.
Free online learning
24/7 Tips to live a more active lifestyle, shop smarter, make healthier food choices, and cook delicious meals on a budget! Receive free kitchen and fitness items.
Registration for Fulton County 4-H Overnight Camps opens on March 29!
Community and online resources for families during school closures.
New blog alert! Check out our new Agricultural and Environmental Sciences blog, written by our very own ANR Agent, Melissa Mattee!
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 29 Home Garden Small Fruit Webinar Join us on this free webinar to learn about home gardening with small fruits. Presented by Ashley Hopper, ANR Agent in Fannin and Gilmer Counties.
- Virtual Event
May 4 Gardening with Daylilies This free webinar will cover the basics of gardening with daylilies and using them in the home landscape.
- Virtual Event
May 20 From Reviled to Revitalized: Landscape Improvements That Won't Break the Bank Want to spruce up your yard in a cost-effective way but aren't sure where to start? Join us as Dr. Bodie Pennisi with UGA Extension and the Center for Urban Agriculture reviews some easy tips and tricks you can use to give your garden a makeover without costing an arm and a leg. *Register on Eventbrite to receive the zoom link!*
- Virtual Event
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Graduate Student Awards 2021 The awards are presented to outstanding master’s and doctoral students based on research and effective communication.
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Tastier Tomatoes Qian Feng found that through selective breeding to increase the size, shell and disease resistance of tomatoes, farmers and producers created a less intense tasting and less nutritious tomato.
Imidacloprid Residue A UGA researcher developed a more accurate understanding of the lethal and sublethal effects of neonicotinoid exposure on blue orchard mason bees.
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