***Agricultural Services Update***
As of Oct 6, 2020
Our offices are currently closed to the public, however,
we are open to receive samples only on Tuesdays from 10 am - 2 pm!
Please call our office to schedule an appointment at 404-762-4077
Thanksgiving and December/January Holiday Schedule
The Feed and Environmental Water Laboratory (FEW Lab) will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th then reopen on Monday, November 30th. The lab will close for the holidays in December and January on Friday, December 25th through Friday, January 1st, 2021, and then reopen on Monday, January 4th. Please plan your sampling schedule around these days.
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 18 May, 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
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.
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