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UGA Extension agents, staff and trained volunteers keep local communities informed through county Extension offices. We offer reliable information and programs in the areas of agriculture, food, families, the environment, and 4-H youth development. Let us help you learn, grow, and do more!
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Agriculture & Natural Resources

Ag. and Nat. Resources

Agriculture and Natural Resources Agents, are the educational links in relaying current research-based information from the University of Georgia to the local community.  Agents teach agriculture and natural resources subject matter and provide educational programs through individual and group instruction.

Learn more about our Agricultural and Natural Resources programs and services including the Master Gardener program and testing services.

For questions regarding soil testing or other Agricultural and Natural Resources services, please contact either our North (404-613-7670) or South (404-762-4077) offices.


We Are Hiring!

June 2019 AG

Georgia Master Composer Program

This fall, we will be offering a Master Composter Course in partnership with the Atlanta Community Recycling Coalition. The cost is $200, and classes will be held weekly on Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. September 5th through October 31st. The class will be held at the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  We are accepting applications now through August 9, 2019. After that, there will be interviews and those accepted will be notified.  To receive an application, please call Yvette Davis at 404-762-4077 or Tara Raymond at 404-613-7670 and it will be emailed to you.


June 2019 Classes

June 2019 Pollinator

Pollinator Census:
Train the Trainer Program

Wednesday, June 19th
7 pm - 8 pm 
Old Rucker Park Farm
860 Rucker Road, Alpharetta 

Learn how to identify the common beneficial insects in your garden to get ready for the Great Pollinator Census of 2019!


June 2019 Good Dirt

Good Dirt: Soil 101
Thursday, June 27th
10 am - 1 pm
Location TBD - check the blog for updates

A healthy crop from the ground up!  Learn about how to get the most out of your soil and compost through this interactive workshop.

Below are some of UGA Extension's most broadly useful resources for those involved in agriculture on the farm, in schools, and around the home.

Production Agriculture:
Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
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Home & Garden:
Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.
Extension News
  • Summer Drought link Dryland peanuts, which make up about half of Georgia's annual peanut crop, have been vulnerable to dry conditions this summer. By Clint Thompson | Published: 8/15/2019
  • Pecan Field Day link Growers invited to learn the latest research on pecan production in Appling County. By Chad Cain | Published: 8/8/2019
  • Corn Irrigation link UGA Extension specialist says irrigation streaking a problem in Georgia fields this year. By Clint Thompson | Published: 8/5/2019
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