UGA Extension Office


The Gilmer County UGA Extension office is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon (closed for lunch) then 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 1123 Progress Road in Ellijay, Georgia. 

Gilmer County is located in the North Central portion of Georgia at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, about an hour north of Atlanta, and is known as the "Apple Capital of Georgia," holding an annual Apple Festival in Ellijay in October. In addition to an ANR Agent, 4-H Agent, FACS Agent and Administrative Assistant, we have a SNAP-Ed Program Assistant, 4-H AmeriCorps Member plus Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs.) We offer information on the local cannery, We also offer assistance with pesticide licenses, GATE cards, radon testing in the air, radon testing in well water, and a variety of other tests including soil and water. There are 4-H school club meetings, summer camp, team sports and competitions, plus educational activities, classes and workshops in all three program areas. 

Check us out on Facebook at UGA Extension - Gilmer County and visit our MGEVs on Facebook at Gilmer County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers for more information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Our Programs and Services                                



If you have questions or would like to email pictures for assistance with any of our program areas, the contact information for each one is listed below.

For Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR Agent), email

For 4-H and Youth Development (4-H Agent), email

For Family And Consumer Sciences (FACS Agent) and the County Extension Coordinator (CEC), email Nancy Adams at:

For Administration (Admin. Assistant), email

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What is UGA Extension?

A partnership of the University of Georgia, the U. S. Department of Agriculture and counties of the state cooperating. UGA Extension is on the forefront of food safety, technology, research, and education; keeping Georgia’s economy strong and making life better for Georgians. Learn more about Extension.

UGA Extension Gilmer County links the resources of the University of Georgia and Gilmer County to provide educational programs, information, and assistance to citizens. UGA Extension Gilmer County helps the citizens of Gilmer County by addressing the following initiatives:

* Family and Economic Well-Being
* Conservation and Management of Natural Resources
* Agriculture Programming and Research Opportunities
* Improving Nutrition, Diet and Health
* Water Quality
* Youth Leadership
* 4-H Youth Development Program
* Service Learning / Citizenship

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For more information contact Becca Pritchett at: or (706) 635-4426



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UGA Extension Gilmer County
1123 Progress Road, Suite A
Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone: (706) 635-4426
Fax: (706) 636-4426

Office Hours:
8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm, Monday - Friday