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UGA Cooperative Extension is an outreach branch of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Family and Consumer Sciences and Georgia 4-H. 

We translate the science of everyday life for families, farmers and communities to foster a healthy and prosperous Georgia.

Our office serves the residents of Gordon County with unbiased, research-based education in the areas of agriculture, natural resources, family development, housing/home environment, and youth development.

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday - 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm


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State Extension News
  • Poultry Litter Poultry Litter New research between UGA's Department of Poultry Science and the U.S. National Poultry Research Center has found that reusing poultry litter can help bolster the birds' immune system and help prevent the transfer of antibiotic resistance between bacterial species. By Emily S Davenport | Published: 9/28/2022
  • Urban Bee Conservation Urban Bee Conservation A mix of buildings and forest increases the number of species of bees in a given area. By Amanda Budd | Published: 9/27/2022
  • Joro Watch Initiative Joro Watch Initiative According to a team of University of Georgia experts collecting data about the spiders through the newly formed Joro Watch initiative, it’s best to put down the stick (for now) and pick up a camera. By Jordan Powers | Published: 9/26/2022
  • Burton Sea Turtle Burton Sea Turtle Environmental Education staff at the Burton 4-H Center care for sea turtles that do not successfully make their initial voyage to the ocean as hatchlings through a partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, which grants permits and permission for these stragglers to be raised at the center until they are ready to live in the wild on their own. By Josie Smith | Published: 9/23/2022
  • Cold Facts Cold Facts Take care when preparing fresh berries for freezing or refrigeration to reduce contaminants By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 9/22/2022
  • Stroke Therapy Stroke Therapy Study at UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center shows that combination treatment dramatically improves recovery in pig stroke models By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 9/21/2022
  • Guthrie GFB Award Guthrie GFB Award Larry Guthrie announced as the 2022 Georgia Farm Bureau Commodity Award recipient. By Jordan Powers | Published: 9/20/2022
  • Georgia 4-H AmeriCorps Georgia 4-H AmeriCorps Georgia 4-H received a grant of $496,800, the fourth-largest AmeriCorps state grant awarded in Georgia. By Maria M. Lameiras, Josie Smith | Published: 9/19/2022
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Upcoming Extension Events Across the State
  • Sep 28 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training SEPTEMBER 28-29 (Wednesday & Thursday) Call today to begin your registration for 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. The $140 fee includes 12 hours of instruction, course book, study materials, and the certification exam. Drinks and snacks are provided, lunch is an hour on your own each day. Registration is required two weeks in advance.
    • Lakeland, GA - (262.0 Miles)
  • Sep 29 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training SEPTEMBER 28-29 (Wednesday & Thursday) Call today to begin your registration for 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. The $140 fee includes 12 hours of instruction, course book, study materials, and the certification exam. Drinks and snacks are provided, lunch is an hour on your own each day. Registration is required two weeks in advance.
    • Lakeland, GA - (262.0 Miles)
  • Oct 1 - Oct 2 State Forestry Field Day 4-H Event
    • Athens, GA - (98.0 Miles)
  • Oct 1 Fall Gardening Lecture Series - Fabulous Fall Fairy Gardens Learn how to create a fall fairy garden for your yard or porch. North Fulton Master Gardener Marty Thomas will demonstrate various fairy garden projects that you can do with children using a variety of materials. The North Fulton Master Gardeners in collaboration with UGA Extension in Fulton County are continuing to provide horticultural education to the North Fulton community and beyond through FREE virtual gardening education programming. This series of four classes begins Sunday, September 11, 2022, and will be available through live Zoom webinars and Facebook Live. The classes will also be available for later viewing at https://www.youtube.com/northfultonmastergardeners.
    • Virtual Event
  • Oct 3 - Oct 5 Livestock Welfare Assessment Skills for Law Enforcement & State Agencies The objective of this program is to provide law enforcement and state agency personnel basic training needed to make sound decisions regarding generally accepted livestock production practices. This program offers classroom and hands-on instruction on common livestock species and production practices specific to the Southeastern region. October 3-5th, 2022 J.G. Woodroof Farm Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 402 Farm Lane, Tifton, GA
    • Tifton, GA - (224.0 Miles)
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