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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 public with unbiased, research-based education in the areas of agriculture, natural resources, family development, housing/home environment, and youth development.


Human hand placing soil under a young plant
Front entrance to Gordon County Agricultural Service Center

Gordon County Extension/4-H

1282 Highway 53 Spur, SW                                           Office Hours:
Suite 200                                                                                      8:00am until 12:00noon
Calhoun, Georgia 30701                                                 and 1:00 until 5:00pm
706-629-8685                                                                     Monday through Friday
gordon.extension@uga.edu


Our Staff

County Extension Coordinator and 4-HYDP Agent - Allie Griner
Administrative Assisstant - Joan Sutherland
Program Assistant (4-HYDP) - Tim Street
Program Assistant (4-HYDP) - Gracy Sexton 
AmeriCorps (4-HYDP) - Shannon Pagano


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State Extension News
  • Pearl Millet for Pollinators
    Pearl Millet for Pollinators A new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service and University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has found that pearl millet, an annual grass suited for conditions in the Southeast U.S., is a good food source for some pollinators. By Jessica Ryan | Published: 6/20/2024
  • Ross Memorial Distinguished Professor
    Ross Memorial Distinguished Professor Joseph McHugh has been named the Herbert H. and Jean A. Ross Memorial Distinguished Professor of Insect Systematics and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/18/2024
  • Protecting the Georgia coast
    Protecting the Georgia coast University of Georgia students clean up the Georgia marsh and get rid of invasive plants. By Shannah Montgomery | Published: 6/17/2024
  • Entomology Student Spotlight
    Entomology Student Spotlight Dragonflies are recognizable thanks to their glimmering, delicate wings and their long bodies. But Emma Grace Crumbley wants people to know that’s not the full story. By Erica P. Techo | Published: 6/14/2024
  • UGA Grand Farm
    UGA Grand Farm The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Grand Farm have announced a collaboration to create a robust regional agricultural innovation ecosystem. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/13/2024
  • Farm Boot Camp
    Farm Boot Camp Farm Boot Camp, a specialized training program designed for military veterans and their spouses, offers free monthly trainings and specialized workshops to provide essential skills and knowledge needed to start or return to farming operations. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 6/12/2024
  • Greener Pastures
    Greener Pastures Southern Belle Farm owner Jake Carter (BBA ’03) transformed the fifth-generation family dairy and cattle farm into a tourist destination By Ed Morales | Published: 6/10/2024
  • World Food Safety Day
    World Food Safety Day In recognition of World Food Safety Day on June 7, the University of Georgia Center for Food Safety offers the recent highlights of its groundbreaking research. By Jennifer L Reynolds | Published: 6/7/2024
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Upcoming Extension Events Across the State

  • Jun 21 - Jun 24 State 4-H Council 4-H Event
    • Eatonton, GA - (123.0 Miles)
  • Jun 22 Open Garden Days: Native Perennial Garden at the Teaching Museum North Greenhouse Join UGA Extension Master Gardeners in Fulton County for Open Garden Days at the Native Perennial Garden at the Teaching Museum North Greenhouse! Master Gardeners will be available on Saturday, June 22nd from 10am-2pm to show you around the garden and answer your gardening questions. The Native Perennial Garden showcases “Our Favorite Native Perennials” suitable for a sunny location. This garden includes 45 varieties of perennials and is in its third year which is when these plants should begin to thrive. The garden is located outside the greenhouse, adjacent to the Teaching Museum North and Independence High School. There is parking available but no public restrooms. Events are free and open to the public. Visitors who complete our garden tour survey are entered to win one of several prize baskets! Please see our listing in the linked comprehensive Garden Guide for specific site details.
    • Roswell, GA - (44.0 Miles)
  • Jun 22 Open Garden Days: Archibald Smith Plantation Join UGA Extension Master Gardeners in Fulton County for Open Garden Days at Archibald Smith Plantation's Fernbank Forest! Master Gardeners will be available on Saturday, June 22nd from 10am-2pm to show you around the garden and answer your gardening questions. Visit to learn about the restoration and preservation of native woodland plants. This project is an active forest restoration site--visitors should be careful to remain on the marked trails to avoid damage to the habitat. Admission to the park and museum is free and pets on a leash are welcome on the grounds. Visitors can enjoy walking on the trails and tour the historic buildings preserved on the grounds. Events are free and open to the public. Visitors who complete our garden tour survey are entered to win one of several prize baskets! Please see our listing in the linked comprehensive Garden Guide for specific site details.
    • Roswell, GA - (44.0 Miles)
  • Jun 22 Open Garden Days: Native Gardens at Island Ford Join UGA Extension Master Gardeners in Fulton County for Open Garden Days at the Native Gardens at Island Ford Unit! Master Gardeners will be available on Saturday, June 22nd from 10am-2pm to show you around the garden and answer your gardening questions. The Chattahoochee National Recreation Area is headquartered at the Island Ford Unit and the park visitor center is located at this site. The park is managed by the National Park Service and includes opportunities for hiking, fishing, and wildlife viewing along the Chattahoochee River. The Native Gardens are located on either side of the entrance to the park and they showcase the diversity of native plants found along the Chattahoochee River and provide enhanced habitat for pollinators. Events are free and open to the public. Visitors who complete our garden tour survey are entered to win one of several prize baskets! Please see our listing in the linked comprehensive Garden Guide for specific site details.
    • Sandy Springs, GA - (50.0 Miles)
  • Jun 22 Open Garden Days: Lost Corner Cottage Garden Join UGA Extension Master Gardeners in Fulton County for Open Garden Days at the Lost Corner Cottage Garden! Master Gardeners will be available on Saturday, June 22nd from 10am-2pm to show you around the garden and answer your gardening questions. The Cottage Garden at Lost Corner demonstrates heritage plants suitable to varying light conditions and enhances the area in front of the historic cottage.The Lost Corner Nature Preserve includes 24 wooded acres on a historic farm. Trails and picnic tables are available to explore the site and enjoy a snack. Some trails are ADA approved. Events are free and open to the public. Visitors who complete our garden tour survey are entered to win one of several prize baskets! Please see our listing in the linked comprehensive Garden Guide for specific site details.
    • Sandy Springs, GA - (50.0 Miles)