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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
  • Capitol 4-H Day 2020 Capitol 4-H Day 2020 UGA Extension has held 4-H Day at the state Capitol for more than 30 years. By Cristina deRevere | Published: 2/14/2020
  • Toews will succeed retiring West Toews will succeed retiring West UGA Entomologist Michael Toews will take over as assistant dean of UGA Tifton campus in March. By J. Faith Peppers | Published: 2/13/2020
  • Assistant Dean Retires Assistant Dean Retires West and colleagues reflect on his 12-year tenure as assistant dean. By Maria Sellers | Published: 2/11/2020
  • Pollinator Plants Pollinator Plants UGA Extension and UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia build pollinator protection coalition. By Merritt Melancon, Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 2/4/2020
  • Chapel Restoration Chapel Restoration Beloved chapel will soon reopen at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 2/4/2020
  • San Jose Scale San Jose Scale Early springlike temperatures could mean more pests in peach orchards this year. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 2/4/2020
  • Wine Producers Conference Wine Producers Conference Chateau Elan hosts Georgia Wine Producers for annual conference. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 1/29/2020
  • Radon Poster Contest Radon Poster Contest Gwinnett and Clarke county students take home awards for top radon education posters. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 1/28/2020
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Upcoming Extension Events Across the State
  • Feb 19 - Feb 23 Georgia Junior National Livestock Show Georgia Junior National Livestock Show Perry, GA - (159.0 Miles)
  • Feb 20 Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exam Preparatory Class This class is for those who want to pass the exam to obtain the pesticide applicator license in category 24 ornamental and turf. It covers both the general standards and the ornamental and turf sections with practice exams. The pesticide exam will not be offered at the program. Several technical colleges in the state offer it and to register for one, go to www.gapestexam.com. Lawrenceville, GA - (66.0 Miles)
  • Feb 20 ServSafe Manager Certification UGA Extension provides 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. Bogart, GA - (91.0 Miles)
  • Feb 22 - Feb 24 NEW Communications & Technology Team Retreat The Georgia 4-H Communications & Technology Team members are invited to a weekend retreat to complete projects in the areas of photography, videography, podcasting, computer graphics, and GPS/GIS. Eatonton, GA - (123.0 Miles)
  • Feb 22 Farm to School Farmer Forum Barrow County School Nutrition is actively seeking more locally produced food to serve in their cafeterias and is willing to pay competitive prices and accept both small and large quantities. Farmers, please join us for the following sessions aimed at increasing local procurement. This event is free due to funding by a USDA Farm to School grant. Session materials, coffee, refreshments, and lunch by Chef John Huff are included as a part of this program. - Selling to the School, our local school nutrition coordinators will discuss the ins and outs of selling local agricultural products to the school, followed by a Q&A, and facilitated discussion on how to make the process more workable for all involved - Food Safety on the Farm, review of on-farm and transportation food safety - Maintaining Quality through Harvest and Post-Harvest Practices, UGA Extension specialist Dr. Tim Coolong will discuss best practices for harvest and post-harvest storage to maintain peak quality of locally grown produce. Winder, GA - (80.0 Miles)
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