UGA Extension Office


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Update

UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Office Hours and Lunch Time Soil Sample Drop Off

Our office is open Monday-Friday from 8AM-12PM and 1PM-5PM. We are closed for lunch daily from 12PM-1PM. If you come to drop off a soil sample during our lunch hour, we have a soil sample station outside our door. It's got everything you will need: bags, shovel, manila envelopes for payment and a form to fill out with your contact information. Soil samples are $8 each. You can drop your cash (exact change) or check in a manila envelope and slide it under our door. Or you can choose to pay via credit card. We will call you when we re-open, you provide us your card information and we will email you your receipt immediately after the transaction. During business hours please come inside, we enjoy building relationships with our clients!


What Extension Can Do for You

  • Soil Sampling
  • Water Testing
  • Plant Tissue Diagnosis
  • Homeowner Horticulture Classes
  • Site visits to homes and farms
  • Plant and Insect identification
  • Publications on a variety of topics
  • Activities for 4-H and Youth Development such as Summer Camp, Project Achievement and Project S.A.F.E. (shotgun and archery)
  • Canning and Preserving Information
  • Healthy Eating Education
  • Child Care Training
  • Pressure Cooker Testing

To learn more about any of these services, use the sidebar to navigate through our program areas.  Call 478-987-2028 with questions.


Category 24 Review Training-Virtual

Houston County ANR Agent Charloote Meeks and Bibb County ANR Agent Karol Kelly are pleased to announce their Category 24 Review training. For the health and safety of participants and instructors, this event will be virtual. The virtual traning will be held February 23 from 8:30AM-12:30PM. You MUST pre-register and pay by Friday, February 19 to secure your spot. Payment is made online using the link below. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 478-987-2028 and ask for Charlotte.


Green Up 2021-Virtual

Houston County ANR Agent Charlotte Meeks and Bibb County ANR Agent Karol Kelly are pleased to announce the date for Green Up 2021. For the health and safety of all participants and instructors, this event will be virtual. Green Up will be held march 5 from 9:00AM to 12:30PM. Participants will receive 3 hours of Category 24 credit. The registration fee for this event is $25, and you can register and pay online at the link below or call our office at 478-987-2028.

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So Easy To Preserve Book (6th Edition)

Available to purchase in our office


This 388-page book covers topics on Preserving Food, Canning, Pickled Products, Sweet Spreads and Syrups, Freezing and Drying. There are 10 new products and two revised product recommendations in this edition. It's suitable for both new and veteran food preservers. This book is a great resource for everyone!