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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.


Production Meeting Schedule for 2020

We have just realeased the dates, time and locations of our production meetings for 2020. Meals are provided for ALL meetings. Please don't forget to call the respective Extension Office to R.S.V.P. so they have an accurate head count for your meal. Thank you.


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Green Up 2020-A Landscaper Update

Green Up 2020 is scheduled for March 6 at Claystone Park at Lake Tobesofkee in Macon. The Update starts at 9AM and ends at 4PM, light breakfast and a full lunch is included with your registration fee of $60. This is a great time to come and get refreshed on topics such as weed control, turf, trees, insect control and ornamentals. This is also a great networking opportunity for you and your business. You will receive 4 hours Presticide credit for Category 24 and 2 hours Pesticide credit for Category 23. Please call 478-987-2028 to register and pay via credit card, your receipt will be emailed to you within minutes. You can also print out the registration form and mail it to our office with your check, the address is on the form. All registrations MUST be recieved by February 28 so we can provide the caterer with an accurate head count for lunch.


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Commercial Pesticide Exam Review

The Macon-Bibb County Extension Office will be holding a 1.5 day review session for The National Pesticide Application Certification Core Manual and Category 24 (ornamental and turf) Exam. The sessions will be held Monday, March 16 from 9AM-4PM (breakfast and lunch provided) and Tuesday, March 17 from 9AM-12Noon (breakfast ONLY). The cost of the 1.5 day session is $60 and this includes your meals on both days. The Houston County Extension Office will be taking ALL registrations for this event. Please call our office at 478-987-2028 to register and pay via credit card, your receipt will be emailed to you within minutes. Or you can fill out the registration form and mail it along with your check to the Houston County Extension Office at the address on the form.  Don't miss out on a great oppurtunity to get prepared for the exam.


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Gardening with the Masters Spring Homeowner Class schedule

We are pleased to announce our Spring Gardening with the Masters classes. February 4 is our "Seed Exchange" which will be held at our Office from 5PM-7PM. The Seed Exchange is the only free class of the series. March 12 is "Composting Basics" held at Hafley Park  (located at the corner of Houston Lake Rd. and James St. here in Perry, right by Lumpkin Tire and Service) from 5:30PM-7:30PM, the cost is $10. April 25 is "Gardening with Youth" which will also be held at Hafley Park from 9AM-12PM, and the cost of this class is $10. And May 21 is "Edible Landscaping" from 6PM-8PM here at our Office, and the cost is $10.

All classes except for the Seed Exchange (which is free!) are $10, and this covers any materials you need/folders you will receive at the class. You can call the office at 478-987-2028 and pay via credit card and have your receipt emailed within minutes. Or you can drop a check in the mail to our office with your desired class listed in the memo area, or come by and pay in person. Our FIRM deadline for registration is ONE WEEK prior to the class so we can put together materials and/or folders for each participant.


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Serve Safe Manager's Certification Course

La Keshia Levi, Family and Consmer Sciences Agent, will be conducting a Serv Safe class open to the public in July. The class will be held July 7-July 8 here at our Extension Office in downtown Perry, and the class is from 8AM-5PM both days. Light refreshments will be provided, and you get one hour for your lunch break, lunch is on your own. The cost of the 2 day class is $140. Registration ends May 26. For more information, please give us a call at 478-987-2028. You can call and register via credit card and have your receipt emailed to you within minutes.


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