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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.

COVID-19 Resources

Take the 2020 Census

Due to COVID-19, the schedule for the census self-response has been extended to October 31. Complete it today by mail, telephone or online.

2020 Census Information

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter


If you need assistance with an agricultural question, or if you're a homeowner seeking assistance with issues with your yard or trees please call our AG agent Charlotte Meeks at 478-952-6744. Leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 hours.

If you have any questions regarding our 4-H program, please call our 4-H agent Sam Price at 229-454-4893. Leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 hours.

Thank you for allowing us to assist you while working from home. Stay safe and healthy...

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.

Here are some food safety tips regarding take out food, how to safely handle your groceries from inside the store to them being inside your home, and how to properly clean and sanitize your reusable shopping/grocery bags.


Guidelines Regarding Freezing your Meat and Poultry

 La Keshia Levi, our Family and Consumer Sciences Agent has provided some guidelines to help you safely store your meat and poultry. If you have any food safety related questions, please email La Keshia at

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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.

Extension News
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  • Radon Awareness Radon Awareness Radon is a radioactive gas that is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. By Pamela Turner | Published: 6/3/2020
  • Producing Results Producing Results Gwinnett Georgia Grown to Go event highlights success of partnership with UGA Extension to connect producers and consumers. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 5/28/2020
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How to Safely Prepare and Freeze Sweet Onions

La Keshia Levi has prepared some guidelines and tips for you regarding preparing and frezzing your sweet onions. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact her at