UGA Extension Office


The University of Georgia Houston County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth, and families.

Houston County Extension agents, staff, and trained volunteers keep local communities informed through county our Extension office. We offer reliable information and programs in the areas of agriculture, food, families, the environment, and 4-H youth development. Let us help you learn, grow, and do more!

Office Hours, Location, and Contact Information

Our office is located at 2030 Kings Chapel Road in Perry. Our phone number is 478.987.2028

We are open Monday through Friday from 8AM-12PM and 1PM-5PM.

Our office closes for lunch daily from 12PM-1PM.

We love it when clients come by to ask questions, we are happy to serve you!

What Extension Can Do For You

  • Soil Sampling
  • Water Testing
  • Plant Tissue Diagnosis
  • Homeowner Horticulture Classes
  • Site visits to homeowners and farms
  • Pant 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 (archery, BB, and shotgun)
  • Canning and Preserving Information
  • Pressure Cooker Testing
  • Healthy Eating Education
  • Child Care Training

Ask a Master Gardener Booth at the Perry Farmers Market

Come to the Perry Farmers Market on Saturday mornings and visit our "Ask a Master Gardener" booth. We will have our Master Gardeners on hand to answer your questions about your plants and lawn and advise you on planting your own vegetable garden. The dates they will be at the Market are listed on the flyer below. Come visit and see what's going in with Extension!


All About Hafley Park

Come visit Hafley Park, our Teaching Garden. Hafley Park is located at 1527 Sunshine Ave, right off Houston Lake Road here in Perry.

The garden is used to grow vegetables and serve as an idea generator for homeowners. When the weather permits, our "Gardening with the Masters" homeowner classes are taught here. Along with turf plots and a pollinator meadow with fruit trees, it also has a butterfly rock, shade, native gardens, and opportunities to explore and see beautiful flowers during the spring and summer months.

For a little more information and pictures of Hafley Park, please click on 'Agriculture and Natural Resources' and then select 'Homeowners' from the sidebar menu.

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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!