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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

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

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.


Gardening With The Masters 2021 Series

We are pleased to announce our lineup for the 2021 Gardening with the Masters series. This year, ALL of your classes will be held at Hafley Park which is located at 1527 Sunshine Ave in Perry. The registration fee for each class is $10 and we are only accepting cash and checks for payment. You are more than welcome to mail a check to the address on the registration form and you will be called when we receive your check. The limit for each class is 20 participants, with the exception of the Gardening with Youth, that one has a limit of 50. The deadline to register is ONE WEEK prior to the class so we can make up folders and provide materials. We will be following COVID guidelines and we encourage you to bring a lawn chair with you. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at 478-987-2028.


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  • Avian Academy Avian Academy The free, three-day program hosted by the Department of Poultry Science invited participants to explore various areas of poultry science and the poultry industry through lessons on internal anatomy, embryology, processing, poultry judging and more. By Claire Marie Coleman | Published: 8/3/2021
  • Forestry Invitational Forestry Invitational The winning Georgia 4-H forestry team, coached by Paul Pugliese, included members Sasha Morgan, Bethany Craven, Gabriel Craven, and Gus Federico.  By William C. Worrell | Published: 7/30/2021
  • Milkweed Hybridization Milkweed Hybridization CAES researchers created the first successful interspecific hybridization of milkweed, landing them the cover of the July issue of HortScience. By Leslie Matos | Published: 7/29/2021
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So Easy To Preserve Book (6th Edition)

Available to purchase in our office

$20

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! 


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