UGA Extension Office


Lincoln County Extension Overview

The Lincoln County Extension is part of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. We are also an educational division of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and the Lincoln County School Board.


Vision Statement

Our vision is to provide empowering, impactful programming containing unbiased, research-based information to Lincoln County residents in the areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development, and Family and Consumer Sciences.


Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service since 1914 is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.


Areas of Emphasis

Lincoln County Extension has an esteemed reputation in our region and a history of collaboration. Working with local, state, and federal agencies allows our extension service to provide the most up-to-date, scientifically sound information to our residents. Lincoln County Extension is consistently looking for ways to build our reputation and collaborate in ways that are measurable and impactful in our county and beyond.

Lincoln County Extension is focused on and driven by the needs of our community. Our staff are engaged and active in Lincoln County organizations and are invested in the success of our programming. Lincoln County Extension develops programs, seminars, and events based on needs assessment research done in our county and driven by our residents. We welcome all ideas and opportunities to grow and expand our program offerings in ways that support the prosperity of the county.

Lincoln County Extension operates with integrity and persistence in our pursuit of excellence. We are transparent, communicative, and honest about our programs, efforts, and local impact. Lincoln County Extension actively follows Equal Opportunity/Civil Rights guidelines as set by UGA and the federal government and makes programs accessible to all residents. We are persistent in seeking ways to serve our community and provide appropriate opportunities and resources to our residents.


We do this by…

·         Providing technical support to agriculture producers and consumers.

·         Taking the lead to help Lincoln County citizens become healthier, more productive, financially independent and environmentally responsible.

·         Educating Lincoln County citizens with timely, accurate, comprehensive information.

·         Collaborating with local organizations to address issues facing communities, families and youth.

·         Earning a reputation for integrity and respecting all people.

·         Ensuring the Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan of UGA extension is followed and that volunteers and clientele understand Cooperative Extension offers educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or veteran status

Popular Extension Publications

  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
  • Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management (C 1042) Learn 10 strategies for better time management, including knowing how to spend your time, setting priorities, using planning tools, getting organized, scheduling, delegating, and avoiding procrastinating, wasting time, and multitasking.