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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.

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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

ATTENTION:

We are working remotely at this time, but we are able to assist you as needed. For 4-H or administrative issues, please contact Ashley Harman, 4-H Agent and County Extension Coordinator at 706-302-9097.  For agriculture-related issues, contact our Ag Agent, Ryan Brown at 615-574-8799. Texts or calls are acceptable. 

We have soil and water sample bags in a box outside of the door, with instructions posted. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us should you need our assistance. 


  • Meriwether County Covered Bridge
    Meriwether County Covered Bridge
  • The Little White House
    The Little White House
Extension News
  • Summer food safety Summer food safety Food safety is as important when grilling and serving food outdoors as it is in the kitchen. By Elizabeth L. Andress | Published: 7/2/2020
  • VITA 2020 VITA 2020 UGA students use tax preparation classroom experience to help Georgians. By Cal Powell | Published: 7/1/2020
  • Blueberry Fungus Blueberry Fungus Some of the most popular blueberry varieties for Georgia are known to be highly susceptible to "mummy berry" disease. By Paul Pugliese | Published: 6/30/2020
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Upcoming Events
  • Jul 7 From The Mountains to The Sea: Summer Series Tuesdays on Tybee The Incredible Squid Check the 4-H Center's Facebook page at 3:00pm on each date to tune in to the scheduled program. - (100.0 Miles)
  • Jul 8 - Jul 9 (Virtual) Food Product Development Contest 4-H Event Athens, GA - (100.0 Miles)
  • Jul 8 Green Thumb Virtual Lectures: Getting Along with Garden Bugs This month, the lecture will take place online using Zoom. Anyone is welcome to attend. This class is a part of Athens-Clarke County Extension's Green Thumb Lectures, our 2020 free monthly gardening class series. It will include an informative presentation on topics including insect ID, biology, behavior, the importance and value of some insects vs. the danger and destruction of others, and tips for insect control. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Bogart, GA - (93.0 Miles)
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Meriwether County Extension Office

Our mission is to extend life long learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

The Meriwether County Extension office offers residents many Agricultural Services including but not limited to soil and water analysis along with in person consultations with our Ag Agent, educational publications and information on a wide array of homeowner, farmer and consumer topics. Free publications are available at our office or online. Through Meriwether County Extension we also have the 4-H youth development program in which students ages 9-19 can participate in numerous 4-H activities. Our 4-H Agent provides in school club meetings monthly.

Meriwether County is located in West Central Georgia. The county seat is in Greenville, Ga. The county is rich in history and culture offering many places to visit. The county offers many areas suitable for business activities. Meriwether County is home to the Little White House, National Fish Hatchery, and many other tourist and historical attractions.

Office Hours         

Our office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. We are located at 1250 Terrell, Street, Greenville, GA 3022. Come by and visit us today.

Our office observes the UGA Holiday schedule.


Meriwether County Georgia Official Government Website

Visit Meriwether County's website to find out what's going on in your community.


Extension Publications
  • 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.
  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
  • 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.
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