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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.

COVID-19 Resources

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

  • Meriwether County Covered Bridge
    Meriwether County Covered Bridge
  • The Little White House
    The Little White House
  • Tree Sex Tree Sex When planting trees, not appreciating different tree genders can lead to many unwanted problems. By Kim Coder | Published: 10/19/2021
  • 2021 D.W. Brooks Lecture 2021 D.W. Brooks Lecture The 2021 D.W. Brooks Lecture and Awards will honor this year's award winners and feature a talk by the UN FAO's first chief scientist, Ismahane Elouafi. By Leslie Matos | Published: 10/14/2021
  • HFIM and Georgia Center HFIM and Georgia Center Students in UGA's hospitality and food industry management degree program in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences get hands-on experience interning at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. By Émilie Gille | Published: 10/14/2021
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Upcoming Events
  • Oct 19 - Oct 20 Produce Safety Alliance Virtual Grower Training The course will include remote delivery over two days. Each day, trainers will spend approximately four hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven modules: · Introduction to produce safety · Worker health and hygiene · Soil amendments · Wildlife, domesticated animals and land use · Agricultural water (production and postharvest water) · Postharvest handling and sanitation · How to develop a farm food safety plan
    • Virtual Event
  • Oct 19 UGA Extension Master Small Ruminant Series: Class 3 -Reproduction and Kidding This six session intensive series will involve lecture sessions on basic production schedules, reproduction, lambing and kidding, forage management, predator control, marketing, parasite management. In addition to the lecture sessions there will be one Saturday session where participants can handle sheep and goats in a safe environment so that they may learn hands-on low-stress handling techniques, hoof trimming, body condition scoring, record health data points, and practices FAMACHA scoring and obtain their certification. Class One - October 12, 2021 Topics: Forage Management and Grazing Systems Class Two - October 14, 2021 Topics: Herd Health Class Three - October 19, 2021 Topics: Reproduction and Kidding Class Four - October 21, 2021 Topics: Insect Management and Predator Management Class Five - October 26, 2021 Topics: Parasite Management and Fecal Egg Count Class Six - October 28, 2021 Topics: Marketing, Selling Locally, and Processing Hands-on Field Day – October 30, 2021
    • Thomaston, GA - (26.0 Miles)
  • Oct 19 So You Want To Be A Farmer? Are you a young, new, or beginning farmer? Did you recently purchase or inherit property and want to start producing your own plant and animal products? Are you not quite sure where to start (but those cute lambs and calves have you wanting to dive in head-first)? Join us on Tuesdays this fall (August 3rd through October 19th) for a 12 week series titled "So You Want To Be A Farmer"! This program has 3 main goals: 1) Establish your operation as a functional, profitable business (or, if selling/profit is not your goal, help you to manage your production expenses) 2) Provide 10,000 foot view on what it takes to manage different commodities to help you decide what to produce 3) Provide market outlooks and financial information on the startup expenses, potential income, and long-term outlook on different products.
    • Virtual Event
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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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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