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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
  • International ADS Partnership International ADS Partnership UGA animal and dairy science class forms new collaboration with animal science institute in China. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 9/17/2020
  • Milkweed Pests Milkweed Pests Milkweed can attract insects that are not so welcome. By Becky Griffin | Published: 9/17/2020
  • Meat Processing Safety Meat Processing Safety The project aims to verify the effectiveness of many of the approved cleaners and sanitizers for inactivating SARS-CoV-2 during plant processing and sanitation operations. By Maria M. Lameiras, Joe Montgomery | Published: 9/16/2020
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Upcoming Events
  • Sep 1 - Oct 31 Fall Fruit Plant Fundraiser Pike County Extension is hosting a second annual Fall Fruit Plant Fundraiser to support agriculture and natural resources programming in Pike County. All orders must be received by October 30, 2020 and picked up at the Pike County Extension office on November 10, 2020 between 4:00-6:00 pm. Plants for sale include: blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, muscadines, figs, plums, and Japanese persimmons. For pricing and cultivar selections please contact the Pike County Extension office at 770.567.2010 or email brooklyne.wassel@uga.edu
    • Zebulon, GA - (25.0 Miles)
  • Sep 19 - Sep 20 State Forestry Field Day Contest 4-H Event
    • Eatonton, GA - (83.0 Miles)
  • Sep 21 - Sep 26 Virtual Invitational Sheep and Goat Skill-A-Thon Put your sheep and goat knowledge to the test! The Virtual Invitational Sheep & Goat Skill-A-Thon is open to everyone of all ages (adults too!)! The Skill-A-Thon will consist of four components: multiple choice questions, picture ID stations, judging, and a situation response. This is a FREE contest! The registration deadline is midnight on September 17th. The Skill-A-Thon will be open from September 21-26th and can be taken at anytime. We just have one question for you...are EWE ready?!
    • Virtual Event
    • Eatonton, GA - (48.0 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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