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We have returned to our renovated office at 530 West Memorial Drive, Dallas, GA.  Come see us there!  


Paulding County UGA Extension links the resources of the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and Paulding County to provide educational programs, information, and assistance to citizens. Paulding County UGA Extension helps citizens by addressing the following initiatives:

  • Conservation and Management of Natural Resources
  • Agriculture Programming and Research Opportunities
  • Landscaping and Gardening
  • Water Quality
  • Youth Leadership
  • 4-H Youth Development Program
  • Service Learning / Citizenship
  • Family and Economic Well-Being

Upcoming Events
Jan 2 - Mar 27 Paulding County Master Gardener Applications Available Dallas, GA Paulding County Extension is accepting applications for new Master Gardener Extension Volunteers for the 2020 training class The purpose of the Georgia Master Gardener® Extension Volunteer program is to assist UGA Extension by training volunteers to provide current horticultural information through community service and educational gardening projects using applied research and the resources of the University of Georgia. Application Deadline: March 27 2020 Applicant Selection by: May 1, 2020 2020 Class Schedule: June 1-June 26, Monday/Wednesday/Friday Classes from 9am - 3pm Training Location: Paulding County/Bartow County/Cherokee County/Pickens County If selected: Program fee is $200 due by May 15, 2020 Applications are now available at our office and on our webpage, www.ugaextension.org/paulding and will be accepted until 5:00pm on March 27, 2020.
Jan 22 Seed Starting with Paulding County Master Gardeners Dallas, GA Master Gardener, John Shipley, will share tips for successful seed starting, John has tended the Master Gardener Vegetable Garden that has donated more than 15,000 pounds of produce over the years to our local food bank, Helping Hands. Learning how to start your plants from seeds and grow your vegetable garden more economically is a great way to increase your intake of healthy foods on a budget. The Event is free but registration is required.
Feb 5 Jr./Sr. Camp Registration Begins Dallas, GA Registration for Jr./Sr. specialty camps begin February 5th, 2020 at 8am. The first day of registration (2/5), students can only be registered in the office. Any remaining spots can be reserved over the phone in the following days. There is a $100 non-refundable deposit due at registration and the remaining balance is due by April 20, 2020. Check, money orders, and credit card (Visa/Master Card) a re accepted. Registrations can be mailed or over the phone starting Feb. 6th. Our office hours are M-F 8am-12pm and 1-5pm. Camps that open for registration on this date are: Junior Camp (7th-8th grade) Marine Resource Camp (6th-8th grade) Wilderness Challenge Camp (6th-8th grade) Senior Camp (High School) Senior Extreme Camp (High School)
Feb 10 Cloverleaf Camp Registration Begins Dallas, GA Cloverleaf Camp is open to all 5th and 6th grade 4-Hers. It will take place at Rock Eagle 4-H Center from June 15-19, 2020. The cost is $380 and includes transportation, lodging, meals, activities, and a t-shirt. On the first day of registration (Feb. 10) registration will be walk-in only. After Feb. 10th students can be registered over the phone. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due the day of registration, and the remaining $280 is due by April 20th. Cash, Visa/Master Card, checks, and money order are accepted. Please make checks payable to Paulding County 4-H. Partial scholarships are available on a limited basis. Email paulding4h@uga.edu for a scholarship application. These will be due on February 10th when registration begins. Our office is closed every day from 12-1pm for lunch. Camp spots are limited!
Mar 13 Journeyman Farmer's Certificate Program Carrollton, GA UGA Extension in Carroll, Haralson, & Paulding Counties are hosting the Journeyman Farmer program that provides a comprehensive training for beginning farmers. The program requires a three-step training: Step 1 - Small Farm Business Planning Friday, March 13, 2020 (9 AM– 5 PM) Carroll County Ag Center Step 2 – Small Fruit & Vegetable Production 4 -Week training, Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. March 17, 24, & 31, and April 7 Step 3 - Hands-on Production
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Extension News
  • Covington 4-H'er Honored Covington 4-H'er Honored Lavendar Harris creates programs to share STEM with younger 4-H'ers. By Cristina deRevere | Published: 1/17/2020
  • Tomato Ancestry Tomato Ancestry Today's tomatoes are the result of two seperate domestication events. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 1/8/2020
  • Wintergreen 2020 Wintergreen 2020 Wintergreen Horticultural Trade Show and Conference will be held Jan. 21-23. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 1/11/2020
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Extension Publications
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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