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What is UGA Extension?

A partnership of the University of Georgia, the U. S. Department of Agriculture and counties of the state cooperating. UGA Extension is on the forefront of food safety, technology, research, and education; keeping Georgia’s economy strong and making life better for Georgians. Learn more about Extension.

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

- Family and Economic Well-Being
- Conservation and Management of Natural Resources
- Agriculture Programming and Research Opportunities
- Improving Nutrition, Diet and Health
- Water Quality
- Youth Leadership
- 4-H Youth Development Program
- Service Learning / Citizenship


Mission

To extend lifelong learning from The University of Georgia to the everyday lives of Georgians through current, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.


  • Joro Watch Initiative Joro Watch Initiative According to a team of University of Georgia experts collecting data about the spiders through the newly formed Joro Watch initiative, it’s best to put down the stick (for now) and pick up a camera. By Jordan Powers | Published: 9/26/2022
  • World Water Week World Water Week By designing an efficient landscape and fertilizer plan, you can save on maintenance costs while protecting water quality in your community.  By Martin Wunderly | Published: 8/24/2022
  • Weather extremes Weather extremes While there is a lot of year-to-year variability in temperature, Georgia is getting warmer along with the rest of the globe, primarily caused by the addition of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. By Pam Knox | Published: 8/10/2022
  • Bean Genes Bean Genes UGA researchers will delve into the genome of native tepary bean to address climate-related challenges facing common bean production. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 8/8/2022
  • Stress and Immunity Stress and Immunity Study monitors immune function in newly hatched bluebirds to determine impact of stress on immune system development. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 8/2/2022
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