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
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.
2023 DWB Lecture Edward Buckler, the keynote speaker for the 2023 D.W. Brooks Lecture, outlined threats and discussed research solutions to the agriculture industry's nitrogen problem.
Indoor Radon Exposure Radon is colorless, odorless, tasteless and is responsible for 21,000 cancer deaths each year in the U.S.
Growing Gas To address climate change, UGA researchers are working on promising pathways like bioenergy and bioproducts, forms of renewable energy and materials that could curb carbon emissions.
Exploration Camp Natural Resources Exploration Camp combined environmental education with traditional camp activities including canoeing, fishing, swimming and campfires.
Yellow-Legged Hornet While not a major public health risk for people or pets, the invasive hornet represents a serious threat to Georgia agriculture.