UGA Extension Office


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Update: All Extension face-to-face programming and events have been canceled or postponed through April 24. For now, our local County Extension Offices are closed to the public. Read the full announcement.

While it is not at all "business as usual," we want to assure you UGA Extension is committed to doing all we can to be a part of the solution in this unique situation. UGA Extension offers resources on sanitizing your home, hand washing, emergency food supplies, and keeping farm operations running.

COVID-19 Resources

As a precautionary measure in the interest of public safety, the Pickens County Extension Office will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, April 24, 2020. The public will not be able to enter the Extension Office building during this time. Our staff will continue to serve the citizens by utilizing alternate forms of communication during this period.
If you need a water test, soil sample, or camp registration please call 706-253-8840 or email at and we will execute a procedure to pick up with minimal contact.
Thank you for your understanding.

Pickens County Extension Office


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.

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  • Solar Workshop Solar Workshop A new workshop will help Georgia landowners navigate solar energy options. By Chad Cain | Published: 3/3/2020
  • Emergency Food Emergency Food UGA Extension recommends families keep at least a three-day emergency food supply on hand. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 3/11/2020
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