UGA 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.

Extension News
  • Unwelcome Visitors Unwelcome Visitors UGA’s Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health is working to track — and eliminate — some 4,300 nonnative insects, plants and animals that are wreaking havoc on the environment and the economy. By Eric Rangus | Published: 12/26/2019
  • Radon Action Month Radon Action Month Resolve to make your home safer this January. By Sadie Lackey | Published: 12/30/2019
  • Environmental Economics Environmental Economics Hashida brings focus on natural resource economics and environmental decisions to UGA. By Chad Cain | Published: 12/13/2019
  • Rural Stress Rural Stress High suicide rate among Georgia farming, fishing and forestry occupational group, according to CDC report. By Clint Thompson | Published: 11/26/2019
  • Pecan Yields Down Pecan Yields Down Drought, hot temperatures had a negative impact on southwest Georgia pecan crop. By Maria Sellers | Published: 11/15/2019
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