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UGA Extension Office


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.

  • Firefly Season Firefly Season Georgia is home to more than 50 species of fireflies — or lightning bugs — and you can help protect these insects by understanding their lifecycle and habitat needs. By Becky Griffin, Jason Schmidt | Published: 5/17/2022
  • KPI-ADS Partnership KPI-ADS Partnership Kelly Products Inc. has launched a new initiative with CAES to combine leading-edge technology with the expertise of UGA’s Department of Animal and Dairy Science. By Maria M. Lameiras, Jordan Powers | Published: 4/12/2022
  • Cleantech Symposium Cleantech Symposium April 20 symposium focuses on two key areas of sustainability research and entrepreneurship: water management and water conservation, and biodiversity and sustainable agriculture. By Jordan Powers | Published: 3/24/2022
  • Growing Season Outlook Growing Season Outlook Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center (CPC) released their latest three-month climate outlook for the United States. By Pam Knox | Published: 2/23/2022
  • Winter Weather Winter Weather Unpredictable temperatures, alongside moisture and frost, may have had a direct impact on plant survival, as plants’ ability to thrive or perish is ultimately determined by the weather. By Avery Newmark | Published: 2/15/2022
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