UGA Extension Office

Our Impact

Making A Difference in Our County

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is working hard for its constituents. The following are examples of Extension’s impact in the county over the past year.

Agriculture and Natural Resources

2022 was an exceptional year for ANR programming in White County. With over 72 site visits and approximately 720 clients served, Extension continues with landowner needs. ANR Agent Nathan Eason has been steadily developing programs not only to elevate industry locally, but also regionally and nationally in some instances. Programs revolving around sweet corn production, backyard fruit and vegetable production, forage production, livestock marketing opportunities, youth 4-H gardening, and vineyard management are a few of the highlights. 

Nathan served as a principal investigator on a grant and received $560,000 in grant funding which will be allocated to farmers from White County and surrounding counties to assist in nutrient management and waterway protection. Vineyard production, pasture and hayland production, watershed management, and improving small farm production continue to be the focal points for Agricultural and Natural Resource programming in the county.


4-H Youth Development

With newly hired 4-H Agent Rachel Martin, we have had an exceptional year of attendance in all 4-H program areas. We have broken recent records in camp attendance, public speaking competitions, archery team statistics, and cooking programs. We had our best year in fundraising as all of our annual fundraising events have continued to grow. 

The office now has new transportation thanks to the county and community partners who helped make this happen! As you can tell, we are excited about the feedback and participation we have received in 2022 and look forward to carrying this momentum into 2023 and beyond. As always, we continue to look for opportunity to reach more youth in the county and to help grow these youth into productive and valued citizens.



Citizens of White County walk through the doors of the White County Extension Office and call in every day looking for assistance. Approximately 2,000 clientele were served in 2022 and over 300 water, soil, feed, and animal waste samples were submitted to UGA's labs for analysis;  these services saved White County citizens money and improved their overall quality of life.