UGA Extension Office

Ask The County Agent


One of your greatest resources for assistance with ANR questions is your County Agent, Dr. Roger Gates.

Roger Gates started as Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent for Whitfield County in December 2017. He studied at South Dakota State University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before moving to northwest Georgia, he worked briefly as a Forage Researcher for LSU in south Louisiana, a Research Agronomist for USDA-ARS in Tifton, Georgia and as Rangeland Extension Specialist for SDSU in Rapid City.



Please see his latest “Growings On” articles every Wednesday in the Daily Citizen Newspaper shown below:

"Growings on: Beekeeping is equal parts science and art" - June 24, 2021

" Growings on: The importance of forage" - June 17, 2021

" Growings on: Tips on maintaining your garden after a trying spring weather-wise" - June 10, 2021

" Growings on: 'Bee' on the lookout for this invasive insect" - June 3, 2021


Frequently Asked Questions:

“Why are my flowers dying?”

“What’s wrong with my lawn?”

“How do I start an organic vegetable garden?”

“How do I submit a soil test?”

“How can I test my well water to see if it is safe to drink?”

Please contact Roger Gates at 706-278-8207 or email him at if you have similar questions or any other inquiries! He can find the answer for you!

Monthly Newsletters

July 2021 Pasture and Livestock NewsletterJuly 2021 Pasture and Livestock Newsletter
July 2021 Lawn and Garden NewsletterJuly 2021 Lawn and Garden Newsletter
UGA Forage Team NewsletterMarch 2021 UGA Forage Team Newsletter
Lawns in Georgia BulletinUGA Cooperative Extension Bulletin 1533-1

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