UGA Extension Office


Dawson County is host to a very diverse array of natural interests. Dawson is home to Springer Mountain which is the originating point of the Appalachian Trail, Amicalola Falls State Park and Lake Lanier. Dawson is also host to a motor sports park, moonshine distillery and some say birthplace of NASCAR. Our agribusiness is as diverse; fishing, hunting, sporting clays, pumpkin farms, corn maze and Farmers Market.


Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

General Information:

298 Academy Avenue

Dawsonville, GA 30534


Mailing address:

P.O. Box 128

Dawsonville, GA 30534


(706) 265-2442

(706) 265-8199 fax 

Rabies clinic

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North Georgia Vinyards Blog

  • March 14th Vineyard Workshop
  • Posted by on Feb 13, 2017
  • UGA Extension will be hosting a vineyard workshop on Tuesday, March 14th from 9:00am until 4:00pm. The event will be held at two locations: Kaya Vineyard & Winery (5400 Town Creek Road Dahlonega, Ga 30533) Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery (439 Vineyard Way, Dahlonega, GA 30533) The morning session will...
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  • Wine Grape Sour Rot Management During Pre-Harvest and Harvest
  • Posted by on Aug 17, 2016
  • We are observing some sour rot again this year.  I talked to Megan Hall from Cornell, and she indicates that a combination of an insecticide for Drosophila species (fruit fly) management and a material such as Oxidate for bacteria and yeast management will help to substantially reduce sour rot development. ...
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  • Downy Mildew Confirmed on Grape Clusters
  • Posted by on May 31, 2016
  • Downy mildew has been confirmed on grape clusters at the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center test plot in Blairsville. This indicates that mildew is infecting earlier this year, as previously indicated by the earlier leaf infections.  Disease incidence may be related to cooler spring temperatures.  Rainfall has not been...
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