UGA Extension Office


Fulton County

Fulton County is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. According to the 2010 U.S. census, Fulton has the largest population of any Georgia county. The county spans more than 70 miles from the southern end to the northern end. It is located in the Georgia Piedmont near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The UGA Extension has served Fulton County residents since 1914, when farm fields covered much of the metro area. Over the last century, programs have expanded to include urban gardening, sustainable landscapes, family and consumer sciences, and youth leadership.

The mission of the Fulton County Cooperative Extension Service is to respond to citizens' needs and interest in agriculture and natural resources, families, 4-H and youth through education and information.

The Fulton County Cooperative Extension Service, backed by the resources of Fulton County and the University of Georgia, provides educational programs, information, and actual assistance to citizens of the County. Education and information is also provided to citizens by telephone consultation, site visits, newsletters, news articles, radio and collaboration with other community agencies. Publications and lab services are other delivery methods for education and information to citizens.


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

Extension News

  • Post Valentine's Day
  • Published 2/15/2017 by Keishon Thomas
  • Invest time in your relationships all year long, not just on designated days.
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Extension News

  • Pesticide Training Changes
  • Published 4/3/2017 by Merritt Melancon
  • UGA Extension launches new system to help farmers, pesticide applicators with training for licensure
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  • Fire Ant Treatments
  • Published 3/9/2017 by Merritt Melancon
  • Fire ants won't go away on their own; treat for them now and reclaim the backyard before summer.
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  • Fight the Flu
  • Published 3/15/2017 by Keishon Thomas
  • Fight the flu with frequent hand washing and by cleaning and sanitizing.
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Extension News

  • Lady's Slipper Orchids
  • Published 4/20/2017 by Norman Winter
  • With five genera and thousands of hybrids to choose from, there's a lady's slipper orchid for everyone.
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  • Huge Blooms
  • Published 4/13/2017 by Norman Winter
  • A gift from China, hibiscus come in hundreds of varieties and most colors.
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  • Thinning Pines
  • Published 4/11/2017 by Michael Anthony Foster
  • Decreasing the number of pine trees helps the remaining trees grow faster.
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