UGA Extension Office


Cooperative Extension is an outreach branch of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Family and Consumer Sciences and Georgia 4-H.  Our office serves the residents of Gordon County with unbiased, research-based education in the areas of agriculture, natural resources, family development, housing/home environment, and youth development.


Extension News

  • Flavor of Georgia 2017
  • Published 3/22/2017 by Merritt Melancon
  • Chamblee food entrepreneurs wow judges with naturally sweet, creamy pecan butter.
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  • Georgia Corn Crop
  • Published 3/21/2017 by Julia Rodriguez
  • UGA Extension estimates Georgia's corn acreage to be between 330,000 and 340,000 acres.
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  • Peanut Crop
  • Published 3/21/2017 by Julia Rodriguez
  • Some of Georgia's peanut crop estimated to be produced under shortened rotations.
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  • Pecan Course
  • Published 3/21/2017 by Julia Rodriguez
  • UGA Extension offering day-long training for farmers looking to start planting pecan trees.
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  • Cotton Equipment Donation
  • Published 2/14/2017 by Clint Thompson
  • Funston Gin provided UGA's C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park with a module builder and boll buggy to help with cotton harvest.
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  • Drift complaints
  • Published 3/14/2017 by Clint Thompson
  • Decline in pesticide drift complaints show that Extension trainings have been successful.
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  • Dogwood Genetics
  • Published 3/16/2017 by James Hataway
  • Researchers looking for public help to map the genome of spring-flowering dogwood trees
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  • Drift Roses
  • Published 3/16/2017 by Norman Winter
  • Drift roses: from the same folks who brought gardeners Knock Out roses.
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Upcoming Events

  • Mar 28
  • 9:00 AM | Ellijay, GA
  • The Food Talk class is actually taught in six sessions. Learn how to cook healthy on a budget, the importance of fruits and vegetables, and about preventing foodborne illness. A healthy recipe will be prepared for tasting and a gift will be given away at each class. Contact Becca Pritchett for more information and to pre-register for classes/sessions.
  • Apr 18
  • 8:00 AM | Calhoun, GA
  • Egg Candling Class for Northwest Georgia on April 18, 2017 at the Gordon County Ag Center in Calhoun, GA: 1282 HWY 53 SPUR, SW CALHOUN, GA 30701. CLASS TIMES: 8 AM, 12PM, AND 2 PM (TOTAL: 16 PEOPLE PER CLASS ) *** PLEASE CALL 770-535-5955 TO Register for this class. When you call, be prepared to provide: 1. Name of each person who would like to complete the training. 2. Mailing address for each registrant 3. Email address for each registrant 4. Class time you would like to attend. ***Study Information will be e-mailed after you sign up for the class.
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