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

  • Winter Squash
  • Published 5/24/2017 by Sharon Dowdy
  • Winter squash are harvested when mature and can be kept in storage for months.
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  • Squash Struggles
  • Published 5/24/2017 by Sharon Dowdy
  • Best bet for squash-growing is to plant resistant varieties and take a break in the height of summer.
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  • Room to Grow
  • Published 5/18/2017 by Clint Waltz
  • Aerification helps turfgrass green-up, lets air and moisture get to root zone.
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  • Cotton Irrigation
  • Published 5/17/2017 by Julia Rodriguez
  • UGA Extension physiologist John Snider recommends farmers use sensor-based irrigation scheduling.
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  • New Food Trends
  • Published 5/15/2017 by Merritt Melancon
  • Locally sourced scone and muffin hybrid takes top prize at Georgia 4-H's 2017 Food Product Development Contest.
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  • 'Inferno' Coleus
  • Published 5/18/2017 by Norman Winter
  • Gardeners looking to add "wow" factor to their landscape should give 'Inferno' coleus a try.
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  • Layby Herbicide Program
  • Published 5/16/2017 by Julia Rodriguez
  • Layby equipment needed to effectively control weeds in corn that can get as high as 14 feet tall.
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  • Kudzu Bug Decline
  • Published 5/10/2017 by Clint Thompson
  • At their population peak, kudzu bugs devastated soybean production in Georgia.
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Upcoming Events

  • Jun 2-Jun 3
  • 8:00 AM | Lawrenceville, GA
  • The Journeyman Farmer Program offers comprehensive training for beginning farmers. The program involves three steps: Small Farm Business Training or AgAware, Small Fruit and Vegetable Production or Small Ruminant Production, and Hands-On internship/mentorship. This is the first step of the training offered in Gwinnett County and is open to all. Those who wish to apply for the Hands-On component must complete steps 1 and 2. The classes will be held in the Gwinnett County Extension office from 8am-1pm on June 2 and 3. Sign up by May 26th to guarantee your spot.
  • Jun 7
  • 9:30 AM | Ellijay, GA
  • Learn how to eat healthy without spending a lot of money, the value of having a grocery list, what it means to eat healthy foods, and portion control to prevent weight gain.
  • Jun 7
  • 1:30 PM | Ellijay, GA
  • Learn how to stretch your food dollars, the importance of paying bills on time, and how to keep track of your spending.
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