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

  • Organic Gardening
  • Published 10/21/2016 by Timothy Daly
  • Organic gardening is more than just a growing method that reduces pesticides.
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  • Zika Virus Research
  • Published 10/20/2016 by Charlene Betourney
  • UGA research finds evidence in 'chick model' that Zika virus takes hold in the first trimester.
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  • Floral Beauty
  • Published 10/19/2016 by Norman Winter
  • Whether solid in color or multi-colored, zinnias are easy to grow and add breathtaking beauty to the garden.
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  • Hay Contest
  • Published 10/18/2016 by Clint Thompson
  • Announcement made during annual Sunbelt Ag Expo.
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  • New Turf Researcher
  • Published 10/18/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
  • Jespersen studies what stresses turfgrass while adjusting to life on the UGA Griffin campus.
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  • Sunbelt 2016
  • Published 10/18/2016 by Clint Thompson
  • President Morehead visits Expo for fourth straight year
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  • Foundation Plants
  • Published 10/17/2016 by Paul Pugliese
  • Before putting plants beside your home's foundation, follow these tips from UGA Extension.
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  • Wet soil
  • Published 10/13/2016 by Frank Watson
  • Rain from hurricane leaves Georgia fields, lawns waterlogged.
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Upcoming Events

  • Oct 25
  • 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.
  • Oct 31
  • 10:00 AM | Cumming, GA
  • Food Preservation Series - Drying - Class #5 An introduction to food preservation and learn how to dry fruit to make fruit leather. Put it Up is a series of hands on lessons that allow participants to explore and understand the science of safe food preservation.
  • Nov 1
  • 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.
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