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.


Be sure to check out the Family and Consumer Sciences page for information on an upcoming Lunch and Learn! 

Extension News

  • Dryland Peanuts
  • Published 7/21/2016 by Clint Thompson
  • UGA Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort cautions farmers about applying treatments to dryland crop during drought.
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  • Peach Research
  • Published 7/21/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
  • UGA researchers breed consumers' likes into future peach varieties.
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  • Beginning Farmers Training
  • Published 7/21/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • Low-cost farm business, small-fruit production and small ruminant training offered this fall across Georgia.
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  • Braman Promotion
  • Published 7/21/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
  • Entomologist promoted to department head of UGA's ag school.
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  • Lead Testing
  • Published 7/20/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • UGA Extension helps ease families' concerns with home tap water testing.
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  • Chinch Bugs
  • Published 7/20/2016 by Clint Thompson
  • Dry conditions statewide lead to chinch bugs becoming a problem for Georgia homeowners.
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  • Forage Sorghum
  • Published 7/14/2016 by Clint Thompson
  • While corn silage is greatly dependent on water to produce crop, forage sorghum requires much less.
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  • Watermelon Production
  • Published 7/14/2016 by Clint Thompson
  • Low prices for peanuts, cotton and corn means watermelon acreage is expected to increase this year.
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Upcoming Events

  • Jul 23
  • 8:00 AM | Cleveland, GA
  • July 23, 2016. FITA 25M and 3-D (20 targets) tournament; compound tournament for prizes, but all archers welcome. Adults & youth, concessions available. $15 per shooter or $25 for both events. 10 ends of three arrows. The White County 4-H Archery Range is located at 1853 Asbestos Rd., Cleveland, GA. FITA pre-registration REQUIRED: go to https://goo.gl/JB9piI. Deadline for pre-registration: July 15, 2016. Flight time schedules are on attached flyer. All proceeds to benefit White County 4-H Archery Team.
  • Jul 26
  • 6:00 PM | Cartersville, GA
  • Come learn about canning basics including water baths, following a recipe, how to utilize canning equipment, and much more. All materials are provided. The cost to attend the class is $10.00
  • Jul 27
  • 8:00 AM | Rock Spring, GA
  • Class will be conducted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Four classes will be offered on a first come first serve basis. Once the classes are full, all interested participants will be added to a waiting list for the next class offered. Class times are 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm. Please call (770) 535-5955 to schedule this class. When you call you will need the name of each person who would like to attend, mailing address of each person, email address of each person, and class time you would like to attend. Study information will be emailed after you sign up for the class.
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