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

  • Fake Flowers
  • Published 1/19/2017 by Norman Winter
  • Primulas provide 12 to 14 weeks of unimaginable color that can't be matched.
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  • Piggy Bank Contest
  • Published 1/19/2017 by Casey Chastain
  • UGA Extension helping to train a new generation of savers through DIY piggy bank contest.
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  • Winter Pruning
  • Published 1/19/2017 by Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon
  • Camelias, crape myrtles and tea olives all benefit from winter pruning.
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  • Coral Bells
  • Published 1/12/2017 by Norman Winter
  • Coral bells make for great companion plants like flowering kale, cabbage or mustard.
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  • EMV Chips
  • Published 12/22/2016 by Keishon Thomas
  • Online and telephone purchases are not protected by chip credit and debit cards.
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  • Poverty Simulations
  • Published 1/11/2017 by Kyle Dawson
  • UGA Cooperative Extension administers poverty simulations throughout Georgia.
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Upcoming Events

  • Jan 24
  • 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.
  • Feb 3
  • 8:30 AM | Canton, GA
  • Proper food safety practices help protect both consumers and producers of local food products. Join UGA Extension Agents Josh Fuder, Alexis Roberts, and Heather Kolich for a training that will equip growers and market managers with information and protocols to improve food safety on the farm and at the market. Registration fee ($5)includes information packet and certificate of completion. Space is limited, so please register now!
  • Feb 21
  • 3:30 PM | Cleveland, GA
  • Workshop geared towards helping homeowners and small orchard owners to learn how to graft their own apple trees. This course will teach participants apple grafting techniques by having hands on learning. Dr. David Lockwood from UT, Dr. Dario Chavez from UGA, and Mr. Ray Covington from Blairsville, Ga will be our main speakers. Participants will go home with 5 trees they grafted and a grafting knife.
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