What Extension Can Do for You

  • Soil Sampling
  • Water Testing
  • Plant Tissue Diagnosis
  • Green Industry Training
  • Homeowner Horticulture Classes
  • Agricultural Trials
  • Site Visits to homes and farms
  • Plant and Insect identification
  • Publications on a variety of topics
  • Chemical Recommendations
  • Activities for 4-H and Youth Development
  • Canning and Preserving Information
  • Healthy Eating Education
  • Child Care Training
  • Pressure Cooker Testing

To learn more about any of these services, use the sidebar to navigate through our program areas.  Call 478-987-2028 with questions.

Extension News

  • New Additions
  • Published 8/25/2016 by Robert Westerfield
  • Inventory your landscape and install new plant selections accordingly.
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  • Lightning Strikes
  • Published 8/25/2016 by Clint Thompson
  • Georgia producers should be wary of lightning strikes when working in fields.
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  • White Mold Disease
  • Published 8/25/2016 by Clint Thompson
  • UGA Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait stresses there is still time to treat for white mold disease.
  • Read More

Classes for Homeowners

Master Gardeners have a wealth of information to share with homeowners and they are doing just that in our Gardening with the Masters class series. Our Spring Series was a great success, so we're offering a Fall Series beginning August 30 with the first class, "Tending Your Landscape in the Fall."  Featuring a panel of a dozen Master Gardeners, the class will focus on rescuing and renewing your landscape during the fall and winter months.  Attendees will participate in discussions that may change their approach to lawn care, pruning, frost protection, caring for bird friends, planting, and much more.  This will be an interactive class that encourages new practices in the home landscape.

Classes will be held in the Extension Office Multipurpose Room from 6-8 PM.  Cost of the class is $10 per person. Registration forms are available at the Houston Extension Office at 801 Main Street, Perry, or by emailing  mg@uga.edu.  To register with a credit card, call 478-987-2028.  Deadline is Wednesday, August 24.

Upcoming classes:

 September 22-Composting for Your Garden       

 October 18-Building Raised Beds and Cold Frames

 November 15-So You Want a Greenhouse . . . .