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.

Classes for Homeowners

The UGA Extension Houston County office is opening registration immediately for the second class in the Fall Gardening with the Masters series.  The class, Composting for Your Garden, will be offered on Thursday evening, September 22, from 6-8 PM in the Houston County Extension Office Multipurpose Room, 801 Main Street, Perry.

Led by Master Gardener Extension Volunteers, this class will introduce you to Black Gold and its benefits in your garden.  Participants will learn how to start a compost pile using the traditional recipe as well as different pile construction methods.  They will also be introduced to vermicomposting and how to make it manageable and practical.

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 Monday, September 19.

Upcoming classes:   

 October 18-Building Raised Beds and Cold Frames

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

Peanuts are Coming In!

The County ANR Agent has already been called out to some peanut fields to check the maturity to determine harvest time.  Peanuts can start being evaluated at 120 days after planting.  The Peanut Profile Board is used to check maturity.  Call the Extension Office for more information.

Extension News

  • To Overseed or Not?
  • Published 9/22/2016 by Robert Speir
  • Drivers search for fuel while farmers work to grow "fuel" for livestock.
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  • Save Seeds
  • Published 9/22/2016 by Joshua Fuder
  • By saving seeds, gardeners can save money and grow the same fruit their ancestors did.
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  • Perfect Companion
  • Published 9/22/2016 by Norman Winter
  • When added to combination plantings, 'Everillo' sedge is mesmerizing.
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