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 Gardening with the Masters Class Series ends with So You Want a Greenhouse. The class will be offered on Tuesday evening, November 15th, from 6-8 PM in the Houston County Extension Office Multipurpose Room, 801 Main Street, Perry.

In this class you will hear from Master Gardeners who have experience owning a greenhouse. You will learn about the different types of greenhouses, the construction process, the benefits, and the care that must be given to heating, cooling, ventilation and watering. You can listen to owners of greenhouses tell you about their experiences, their mistakes, and their successes.

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  uge2153a@uga.edu  To register with a credit card, please call 478-987-2028.  The registration deadline is Wednesday, November 9th.


Becoming a Master  Gardener

The 2017 Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Training Class has been set for Thursdays, February 2-April 27, 9 AM-4 PM.  If you are considering becoming an Extension Volunteer, please email mg@uga.edu and ask for an application package.  These applications will be mailed the middle of October, and the deadline to apply is December 1. 

2017 Southwest Georgia Master Cattleman Program

When: January 17th-March 7th, 2017 *Every Tuesday evening of each week*

Where: Houston County Extension Office-801 Main St. Perry, GA

Time: 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m.

Registration Deadline: Pre-registration deadline is Janaury 10, 2017. Registration cost is $75 per person, and includes a noteboook of proceedings, nightly refreshments, and a steak dinner on the final night.

Speakers: Different speakers for each class.

Topics: Nutrition, external parasites, general herd health, forages, economics, replacement selection/culling, meats and beef quality assurance and The Georgia Cattlemen's Association.

How to Register: Please contact the Houston County Extension Office at 478-987-2028, or email uge2153a@uga.edu. Checks can be made payable to Houston County Extension/4-H. To pay with a credit card, please call the office. You will be emailed a copy of your receipt of registration and your original will be given to you when you attend the first meeting.


Extension News

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