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The Laurens County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education. We are dedicated to helping people in our community find answers to questions related to the following areas:

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Upcoming Events


  • Dec 13-Dec 14
  • Tifton, GA
  • Agents from all program areas will participate in the 3rd annual SW District Applied Research and Demonstration Symposium.
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Extension Publications


    • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016)
    • Published 11/7/2016
    • Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
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    • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987)
    • Published 9/19/2016
    • This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
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    • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943)
    • Published 5/25/2016
    • The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
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Extension News


  • Brassicas in Beds
  • Published 12/1/2016 by Norman Winter
  • Flowering kale, cabbage and collards can add wow factor to flower beds.
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  • Fire Crew Help
  • Published 12/1/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • When U.S. Forest Service fire crews arrived in Rabun County, Georgia 4-H was ready to help.
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  • Ag Forecast 2017
  • Published 11/30/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • UGA's Ag Forecast heads to Macon, Marietta, Carrollton, Tifton, Bainbridge, Lyons, Waynesboro and Athens in January 2017
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