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Paulding County UGA Extension links the resources of the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and Paulding County to provide educational programs, information, and assistance to citizens. Paulding County UGA Extension helps citizens by addressing the following initiatives:

  • Conservation and Management of Natural Resources
  • Agriculture Programming and Research Opportunities
  • Landscaping and Gardening
  • Water Quality
  • Youth Leadership
  • 4-H Youth Development Program
  • Service Learning / Citizenship
  • Family and Economic Well-Being

Upcoming Events


  • Jan 10-Feb 28
  • 6:00 PM | Carrollton, GA
  • The Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program is a comprehensive training program for beginning and small farmers provided by UGA Cooperative Extension. This program is the second in the series and will address: Part 2- Small Ruminants Production Course ***Parts one through three must be completed in order and all parts of the program must be completed to obtain certification. Small Ruminant Production is a six week training developed by Fort Valley State University in partnership with UGA Extension. Topics include: goat and sheep breeds and selection, nutrition and body scoring, pasture management, predator control, health and diseases, reproduction and kidding/lambing, integrated parasite management, as well as meats and marketing. The training includes a session with live animals to practice body condition scoring, hoof trimming and checking for internal parasites.
  • Feb 27
  • 4:00 PM | Acworth, GA
  • Learn about Pruning, just in time for pruning season! Come learn about Pruning from an expert. County Extension Agent Mary Carol Sheffield will share some tips and tricks of the trade for successful pruning and will answer your questions.
  • Mar 2
  • 4:00 PM | Acworth, GA
  • Vegetable Gardening with Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Robbie Cheatham Come learn about Vegetable Gardening from an expert. Robbie will share some tips and tricks of the trade for successful vegetable gardening and will answer your questions.
  • Mar 18
  • 2:00 PM | Dallas, GA
  • Vegetable Gardening with Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Robbie Cheatham Come learn about Vegetable Gardening from an expert. Robbie will share some tips and tricks of the trade for successful vegetable gardening and will answer your questions.
  • Mar 20
  • 4:00 PM | Acworth, GA
  • Learn how you can grow vegetables hydroponically. March 20, Tuesday, 4:00 pm, Come learn about Tower Gardening from an expert. Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Kristine Huffman will share information on how to grow vegetables for gardeners with limited space or with the need for adaptive gardening strategies to help gardeners with limited mobility.
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Extension News


  • Journeyman Farmers
  • Published 2/23/2017 by James Carr
  • New farmers celebrate graduation from the Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program at the 20th Anniversary Georgia Organics Conference.
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  • Onion HOF
  • Published 2/22/2017 by Sharon Dowdy
  • Vidalia Onion Committee honors UGA scientist for his research on Georgia-grown sweet onions.
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  • Latest Tiny House
  • Published 2/23/2017 by Merritt Melancon
  • Georgia Organics, UGA team up again to provide safe, cozy housing to young Georgia farmers
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Extension Publications


  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016)
  • Published 12/21/2016
  • 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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  • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931)
  • Published 6/22/2016
  • Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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