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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 23
  • 8:00 AM | Acworth, GA
  • Extension is hosting the Fourth Annual Northwest Georgia Gardening Symposium at the North Metro Campus of Chattahoochee Tech in Acworth on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Geared toward experienced gardeners and professional landscapers it will include a variety of topics to prepare you for the coming spring gardening season. Hear from experts on choosing the best plants for your landscape, adaptive gardening, landscape irrigation, urban forest insect pests, water efficient landscapes and more! Landscape supply vendors will be on site to share their expertise during the networking lunch. • 3 Hours Pesticide Recertification Credit for Category 24, Ornamental and Turf • 2 Hours Pesticide Recertification Credit for Category 31, Public Health • 1 Hour Pesticide Recertification Credit for Private Applicators and Category 23, Forestry • 5 CEUs for ISA Arborist (A) and Municipal (M)
  • 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.
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Extension News


  • Flavor of Georgia 2017
  • Published 2/22/2017 by Merritt Melancon
  • Entrepreneurs from all corners of the state selected to compete in the University of Georgia's Flavor of Georgia contest.
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  • Watermelon Crop
  • Published 2/21/2017 by Clint Thompson
  • An estimated 20,000 acres of watermelons are produced every year in Georgia.
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  • Container herbs
  • Published 2/16/2017 by Norman Winter
  • Herbs can provide flavor to dishes and color, texture to container gardens.
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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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