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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


  • May 25
  • 10:00 AM | Dallas, GA
  • The public is welcome to join us for a program on Plant Propagation with Master Gardener Tommy Gordon.
  • May 31
  • 8:00 AM | Dallas, GA
  • Do you have a vegetable garden? Do you plan on putting in a garden? Are you interested in competing with others for recognition and earning a cash award while learning about good garden practices and improving your gardening results? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then accept our invitation and register for the Paulding County Fourth Annual Best Home Vegetable Garden Contest. In addition to bragging rights, 1st Place in each of four (4) categories earns $100.00. There are four categories, Youth Garden ages 6 – 18, and a garden with a minimum of 60 square feet, Small Adult Garden 200 – 1000 square feet, Medium Adult Garden 1001 – 3200 square feet, and Large Adult Garden 3,201 square feet or more. A $100 cash award and a plaque will be given to the First Place winner in each category You can find the Contest Guidelines and all of the information you need on our website.
  • Jun 7
  • 9:00 AM | Dallas, GA
  • Forestry Judging is progressive and each practice builds upon the last. June is the month when we learn and review trees, practice measurement technique and create study materials. Once June practices finish, we're really just practicing things we've already learned. If you have friends who are interested in joining the team, please invite them to the first practice, so they don't miss any of the important stuff! Our first practice will be on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 9 AM - 2 pm Some reminders about practice: • Bring a three ring binder for your manual. • Bring any flashcards you have from last year's meetings. • Wear tennis shoes. • Bring your lunch. • Bring water and sunscreen! (It's going to be HOT!) • Be on time!
  • Jun 14
  • 9:00 AM | Dallas, GA
  • Forestry Judging is progressive and each practice builds upon the last. June is the month when we learn and review trees, practice measurement technique and create study materials. Once June practices finish, we're really just practicing things we've already learned. Some reminders about practice: • Bring a three ring binder for your manual. • Bring any flashcards you have from last year's meetings. • Wear tennis shoes. • Bring your lunch. • Bring water and sunscreen! (It's going to be HOT!) • Be on time!
  • Jun 21
  • 9:00 AM | Dallas, GA
  • Forestry Judging is progressive and each practice builds upon the last. June is the month when we learn and review trees, practice measurement technique and create study materials. Once June practices finish, we're really just practicing things we've already learned. Some reminders about practice: • Bring a three ring binder for your manual. • Bring any flashcards you have from last year's meetings. • Wear tennis shoes. • Bring your lunch. • Bring water and sunscreen! (It's going to be HOT!) • Be on time!
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Extension News


  • Squash Struggles
  • Published 5/24/2017 by Sharon Dowdy
  • Best bet for squash-growing is to plant resistant varieties and take a break in the height of summer.
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  • AGL 2017-2019
  • Published 5/25/2017 by Merritt Melancon
  • Farmers, foresters and ag professionals selected for 2017-2019 class of AGL.
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  • 'Gold Doubloon'
  • Published 5/24/2017 by Norman Winter
  • Variety provides dazzling color with gold and green foliage.
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Extension Publications


  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016)
  • Published 3/28/2017
  • 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 3/27/2017
  • 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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