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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 6
  • 8:00 AM | Dallas, GA
  • Registration for Cloverleaf Summer Camp for 5th and 6th graders begins February 6th, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Registration is in person, at the Paulding 4-H office, located at 530 West Memorial Drive Dallas, GA. Space is limited and is filled on a first come, first served basis.
  • Feb 7
  • 8:00 AM | Dallas, GA
  • Camp registration for 7th and 8th graders attending Junior 4-H Camp begins February 7th, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Registration takes place, in person, at the Paulding County 4-H office. Camp space is limited and is filled on a first come, first served basis.
  • 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)
  • Mar 22
  • 4:45 PM | Dallas, GA
  • Is becoming a Master Gardener Extension Volunteer for you? Ask yourself these questions: Do I want to learn more about plants, growing things, and gardening? Am I eager to participate in a practical and intensive training program? Do I look forward to sharing my knowledge with people in my community? Do I have enough time to attend the training & complete my volunteer work? The next training class is scheduled for June 2 through June 28, 2017. To Apply: Download application online Or, contact us at 770-443-7616 to request an application by mail. Application Deadline: 5 pm, March 22, 2017 Applicant Selection by: April 24, 2017 2017 Class Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, June 2-June 28, 2017, 9 am - 3 pm Training Location: North Metro Campus of Chattahoochee Technical College If selected: Program fee of $175 due by May 1, 2017
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Extension News


  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Published 1/20/2017 by Clint Thompson
  • UGA Extension research trials conclude that Georgia's warm temperatures work against Brussels sprouts production in Georgia.
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  • Fake Flowers
  • Published 1/19/2017 by Norman Winter
  • Primulas provide 12 to 14 weeks of unimaginable color that can't be matched.
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  • Piggy Bank Contest
  • Published 1/19/2017 by Casey Chastain
  • UGA Extension helping to train a new generation of savers through DIY piggy bank contest.
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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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  • 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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