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Forsyth County

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Family and Consumer Sciences


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UGA Extension has been teaching people how to grow food for over 100 years. We also support homeowners with information about lawn and landscape care, water conservation, gardening safety, pollinator protection, backyard chickens, and enjoying the natural world.


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Learning for Life is the motto of FACS; these programs arm consumers with research-based information for the many facets of your life, including food preservation, financial management, healthy eating habits and more.

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4-H is an educational program teaching leadership, citizenship, public speaking and practical life skills.
The goal is to make learning fun!

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Soil tests

Why do I need a soil test?

Water tests

How to test
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Radon test

Georgia Pest Management Handbook

USDA Interactive Plant Hardiness Zone Map

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See details for all upcoming Agriculture and Natural Resources classes and events here.

Educational Program Interest Survey

Please take this brief survey to help us plan horticulture, agriculture, and natural resource programs for 2016.

Your input matters to us! Thank you for completing the program interest survey.

Forsyth County Extension Canning Contest Winners

Please click here to view the Canning Contest winners.

2016 Master Gardener training program applications now available!

Information letter

Master Gardener training application

Master Gardener Training

The next Master Gardener Extension Volunteer training course is planned for January-March 2016. You can learn more about the program here.

Forsyth County Extension 2013 ANNUAL REPORT

Read about some of our important programs and accomplishments from the past year.


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Forsyth County Quick Stats


1100-1200 feet

Typical First Frost:

October 30

Typical Last Frost:

March 30

Chilling Hours

(Calculated from October 1 annually)

Average Annual: 1929

2015-2016: 0

2014-2015: 2088

2013-2014: 2219

2012-2013: 1918

2011-2012: 816


Average Annual: 50.3"

2015 as of Oct. 6: 45.01"

2014: 47.71 "

2013: 76.19"

2012: 41.91"

2011: 44.96"



Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development.

UGA Extension Forsyth County is part of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. We are also an educational resource for the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and the Forsyth County Board of Education.

UGA Extension Forsyth CountyUGA Extension offers educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap status.

Information can be accessed by way of phone calls, e-mail, classes, newsletters, this website, newspaper columns, and community alerts throughout the year.

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