Agriculture & Natural Resources
Family and Consumer Sciences
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.
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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Forsyth County Extension News
See details for all upcoming Agriculture and Natural Resources classes and events here.
Pond Management Workshop
On September 1, 2015, Cherokee County Extension is hosting a Pond Management Workshop with UGA Aquaculturist Dr. Gary Burtle. Spend the evening learning about
The workshop is designed for pond owners, managers, and people interested in fishing and resource management. Pesticide applicator CEUs: 2 credits in Cat. 26 - Aquatic and/or 1 credit in Cat. 10 - Private Applicator
When: Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 6-9 p.m.
Where: 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton
Cost: $15 per person
Registration deadline: August 26
More info: 770-721-7803
Forsyth County Extension is hosting a hay contest. Hay producers in Forsyth, Fulton, and Cherokee counties are eligible to enter. Hay samples will be simultaneously entered in the Southeastern Hay Contest.
Hay samples for lab analysis, hay grab bag for display, entry form and fee must be received in the Forsyth County Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2015.
The canning contest will take at the Cumming Country Fair and Festival October 8th-18th. Please click here for entry form.
Gardening Safety Class
When: September 30, 2015, 7-8 p.m.
Where: Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road, Cumming GA
2016 Master Gardener training program applications now available!
Starting a New Food Business
UGA's Food Science Extension Outreach Service is offering a 2-day training on starting a new food business in Georgia. Presenters from UGA Food Science & Technology, UGA Extension faculty, FDA, Georgia Department of Agriculture, and the Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center will answer your questions and address your concerns on numerous food product development and marketing issues.
When: October 6-7, 2015
Where: UGA campus in Griffin, GA
Cost: $150 per person
Registration deadline: Sept. 10, 2015
Green Industry Update
On October 7, 2015 Forsyth County Extension is offering a Green Industry Update for landscape professionals. Topics covered:
Pesticide applicator recertification credits are available:
2 CEUs in categories 21, 24, & 27
1 CEU for Private Applicators
3.25 CEUs for ISA Certified Arborists
3 GCLP CEUs
When: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 from 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Where: Central Park Recreation Center, 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming
Cost: $15 per person
Registration deadline: Sept. 30, 2015
More info: 770-887-2418
Master Gardener Training
Forsyth County Extension 2013 ANNUAL REPORT
Read about some of our important programs and accomplishments from the past year.
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 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.