UGA Extension

Your Trusted, Local Source

UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 to bring research-based agricultural information to the people of Georgia. County agents and specialists throughout the state share information on issues like water quality, profitability in agribusiness, family wellness and life skills.

County agents provide soil and water test kits and instruction, advice on safe pesticide use, publications, computer programs and lessons in consumer skills to improve Georgians' quality of life. They are the local experts in food safety, proper eating habits, child safety and parenting.

UGA Extension coordinates 4-H, Georgia's largest youth program. Each year, almost 200,000 young Georgians participate in community projects, summer camps and conferences on today's issues while having fun and learning to work together. The leadership skills and values they learn in 4-H last a lifetime.

UGA Extension reaches more than 2.6 million Georgians through education programs each year. Millions more rely on UGA Extension's publications, educational news articles and public television programming for advice and information.


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Departmental Extension Programs

UGA Extension faculty and specialists develop educational programs and produce practical, science-based information for agricultural agents, farmers and the general public across the state, nation and world. Learn more about our departmental Extension programs:

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Did you know?

Every state tax dollar invested in UGA Extension returns $5 to Georgia counties, saving taxpayers money in the long run.

Laura Perry Johnson
Laura Perry Johnson Associate Dean for Extension
Office of the Associate Dean for Extension

Office of the Associate Dean for Extension

Conner Hall, Room 111
147 Cedar Street
Athens, GA 30602


Phone: (706) 542-3824

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