Pickens County Extension Service
502 Stegall Drive ~ Jasper, GA 30143


Pickens County Extension Service

PHONE 706-253-8840

Pickens County Extension Service
Hours:

Monday - Friday 8 - 5,
closed for lunch each
day for an hour.
(usually between
Noon and 1 pm)


ugaextension.org/county-offices/pickens.html

The purpose of the office is to conduct the County 4 H Program. There are no plans to have an agricultural agent in Pickens County for the foreseeable future. County agents are currently available in Gilmer/Fannin County and Bartow County.







GENERAL INFORMATION



The office is staffed by two 4H Extension personnel.

We are the place to get your water or soil tested and your insects identified.

This office is also home to the 4H club. All 5th grade students are serviced in the Pickens County school system, and 6th through 12th graders are welcome to attend after school meetings. The 4H club has a shotgun team, a goat and lamb showing team, a poultry judging team, and many other teams/opportunities available to Pickens County youth. They are also involved in many community service activities.

The Master Gardeners can be contaced through the office, but not there on scheduled basis. They contribute a lot to our county, perhaps the greatest thing being the Farmer's Market.




NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Must Ministries Summer Lunch is Almost Here! (5/10/2017)
    The first day is Tuesday, May 30th
    While summer often means sleeping in or planning your next getaway, many of our neighbors are wondering how they will feed their children lunch today....


  • Should You Have Roadside Spring Water Tested? (4/13/2017)
    'County Extension Office Call of the Week'
    There are a number of roadside springs scattered throughout north Georgia that are popular among local residents. Many folks enjoy drinking “natural” ...


  • Be a Hero – Save the Chicks! (3/27/2017)
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  • ALL IN Avian Influenza Alert - HPAI Detected in Tennessee (3/8/2017)

    The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogeni...


  • Radon: The Present Nobody Wants for the Holidays (12/20/2016)

    December is a time of the year everyone can celebrate. Families come together to spend time huddled up watching holiday movies while drinking hot choc...


  • Understanding the Different Drought Indicators for Pickens County (10/20/2016)

    As the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the local water departments in the counties continue to work together on water-related issues, ...


  • Pickens County Declared a Level 3 Drought Zone (10/14/2016)

    The National Drought Mitigation Center has now declared Pickens County as a Level 3 Drought area, which is considered an extreme drought situation. Th...


  • Level 1 Drought Declared for Pickens County (9/9/2016)

    Pickens County is among the 53 counties in Georgia that have been declared a Level 1 Drought Area as of September 9, 2016. While Level 1 Drought is th...


  • It’s time for MUST Summer Lunch! (5/9/2016)
    Volunteers and Donations Needed
    While summer often means sleeping in or planning your next getaway, many of your neighbors are wondering how they will feed their children lunch today...


  • The UGA Extension Train Is Leaving the Station (2/1/2015)

    The Pickens County Extension Office, 4-H members and Master Gardeners watched the trains amble by the Jasper Train station for the last time this week...


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