UGA Extension extends lifelong learning to the people of Georgia through
unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment,
communities, youth and families.
UGA Extension helps Georgians become healthier, more productive, financially independent and environmentally responsible. Extension agents stay in touch with issues relevant to people in local communities through county Extension offices.
UGA Extension is a county, state and federal funded organization supported by specialists in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
With a contribution of more than $72.5 billion annually to Georgia's $786.5 billion economy, agriculture is the main driver of the state's economic engine. The 2013 total Farm Gate Value for the state was $13.6 billion.
Agriculture is also a primary source of employment for Georgians, with 1 in 7 in the state working in agriculture, forestry or related fields. In 2012 there were 42,257 farms in Georgia encompassing 9,620,836 acres of land with an average size of 228 acres per farm.
From the north Georgia mountains through the rolling Piedmont, to the sandy coastal plains and the coastal marshes, the state's geography and climate provide perfect conditions for a variety of agricultural pursuits.
farmers produce more peanuts, pecans, and watermelon than any other
state. Georgia also leads the nation in broilers and value of egg
production. Vidalia onions, grown only in Georgia, are recognized and
appreciated as some of the sweetest, best tasting onions in the world.
Way of Life
In Georgia, agriculture isn't just a way to make a living. It's a way
of life, too. UGA Extension helps preserve that way of life with
information for producers and consumers of Georgia's agricultural