Cooperative Extension

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Cooperative Extension

Cooperative Extension

The mission of the Fulton County Cooperative Extension Service is to respond to citizens' needs and interest in agriculture and natural resources, families, 4-H and youth through education and information.

The Fulton County Cooperative Extension Service, backed by the resources of Fulton County and the University of Georgia, provides educational programs, information, and actual assistance to citizens of the County. Education and information is also provided to citizens by telephone consultation, site visits, newsletters, news articles, radio and collaboration with other community agencies. Publications and lab services are other delivery methods for education and information to citizens. Putting Knowledge to Work is the basic goal of the department which, in turn, helps citizens make informed decisions with unbiased research-based information.

Putting Knowledge to Work is the basic goal of the department which, in turn, helps citizens make informed decisions with unbiased research-based information.
 

Cooperative Extension 

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cooperative Extension

Faqs

Faqs

How to get my water tested?

Get a clean (sterilized) glass jar or bottle to collect the 6 ounces of water you want tested (bring extra in case of spillage when you transfer the water into our specialized bottles). 

For a Georgia Expanded Water Test (W2)

Collect 16 ounces of water in a clean (sterilized) glass jar or bottle.

To collect your water sample (W1, W2):

Collect your water from a kitchen faucet or a faucet used most often for drinking and cooking.

A first draw water sample should be collected either early morning or evening upon returning home to ensure that the necessary 6-12 hours stagnant water conditions exist.
Place a clean sample container below the faucet and gently open the cold water tap.  Completely fill all sample bottles being careful not to contaminate the sample.  To prevent contamination, do not touch the inside of the bottle or lid.

How much are soil and water tests?

The basic soil test, our most popular test checks for pH/Lime Requirement, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, and Manganese. We offer a myriad of soil tests. For additional soil testing options, contact our office.

Basic Soil Test $12
Expanded Soil Test $14

 

Water samples can also be tested for a variety of purposes. The basic water test checks for pH, water hardness, and the presence of 16 minerals.

Basic Water Test $22
Expanded Water Test $62

how to test my home for radon?

Radon occurs naturally when uranium breaks down to form radon. Uranium is often found in high concentrations in granite and rocky soils. Radon is released into the soil and can easily enters a home through the foundation and well water. Watch this video to see how to test your home - https://www.fcs.uga.edu/extension/home-radon

how to determine if my plant has a disease?

Because you did not identify your plant, please visit http://extension.uga.edu/about/county for help in identifying your plant, possible diseases and how to rid your plant of the disease.

how can I apply to be a master Gardener program?

Step 1: Application & Selection
Included in this step is the completion of a few forms and an interview with the local Extension Office. 

Step 2: Training & Exams
Trainees complete 42 hours of core horticultural training and two exams. 

Step 3: Volunteer Service
Within the first year after training, trainees complete 50 hours of volunteer service. To remain a current, active master gardener volunteers give at least 25 hours of volunteer service hours each year and track their accomplishments using an online recordkeeping system. 

how can I register my child for 4-h activities?

Who is eligible? 

All youth, grades K-12, residing in Fulton County may join 4-H. 
Any person, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability may enroll as a 4-H member.
4-H does not charge dues or require uniforms. However, there are fees and dress associated with certain events and programs.  Activities and events available to youth vary by grade.

Age Divisions
4-H provides programming by school grade.
Cloverbud: Youth in K through 3rd grade
Cloverleaf: Youth in 4th through 6th grade
Junior: Youth in 7th and 8th grade
Senior: Youth in 9th through 12th grade

Complete a 4-H Enrollment Form and return to your nearest Fulton County Extension Office.  404-762-4077.