UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources


Visit the UGA Forage Extension Team website for upcoming events, newsletters and other information.

Free Egg Candling Class

Want to sell your eggs to the public? Harris County Extension invites you to participate in a free egg candling class to be held on Friday, February 15 starting at 10:00am at the Harris County Extension Clubhouse, 121 N Old College St., Hamilton, GA 31811. We will have copies of the required affidavit of lawful presence for you to fill out and we will notarize it for you. Bring your driver’s license or government issued ID.

Upon completion of this class, you will be mailed an egg candling certificate which enables you to be able to sell eggs to individuals or at a farmer’s market. You MUST pre-register by Friday, February 8 for this class. Call (706) 628-4824 or email to register

View the flyer for more information.

Georgia Commercial and Private Pesticide Licenses

Interested in getting a pesticide license? You may now take the Georgia Private Pesticide Applicator Exam on line by following the step-by-step instructions.

Visit the Georgia Commercial Pesticide Applicator's Testing Information website for commercial exam information and registration.

Publications of Interest

Testing Services

Soil Tests

No matter what you are going to plant, flowers, vegetable gardens, trees or grass we can test your soil for you. Make sure you fertilize only for what your soil needs. Bring a sample of your soil by our office for testing. Prices for 1-3 bags is $10 each. For 4 or more bags $8 each. We will send it to the UGA lab for testing. Usually we receive the results back within a week to ten days.

Need to know the correct way to collect soil samples or have general questions visit the UGA Extension website.

Water Samples

Water samples are $24 for the basic test. The basic test is for elements in the water. More extensive testing available. Call for pricing.

Bacteria Tests (Total Coliform and Escherichia coli)

Bacteria tests can be run on your water. Cost is $46 includes overnight UPS shipping. Please come by our office for the test kit to use & instructions for this test.

Contact our office for more testing services.

Radon Test Kits

Why is radon a problem?

Radon occurs natrually when uranium breaks down to radium which in turn breaks down to form radon. Radon is released into the soil and easily enters your home through the foundation and well water. It can build up to dangerous levels inside homes, schools, and other buildings. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, after tobacco smoke. Radon kills nearly 21,000 people each year, more than 800 of them in Georgia. Smokers are at an even higher risk of radon-induced lung cancer than nonsmokers. Visit the UGA Radon web page for more information and to purchase a test kit.

The EPA website has information about the health effects high levels of Radon Gas in your home.

Georgia Forages

The Georgia Forages website is your window to information on a wide variety of forage management issues. This information is extended to you by scientists from the University of Georgia, who continue to research all aspects of forage and livestock management. The recommendations found in this website are based on peer-reviewed research conducted in Georgia and throughout the world. We hope you will find this website provides accurate and up-to-date information about all forage management issues facing producers in Georgia and the Southeast. Please check this website regularly for updates, dates for upcoming events, and “Hot Topics.” For a quick glance at Georgia's Forage industries, check out the booklet entitled Georgia Forages: Quick Facts

Georgia Department of Agriculture/GATE Card

Georgia Meat and Dairy Goat Production

Natural Disasters in Georgia

Natural Disasters in Georgia Natural disasters generally happen suddenly, leaving us with little time to prepare. To help the citizens of Georgia prepare for natural disasters before they occur, the Natural Disasters website provides valuable, and possibly life-saving, information on floods, hurricanes, drought and other natural disasters.

Disaster Preparation & Recovery

Anyone may fall victim to disasters, such as fires, flooding, severe storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc. The best thing you can do is be prepared before. It will help with recovery after the disaster. Visit the University of Georgia PreparationTips & Resources web page for more information.

Links of Interest


For more information please contact Steve Morgan at (706) 628-4824.