UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Free Egg Candling Certification Class

If you plan to sell your eggs to individuals, or at a farmers market, an egg candling certificate from the Georgia Department of Agriculture is required. This class will be held Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM at the Harris County Extension office, 121 North Old College Street, Hamilton, GA 31811. Bring a government issued ID (driver's license) with you to class. Pre-registration is required by Friday, January 26 by calling 706-628-4824 or email

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. Additional tests can be purchased. 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 shipping. Please come by our office for the test kit to use & instructions for this test.

Contact our office for more testing services.

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

For more information on forages, visit the Georgia Forages website.

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.

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