UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Here are some of our frequently requested services that can be found on this page:

 

Testing and Diagnostic Services (soil and water testing, plant tissue, feed and forages, trace element analyses)

Whether you'd like to increase your crop yield, grow healthier roses, test the quality of your drinking water, or make sure your creek isn't polluted, we can help. To submit samples for testing contact: UGA Extension Morgan County Office (706) 342-2214 or email: uge3211@uga.edu.

Through the UGA Agriculture and Environmental Services Laboratories (AESL) we provide testing for:

  • Soil analysis
  • Plant tissue analysis
  • Water quality
  • Pesticides and hazardous waste
  • Feeds and forages
  • Radon Testing (water)
  • Special analysis

Select this link to learn about your private drinking water well and Georgia water quality

UGA Household Water Quality Publications

Morgan County Agriculture Program Meetings:

February 28, 2019  Spring 2019 Mastitus and Milk Quality Workshop, Morgan County Extension Office, 440 Hancock Street, Madison, GA, 11:00 am-2:45 pm 

A Spring workshop on Mastitis and Milk Quality will be held on Thursday,
February 28, 2019. T Best Milking Practices, Mastitis treatment, and animal diet will be presented by UGA
CAES Animal and Dairy Science Department and the College of Vet Medicine
specialists.

The workshop and lunch is a joint program of Morgan and Greene County Extension Offices is sponsored by GA Milk Producers, Inc.  For more details select this link:  Mastitis Milk Quality Workshop

RSVP: Tuesday, Feb. 26 for meal purposes, 706-342-2214.

Morgan County Regularly Scheduled Extension Meetings

  • Morgan County Cattlemen's Association - Meets on a quarterly basis, next meeting, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. Location: Bonner's Triple B Restaurant, Buckhead, GA.  For more information call (706) 342-2214. RSVP requested for meal reservations.
  • Morgan County Dairy Association - Next Meeting: Monday, Feb 26, 2019- Bonner's Triple B Restaurant, Buckhead, GA.  Please call (706) 342-2214 for more information. RSVP requested for meal reservations by noon, Monday on the Meeting Date. 
  • Morgan County Master Gardeners -- check back soon.  Location: Morgan County Extension Office, 440 Hancock Street, Madison, GA.  Call (706) 342-2214 for more information.
  • Morgan County Row Crop Association - Meets on a quarterly schedule, next meeting: December 13, 2018; Madison Chop House Grille, 202 S. Main St., Madison, GA 30650. For details: Call (706) 342-2214.

For more information about the above Association meetings, please call UGA Extension Morgan County, (706) 342-2214 or email uge3211@uga.edu.

Pesticide Safety, Training & Certification Information

Master Gardener Information

How Do I Become a Master Gardener?

If you want to learn more about gardening topics, the Master Gardener program might be just what you're looking for. Master Gardeners are part of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.

Throughout the U.S., Master Gardeners trade hours of training for hours of volunteering on community garden projects. The Master Gardener program is a great way to learn and to meet other gardeners.

If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener in Morgan County, please call the Morgan County Extension Office (706) 342-2214.


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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 28 Mastitis and Milk Quality Workshop, Spring 2019 A Spring workshop on Mastitis and Milk Quality will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019. The workshop will begin at 11:00 am and conclude with a question and answer session beginning at 2:00 pm. Best Milking Practices, Mastitis treatment, and animal diet will be presented by UGA CAES Animal and Dairy Science Department and the College of Vet Medicine specialists. The workshop and lunch is a joint program of Morgan and Greene County Extension Offices is sponsored by GA Milk Producers, Inc. Madison, GA
  • Mar 20 - Mar 22 Nutreint Specialist Ceritfication Training This training is for ANR agents with confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in their counties. This course will certify them to write nutrient management plans for those producers with CAFOs. It is a 2 day course and a test will be administered by GDA after lunch on the second day. Registration is free and lunch will be provided both days. Travel expenses must be provided by county or district funds. Athens, GA - (25.0 Miles)
  • Apr 4 North Georgia Apple Grafting - afternoon Class Hands on training covering the science of grafting. Participants will be provided with all the materials needed to go home with 5 semi-dwarf apple trees that they grafted. This session will be from 2:00-4:30. Participants can bring their own scion material but should contact Josh Fuder at jfuder@uga.edu early, as material will need to be collected and stored prior to the class. Classes are limited to 30 people so early registration is required. Rootstock provided is G210 which has improved disease resistance, precocity, and typically a 45% size of a standard tree or 12-14' at maturity. Ball Ground, GA - (74.0 Miles)
  • Apr 4 North Georgia Apple Grafting - evening Class Hands on training covering the science of grafting. Participants will be provided with all the materials needed to go home with 5 semi-dwarf apple trees that they grafted. This session will be from 5:30-8:00pm. Participants can bring their own scion material but should contact Josh Fuder at jfuder@uga.edu early, as material will need to be collected and stored prior to the class. Classes are limited to 30 people so early registration is required. Rootstock provided is G210 which has improved disease resistance, precocity, and typically a 45% size of a standard tree or 12-14' at maturity. Ball Ground, GA - (74.0 Miles)
  • May 3 - May 4 State 4-H Hippology Contest Cloverleaf, Junior and Senior 4-H members are eligible to compete in Hippology. There are Junior and Senior divisions; Cloverleaf 4-H’ers who are at least in the fourth grade may compete in the Junior division. Practical application of knowledge and skills is demonstrated through a written test,a skill station, a judging competition and a team problems component in which team members’ work together to solve a specific issue as it relates to equine management. Students have the opportunity to strengthen their communication and leadership skills in an environment which allows contribution to group effort; encourages teamwork and promotes acceptance of differences. Participants must work with three or four team members in this equine event. Athens, GA - (25.0 Miles)
  • Jun 17 Lunch & Learn: Pest Management for Home Gardens Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! Learn management strategies for your home garden for a bountiful harvest! Both conventional and organic strategies will be covered. Forsyth, GA - (48.0 Miles)
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