UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Upcoming Events:

Small and Beginning Farmer Workshop

UGA Extension is partnering with Athens Land Trust to provide a program for new and small scale farmers to learn what services and assistance is available to make their farms profitable.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

10:00AM - 12:00 Noon

Oglethorpe County Extension Office

55 Oglethorpe Drive

Crawford, GA 30630

Cost: $5.00

This program will include representatives from:

  • The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS)
  • Farm Service Agency (FSA)
  • USA Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
  • UGA Extension
  • Athens Land Trust

This program is sponsored by: AgGeorgia Farm Credit

To register please call (706) 743-8341 by December 15, 2017 

Wildlife Habitat Management Field Day

Where: Pope Plantation (1357 Lundburg Rd. Washington GA)

When: Friday, September 1, 2017

Cost: $10

Please call (706) 743-8341 by Friday, August 25th to sign up 


Journeyman Farmer Program

The training will be held on Tuesday, September 19th and 26th & October 3rd. from 3pm-8pm at the Greene County Extension Office. A hands-on training will be held at Front Field Farm in Oglethorpe County on Saturday, September 23rd from 9-12 noon. There is a $75 registration fee that covers workshop handouts and meals. The deadline to register is September 12th. Please call the Oglethorpe Co. Extension Office at (706) 743-8341 to register or for more information.


Pesticide License Recertification Course

Date: September 20, 2017

Time: 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Where:  Oglethorpe Co. Extension Office/Agricultural Center

Cost: $10

Topic: Turgrass Disease Control & Peach Production in Southeast United States

2 hour credit for Private License Holders

2 hour credit for Commercial Holders (in categories: 21, 22, 24 or 27)

Call (706) 743-8341 to register

Deadline to register: September 18, 2017 


 Lab Fees

(These new rates will start January 2016)

  • Soil Samples-$8.00
  • Basic Water Test-$20.00
  • Free Litter Sample for Commercial Poultry Producers
  • Hay Sample
    • F2-NIR +Nitrates ($20.00)
    • F14-Nitrates Only ($13.00)
  • Soil Testing Information

Pesticide License

(Changes to Pesticide License starting May 1, 2017)

How to obtain a Private/Commercial Pesticide License see link below:

If you have any question please call the office at (706) 743-8341 

 Cattlemen's Meeting

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018
  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018
  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018 (Youth Night)

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Links of Interest

UGA Extension/Agriculture 

US Department of Agriculture

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