UGA Extension Office


The University of Georgia Richmond County Extension Office is located in historic downtown Augusta. Our staff includes a full-time Agricultural Agent, Family & Consumer Science Agent, 4-H Agent, and an Expanded Food & Nutrition Educator, plus several program assistants and two administrative assistants. Explore our website to find helpful information about programs offered through the Extension Office, such as Soil and Water testing, the Augusta Area Master Gardener Program, Richmond County 4-H Club, and Expanded Food and Nutrition Food Talk Sessions. We welcome you to visit our office, call (706) 821-2350, or email for information on the programs and resources we provide to the citizens of Augusta-Richmond County.

Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm. We are located at 602 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901.

Please explore our website to learn about the many programs and services offered by Richmond County Extension. Here are some frequently asked questions:

Does Richmond County Extension offer soil and water testing?

Yes, Richmond County Extension Office accepts soil and water samples in our office, then we ship the samples to be tested at the UGA lab in Athens. We offer a variety of soil and water tests. Please review the UGA testing schedule for a listing of the many types of analyses offered through our lab services. *Please note that prices in the fee schedule do not include postage and therefore do not reflect county testing prices. Prices and availability of testing services are subject to change. Contact us at 706-821-2350 to inquire about pricing and availability of test kits.

The most common soil test is the S1 (Routine Test) which tests soil for levels of pH, Lime, Phosphorous, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, and Manganese. We charge $8.00 for each S1 soil sample submission. We accept payments of cash, check or money order payable to Richmond County Extension. We are open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. It takes approximately 7-10 business days for S1 soil test results to be returned from the lab. Follow our soil sample instructions for guidance on pulling a proper sample.


Does Richmond County Extension offer a Master Gardener class?

Yes, Richmond County Extension Office offers a Master Gardener class. Please find more information on our Become a Master Gardener page. Contact us at 706-821-2350 or to sign up for the next available class.


What ages can participate in Richmond County 4-H Club?

Richmond County 4-H currently offers programming to youth in 4th - 12th grades. Check out the 4-H Newsletter and Announcements page or visit the 4-H Clubs page to learn more about what's happening with Richmond County 4-H. Contact or 706-821-2350 to inquire about current programming available.


Does Richmond County 4-H have summer camp options?

Absolutely! Richmond County 4-H offers several summer camp options for 4th through 12th graders. Check out our 4-H Summer Camps page for a complete listing and camp details. Contact or 706-821-2350 to check availability.


Richmond County Extension will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.


Honey Bee Removal License Training

Georgia Department of Agriculture requires licensing of any person who removes swarms of honey bees from any structures, & who charges a fee for the service. Attendance of an 8-hour training is required. McDuffie County Extension Office is offering training June 8, 8:00am-5:00pm. Registration costs $25 and includes lunch and snacks. Contact McDuffie County Extension at 706-595-1815 or to get more information about Honey Bee Removal License Training.

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Free Summer Activities

Free 1-hour summer activities brought to you by Richmond County 4-H. Contact the host facility listed below to register for these programs. Tie Dye participants must bring something white to dye, like a t-shirt, socks, shorts, a pillowcase, etc. Open to all ages. Adults must accompany children under 7 years old.
June 13, Tie Dye at 9:30am at Diamond Lakes Library, 101 Diamond Lakes Way. Must contact 706-772-2432 to register.
June 14, Sand Art at 10:00am at Friedman Library, 1447 Jackson Road. Must contact 706-736-6758 to register.
July 11, Sand Art at 10:00am at Woodlawn Church, 2220 Walton Way. Must Contact 706-738-2546 to register.
July 19, Sand Art at 2:00pm at Wallace Library, 1237 Laney Walker Blvd. Must contact 706-722-6275 to register.
July 26, Tie Dye at 9:30am at Maxwell Library, 1927 Lumpkin Road. Must contact 706-793-2020 to register.






Contact us to schedule an appointment to view GTBOP pesticide training webinars at Richmond County Extension Office or to join our Pesticide email group. Training webinars are applicable for current Commercial or Private Pesticide Applicators that need to earn renewal credits.

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Upcoming Events
  • Jun 8 Honey Bee Removal License Training Georgia Department of Agriculture requires licensing of any person who removes swarms of honey bees from any structures, & who charges a fee for the service. Attendance of an 8-hour training is required. Limited to 15 people! Date & Time: June 8th, 8:00-5:00 p.m. Registration fee: $25 (includes lunch & snacks) Location: 337 Main St, Thomson, GA 30824
    • Thomson, GA - (33.0 Miles)
  • Jun 8 Honey Bee Removal Specialist Certification Training To provide the highest level of consumer protection, the Georgia Structural Pest Control Commission updated the state regulations to create a state certification category for honey bee control and removal. Before the amendment, the regulations required a household pest control license to remove honey bee colonies from structures. This rule applies to the professional control and removal of an established colony in a structure. Part of the state certification program requires attendance of an approved 8-hour training program. With this notice we are inviting you to the Putnam County Extension Office on June 8, 2023 from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM to be part of this training. For more details and to register for the 8-hour program contact us at 706-485-4151 or email Thanks to the sponsorship of Putnam Farm Bureau there will be no charge for the session at the Putnam County Extension Office, and refreshments will be provided.
    • Eatonton, GA - (80.0 Miles)
  • Jun 8 Egg Candling Certification Hart County Extension is hosting the Georgia Department of Agriculture for an Egg Candling Certification Course. Having a egg candling license is required by Georgia Law in order to sell eggs in the State of Georgia. Registration information can be found using the events page at the link below. There will be four class times offered 8:00 10:00 12:00 2:00
    • Hartwell, GA - (85.0 Miles)
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