UGA Extension Office


        Normal Hours of Operation:                                                                                            Holiday Hours:

8-5 Monday -Friday, closed for lunch 12-1                                                           December 23, 2022 12-5pm  (Closed for Afternoon)

                                                                                                                                     December 26, 2022- Jan. 2, 2023 ( Closed Daily) 

                                       *** Our Office will reopen an assume normal business hours on Tuesday Jan3, 2023. ***


Our office is open to the public.   If you need an appointment during lunch hours you contact us at 770.307.3029 and we will be glad to schedule that meeting with you!

The Barrow County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education.


Some of our most popular services include:

  • Soil and Water Tests
  • Soil Test Instructions:  
  •  1. Determine the area that you want to sample(1 sample should represent no more than 15 acres)
  • 2. Use a sandwich size zip top bag and small spade shovel  or trowel to take a thin vertical slice or core of soil from 10-20 different places in the area to be tested. Mix the sample in the bag thoroughly.
  • 3. Bring collected sample to the Barrow County Extension office located at : 90 Lanthier St, Winder GA 30680.
  • 4. Upon arrival at the office we will transfer the sample to the official soil bag and collect your information.
  • 5. Payment for soil proceesing and postage will be collected at our office.  Cost is $10 per sample and is payable by cash or check.
  • 6. Soil Sample results will be emailed to you within 7-10 business days. 
  • If you decide to send multiple tests, mark each bag with the area it was taken from. 
  • You will also need to know what you will be planting in the area that you're taking the sample from. Examples can include: vegetable garden, bermuda grass, flowering annuals, fescue grass.... etc.
  • Sample problem Areas separately.
  • If you have more questions about soil samples, please contact our office at : 770-307-3029

Have questions or want to know more?

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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 3 - Feb 6 SE District Jr/Sr Project Achievement 4-H Event
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  • Feb 4 Journeyman Farmers Certificate Program Fruit and Vegetable Production Section UGA Extension Henry County is offering the Journeyman Farmers Certificate Program for small farmers who are new and for those who would like to become a small farmer. The Fruit and Vegetable Production is a seven-part training that covers soil health and fertility, crop rotations, pest management, food safety, and marketing.
    • McDonough, GA - (40.0 Miles)
  • Feb 7 PSA Grower Training The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule is the first federally regulated standard for growing, harvesting, packing, and holding fresh produce in an effort to reduce microbial contamination and foodborne illness outbreaks. If you grow fruits or vegetables, attend a training for information about best practices, risk management, and regulatory requirements. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement. During this one-day workshop, trainers will spend approximately eight hours of instruction time covering content contained in the seven modules below. • Introduction to Produce Safety • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training • Soil Amendments • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use • Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water) • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan Registration has been extended to 2/2!
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