UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Agriculture and Natural Resources Agents connect current research-based information from the University of Georgia to the local community. Agents teach topics related to agriculture and natural resources and provide educational programs through individual and group instruction.

Learn more about our Agricultural and Natural Resources services, including the Master Gardener Extension Volunteer program and soil, water, and plant testing.



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Agricultural Services

East Point office

Monday - Friday 
8:00 am -  5:00 pm

Please call our East Point office to schedule an appointment at 404-762-4077.

Sandy Springs office

Monday - Friday 
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Call 404-613-7670 for more info.

Camp Truitt office

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please call our Camp Truitt office to schedule an appointment at  404-613-7990 (new number).

Atlanta History Center 

The Atlanta History Center does not process soil, water, or plant samples. It is used only for 4-H programming.



For questions regarding soil testing or other Agricultural and Natural Resources services, please contact either our North office (404-613-7670), our South office (404-613-4920), or email soiltest@uga.

Site Visits

We are currently unable to guarantee site visits at this time, but please feel free to connect with our ANR team to see how we can best assist you and diagnose any problems you may have.

Below are some of UGA Extension's most broadly useful resources for those involved in agriculture on the farm, in schools, and around the home.

Production Agriculture:
Statewide Variety Testing
Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
UGA Weather Network
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
Pesticide Safety Education
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
Farmgate Value Report
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
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Home & Garden:
Soil Testing
Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
Pest Management
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
Household Water Quality
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
Home Garden Publication Series
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Soil Testing
Georgia Green Landscape Stewards The Georgia Green Landscape Stewards program provides fact-based information to help businesses and residences in Georgia implement sustainable green practices in their landscape.
Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.
  • Reducing Food Waste Reducing Food Waste Consumers hold high standards for fresh food, which farmers aim to meet, but hot summer temperatures and long-haul deliveries can degrade quality even before produce makes it into stores and shipment rejection is a familiar reality in the horticultural industry. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 6/1/2023
  • Micro Roses Micro Roses Roses are among the most popular flower throughout the year for many consumers, but the florist favorite faces a host of potential dangers between breeding and bouquet, including rose rosette disease, a mite-borne virus fatal to domestic roses. By Jordan Powers | Published: 5/10/2023
  • Master Gardeners Golden Jubilee Master Gardeners Golden Jubilee What began decades ago as an experiment in horticultural education is still going strong — and celebrating 50 years of public service. By Paul F. Brown | Published: 4/20/2023
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