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:

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:

2019 Northeast Georgia Master Cattleman Program, Sept. 3-- October 22, 2019, Tuesday evenings: 6:30-8:30 pm, Masonic Lodge, Shade Dale, GA  

The UGA Master Cattleman’s Program is a practical, science-based production management curriculum to Georgia’s beef producers.  University of Georgia Extension Agents work with industry experts to deliver classes on beef cattle topics such as nutrition, facilities, forages, economics, marketing, foreign animal diseases, agro-terrorism, general herd health, external parasites, reproduction, Beef Quality Assurance, sire selection, record keeping and Georgia Cattlemen’s Association goals.  The materials are intended to help Georgia beef producers be more profitable and sustainable. Participants meet one night a week for eight weeks.  Over the eight week period, attendees learn and discuss current issues, meet industry experts, and network with area producers.

  • Registration $110 per person includes a dinner each class night
  • Deadline for Pre-Registration is August 24, 2019
  • Drop off payment or mail to Morgan County Extension Office, 440 Hancock Street, Madison, GA 30650, remit check to: Morgan County Extension/4-H
  • For more details and a class schedule select the flyer:  2019 NE GA Master Cattleman Program
  • Contact for questions:  Charlie Todd, Jasper County Extension, 706-468-6479 or Lucy Ray, Morgan County Extension, 706-342-2214.

Southeast Dairy Youth Retreat, July 7-11, 2019

The 2019 Southeast Dairy Youth Retreat is just around the corner!  Scheduled for July 7th - 11th in Orange, VA this annual event is a tremendous opportunity for youth interested in exploring agriculture in the southeast!  For youth ages 9 - 19, this year's retreat will tour several VA farming operations from dairies to greenhouses and have numerous opportunities to mix and mingle with other youth during educational stations and fun activities like Kings Dominion!

  • Cost for youth registration is $240 includes lodging, travel, most meals & events
  • Registration materials (forms and payment) are due by June 1st, 2019. On  contact information is REQUIRED for the “county coordinator." This person will be contacted to verify registrants. Each youth registrant MUST have the signature (recognizing support of youth member) of a county coordinator. The county coordinator may be an Extension Agent or FFA Advisor.
  • Southeast Dairy Youth Retreat 2019 Flyer
  • Please select link to find all forms and
    information regarding the 2019 retreat: SEDYR Registration Packet

Morgan County Regularly Scheduled Extension Meetings

  • Morgan County Cattlemen's Association - Meets on a quarterly basis, Check back soon for next meeting, 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,  July 22, 2019, 7:30 pm. 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: Please check back Soon for our 2nd Quarter meeting announcement; 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

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
  • Jul 11 Small Fruit Seminar for the Backyard Gardener Discover how to get the best out of your blueberry and blackberry crop with UGA Extension Fruit Specialist Erick Smith. Topics to be covered include variety selection, establishment, pest management, pruning and fertilization. Registration is $10 and includes program materials and blueberry refreshments. Please RSVP by 7/9 by calling 478-994-7014 Forsyth, GA - (48.0 Miles)
  • Aug 26 Lunch & Learn: Pond & Fish Management Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! Learn management strategies for a healthy pond ecosystem. Forsyth, GA - (48.0 Miles)
  • Oct 21 Lunch & Learn: Controlling Nuisance Pests and Wildlife Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! Learn strategies to deal with nuisance pests and wildlife around your home. Forsyth, GA - (48.0 Miles)
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