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Agriculture & Natural Resources

Here are some of our frequently requested services that can be found on this page:

 


Testing and Diagnostic Services

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 uge3211@uga.edu.

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

Learn more about your private drinking water well and Georgia water quality at UGA Household Water Quality Publications.

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Morgan County Meetings

Morgan County Agriculture Program Meetings:

Feasibility of Georgia Branded Beef and Local Processing Meeting, Sept. 18, 2019
Wednesday evening-6:30 p.m., Farmview Market & Cafe, 2610 Eatonton Rd., Madison, GA  30650

A meeting to discuss the economic feasibility of a beef processing facility in the area will present a brief overview of a feasibility study findings and provide a question and answer time. An evening meal will be provided. Please RSVP: 706.342.2214.

This meeting is hosted by the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development amd sponsored by: GA Farm Bureau; Farm Credit Associations of GA; GA EMC; GA Dept. of Agriculture.

Additional Information:  Flyer:  Beef Feasibility Meeting

Location

  • Farmview Market & Cafe
  • 2610 Eatonton Rd.
  • Madison, GA 30650
  • Get Directions

Participation Details

  • please RSVP for MEAL purposes to Morgan County Extension Office by NOON Monday, September 16th by calling 706-342-2214 or email: uge3211@uga.edu
  • Cost: Free

Contact Information


2019 Northeast Georgia Master Cattleman Program, Sept. 3 - Oct. 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.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019

 This is the third session of this eight week 2019 NE GA Master Cattleman Program. Scheduled to present: Dr. Lawton Stewart, UGA Beef Nutrition Management Specialist. Topic: Nutritional Management.

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.

Morgan County Regularly Scheduled Extension Meetings:

  • Morgan County Cattlemen's Association - Meets on a quarterly basis, next meeting: to be announced 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, October 21, 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:  to be announced, Location: 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 uge3211@uga.edu.

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Pesticide Safety, Training and Certification Information

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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 at (706) 342-2214.

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Upcoming Events
  • Sep 19 Artificial Insemination for Cattle Workshop Participants will develop a better understanding of artificial insemination of cattle through lecture and hands-on sessions during the workshop. Topics Include: -Artificial Insemination Process -Preparing cattle for Artificial Insemination -Equipment -Frequent AI Problems Hands-On Sections Include: -Practice on reproductive tracts -Preparing semen straws and testing viability -Insemination of live cattle Concord, GA - (67.0 Miles)
  • Sep 24 Northeast Georgia Master Cattleman Program The Master Cattlemen's program delivers a practical, science-based production management curriculum to Georgia's beef producers. This is the fourth session of this eight week 2019 NE GA Master Cattleman Program. Scheduled to present: Dr. Lee Jones, UGA Beef Reproduction Specialist. Topic: Improving Reproductive Management. Participants meet each Tuesday night for eight weeks beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. During the eight sessions, attendees learn and discuss current issues, meet industry experts, and network with area producers. This program is offered through the Morgan and Jasper County Extension offices this fall. Shady Dale, GA - (16.0 Miles)
  • Oct 1 Northeast Georgia Master Cattleman Program The Master Cattlemen's program delivers a practical, science-based production management curriculum to Georgia's beef producers. This is the fifth session of this 8 week 2019 NE GA Master Cattleman Program. Scheduled to present: Ms. Sarah Loughridge, UGA Extension Livestock Specialist. Topic: Sire & Female Selection, GA Cattleman's Update and Record Keeping & UGA Programs. Participants meet each Tuesday night for eight weeks beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. During the eight sessions, attendees learn and discuss current issues, meet industry experts, and network with area producers. This program is offered through the Morgan and Jasper County Extension offices this fall. Shady Dale, GA - (16.0 Miles)
  • Oct 8 Northeast Georgia Master Cattleman Program The Master Cattlemen's program delivers a practical, science-based production management curriculum to Georgia's beef producers. This is the sixth session of this 8 week 2019 NE GA Master Cattleman Program. Scheduled to present: Dr. Nancy Hinkle, Extension Entomologist Specialist and Dr. John Worley, UGA Extension Ag. Structures, Energy Efficiency, and Animal Waste Management Specialist. Topics: External Parasite Management and Farm Facilities & Fencing Methods. Participants meet each Tuesday night for eight weeks beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. During the eight sessions, attendees learn and discuss current issues, meet industry experts, and network with area producers. This program is offered through the Morgan and Jasper County Extension offices this fall. Shady Dale, GA - (16.0 Miles)
  • Oct 9 Free Gardening Class Series: Blueberries and Figs Please join us this month for October’s class on Blueberries and Figs! This class is a part of Athens Clarke County Extension's 2019 Free Gardening Class Series. It will include an informative presentation on topics including site and soil requirements for planting, fertilization, watering and more! Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Bogart, GA - (23.0 Miles)
  • Oct 15 Northeast Georgia Master Cattleman Program The Master Cattlemen's program delivers a practical, science-based production management curriculum to Georgia's beef producers. This is the seventh session of this 8 week 2019 NE GA Master Cattleman Program. Scheduled to present: Dr. Brent Credille, Herd Health Management Specialist. Topics: Herd Health Management, Disease, Biosecurity. Participants meet each Tuesday night for eight weeks beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. During the eight sessions, attendees learn and discuss current issues, meet industry experts, and network with area producers. This program is offered through the Morgan and Jasper County Extension offices this fall. Shady Dale, GA - (16.0 Miles)
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