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 answers to 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 or view this brief soil sampling video for guidance on pulling a proper sample.

How can I identify what is causing problems with my plants?

Our experienced ANR staff can help you diagnose plant issues and offer advice to treat disease or pests that may be affecting your plants. Email photos of your plants and your questions to Use this informative brochure to help guide you on the best ways to take photos of your plants for proper diagnosis.

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.

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.


Richmond County 4-H VIDALIA ONION SALE - 1

Richmond County 4-H's annual Vidalia Onion Fundraiser opens January 2, 2024. Submit preorders to 706-821-2350 or by April 26, 2024. Orders will be ready for pickup on May 10, 2024.



Upcoming Events
  • Mar 1 Richmond County 4-H Summer Camp Registration Richmond County 4-H Summer Camp registration opens January 2, 2024. Registration Instructions: Find Camp Information at the Extension Registration Portal at Create your Family/Group Account through the Extension Registration Portal (required for all campers). Submit camper's complete camp application and $75 non-refundable deposit for each camper to Richmond County 4-H Credit card payments may be submitted online through the Extension Registration Portal. Cash, check or money order payable to Richmond County 4-H is accepted at: Richmond County 4-H 602 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901 706-821-2350 Office Hours: M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm
    • Augusta, GA
  • Mar 1 - Mar 4 NE District Jr/Sr Project Achievement 4-H Project Achievement
    • Eatonton, GA - (80.0 Miles)
  • Mar 7 Help on the Homestead Series Do you have small acreage and want to begin a farm? Join us for this program series where we will learn about different farming pathways for small acreage!   This series will have a weekly session on Thursdays in which we will focus on a different homesteading topic! Each of the sessions is from 6:00-7:00 at the Hart EMC Meeting Room. When you register, you will be able to select which of the classes you would like to attend, whether that is just one or all five! The following are the dates and topics for the five Help on the Homestead sessions:  Session One: February 15 - Goat and Sheep Production Session Two: February 22 - Managing Small Scale Beef Operations Session Three: February 29 - Managing Backyard Flocks Session Four: March 7 - Home Fruit and Vegetable Production  Session Five: March 14 - Food Preservation and Taking your Products to Market We hope to see you in February and March to learn more about how to get the most out of your small acreage! 
    • Hartwell, GA - (85.0 Miles)
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