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 some 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 for guidance on pulling a proper sample.


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.


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.


Richmond County 4-H is selling Vidalia Onions! Preorders due by April 26, 2023.

Call 706-821-2350.

Vidalia Onion Order Form



GA Pesticide Applicators,

Do you need pesticide credits? Join us in our office for an upcoming GTBOP live webinar or make an appointment to view an archived webinar to earn credits for Commercial or Private Pesticide Applicator license renewals. Cost is $10. Contact us to schedule an appointment at Richmond County Extension Office or to join our Pesticide email group.

Upcoming GTBOP Live Webinars:

March 16, 3pm-5pm
Pesticide safety in turfgrass and ornamental landscapes
Fungicide resistance and modes of action

May 11, 3pm-5pm
Prickly, pernicious pears: problems and solutions
Connecting the Dots: pollinators, plant diversity and pest management

July 13, 3pm-5pm
Landscape management practices for best plant health
Weed management in ornamentals

Upcoming Events
  • Mar 28 Kids in the Kitchen Virtual Youth Cooking Club Join Cobb, Fulton, Monroe, and Rockdale County Extension for a FREE virtual cooking club via Zoom! This cooking club is open to youth of all ages with adult supervision. Each cooking club session will feature two cook-a-long recipes that can easily be made at home. On the Friday before each class, you will receive the two recipes and a list of ingredients you will need for the recipe. On the morning of the class, you'll receive the Zoom link. All youth participants must complete a 4-H Code of Conduct and Georgia 4-H Virtual Programming forms prior to participating in the online cooking club. If you have already completed the forms for a previous 4-H program, you do not need to complete them again. These forms will be sent to you after you register and must be returned before the cooking class.
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  • Mar 28 Learn About What's in Your Landscape Ever wondered what that plant was that has the nice blooms as you pass a neighbor's house? Or what weed is growing in your yard? Come learn how to identify common plants you see in landscapes and common weeds, insects and diseases in landscapes, and how to manage them. Join us in person every Tuesday in March!
    • Thomson, GA - (33.0 Miles)
  • Mar 28 2023 Small Ruminant Education Series - Lecture Portion Do you own sheep or goats? Are you interested in learning more about how to properly care for them? From breeds, facility design, nutrition, reproduction, and health care, there are a lot of components to caring for small ruminants. We hope you'll join us in March and April for a Small Ruminant program consisting of a 3-part lecture series and 2 workshops! The lecture series will be held at 6PM on March 28th, April 4th, and April 11th at the Lincoln County Ag Center. A parasite management and FAMACHA certification will be offered from 9-11AM on April 18th at the Oglethorpe County Ag Center. Finally, a farm tour of the UGA Double Bridges Farm will allow you to put textbook knowledge to use from 1-3PM on April 18th. Registration is open at Questions? Let us know at or 706-359-3233
    • Lincolnton, GA - (36.0 Miles)
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