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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 uge3245@uga.edu 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 uge3245@uga.edu. 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 uge3245f@uga.edu 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 of events and camp details. Contact uge3245f@uga.edu 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 uge3245@uga.edu to sign up for the next available class.

 


Does Richmond County Extension offer in-home mold inspections?

The University of Georgia Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent can provide advice on prevention and control of mold in your home, but we do not visit homes for mold inspections.

UGA Extension Helpful Advice About Mold in Homes


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Foundations in Safe Food Handling

Richmond County Extension will host this 2-day course at Jeff Maxwell Branch Library on the following dates:

July 18-19

July 22-23

July 25-26

Venue: Jeff Maxwell Branch Library, 1927 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA 30906

Time: 9:30am-4:00pm (day 1) and 9:30am-12:00pm (day 2)

Topics: Foodborne illness, Good personal hygiene, Time and temperature, Food storage and pest control

Instructor: Charles Okpala, Richmond County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent

Email: charles.okpala@uga.edu

Registration is free. Contact Mr. Sheffield at sheffieldj@arcpls.org to register. The maximum enrollment is 15 participants per course. To earn a certificate, both class and test are mandatory.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS



Upcoming Events

  • Jul 22 Foundations In Safe Food Handling Topics covered include: Foodborne illness, Good personal hygiene, Time and temperature, and Food Storage. This is a 2-day course. Registration is free. To earn a certificate, both the class and the test are mandatory.
    • Augusta, GA - (6.0 Miles)
  • Jul 23 Foundations In Safe Food Handling Topics covered include: Foodborne illness, Good personal hygiene, Time and temperature, and Food Storage. This is a 2-day course. Registration is free. To earn a certificate, both the class and the test are mandatory.
    • Augusta, GA - (6.0 Miles)
  • Jul 23 Tie Dye with Richmond County 4-H Richmond County 4-H is happy to offer this free 1-hour tie dye activity at Friedman Library. Participants must contact 706-736-6758 to register for this event. Participants should bring one white item that to dye (t-shirt, socks, pillow case, shorts, etc.) Adults must accompany children under 7 years old.
    • Augusta, GA - (8.0 Miles)