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UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

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Take the 2020 Census

Due to COVID-19, the schedule for the census self-response has been extended to October 31. Complete it today by mail, telephone or online.

2020 Census Information

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

RICHMOND COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE IS CLOSED TO PUBLIC ACCESS. WE WILL CONTINUE TO ASSIST THE COMMUNITY THROUGH PHONE CALLS AND EMAIL AND WE WILL MEET WITH CLIENTS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. CALL US AT 706-821-2350 OR EMAIL UGE3245@UGA.EDU FOR ASSISTANCE.

WE WILL ACCEPT SOIL SAMPLES IN EITHER OF OUR DROP BOXES OUTSIDE OUR FRONT DOOR. SOIL SAMPLES COST $8.00 EACH. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR SOIL SAMPLE WITH A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO RICHMOND COUNTY EXTENSION. SOIL SAMPLES MAY BE SUBMITTED IN A ZIPLOCK BAG WITH YOUR FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL AND THE TYPE OF PLANT YOU ARE GROWING LISTED ON THE BAG.


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Augusta-Richmond County is located on the banks of the Savannah River right on the border of Georgia and South Carolina. While Augusta is well known for the prestigious Master’s Golf Tournament, it also offers a variety of art galleries, shops, music venues, and an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. Augusta is also Georgia’s second oldest city.

The University of Georgia 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 secretaries. Please stop by our office for information on the programs and resources we provide to the citizens of Augusta-Richmond County.


Extension Publications
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
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