UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Meet Our ANR Agent - Campbell Vaughn

Campbell Vaughn was born in Augusta and graduated high school from Augusta Prep in 1990. Campbell earned a Bachelors of Science of Agriculture at UGA in 1994. He worked in corporate sales for 7 years in Atlanta with Georgia Pacific and Bellsouth. Then he went back to UGA for a Landscape Architecture degree and graduated with a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture. After graduating from UGA for a second time, Campbell moved back to Augusta and opened his own Landscape Architecture business called Campbell Vaughn Design Group, specializing in residential redesign.

Local Meetings

ARC Growers Meetings cover a variety of horticulture topics and is open to the public. It is held every other month starting in January and is held at different locations in Richmond County, 8:00 AM - 9 AM. Email us to be added to the notification list.

Web Links

Pesticide Information

Getting the Best of Pests - Pesticide Credits are available through the GTBOP Archives. To obtain these credits you will have to watch the webinar in the Extension office and we will witness and send in the sign in sheet. Cost is $10 per 2 hours.

Obtaining a Commercial or Private Pesticide License

Campbell's Augusta Chronicle Articles

10.10.19 Autumn berries brighten yard as summer colors fade

10.17.19 Livestock shows are a highlight of Georgia-Carolina State Fair

10.25.19 To Prune or not to prune? it depends

11.7.19 SWAG Team seeks to boost skills for women farmers

11.14.19 It's time for fall planting, Be sure to do it right

11.21.19 Wintery weather reminds of Denali, working dogs

11.27.19 Let the Christmas tree hunting begin

12.5.19 Christmas Cactus add color for the holiday

12.11.19 Animal group names might surprise you

12.19.19 Entomologist pal shares tips about ticks

01.02.20 What does 12 inches of rain really mean?

01.09.20 That loud call could be a whip-poor-will

01.16.20 How do insecticides kill those creepy crawlers?

01.23.20 Peruse blooms, enter your own at Augusta Camellia Show

01.31.20 Some bloomers are popping out now


Gardening Publications

Vegetable Planting Chart

Gardening Calendar

Soil Testing Brochure





Upcoming Events
  • Feb 28 - Mar 1 Northwest Jr/Sr Project Achievement for Grades 7-12 Northwest Jr/Sr Project Achievement for Grades 7-12 Eatonton, GA - (80.0 Miles)
  • Mar 2 Poultry Composter Workshop Poultry Composter Workshop Monday, March 2nd, 5:30pm Elbert County Extension Office Meal Provided– Please RSVP by noon Friday Feb 28th Learn about the benefits of composting with the experts! Dr. Casey Ritz—UGA Poultry Specialist Nutrient management plans and composting demonstration. Raymond Fitzpatrick/Patrick Marcellino—UGA Extension EQIP Grant Funding—Greg Jameson, NRCS Designing composting facilities and managing mortality, - Deena Roberts, NRCS Elbert County Extension Office 1088 Ruckersville Road, Elberton, GA To RSVP for the workshop, please email, or call 706-283-2037 Sponsored By: Farm Bureau of Elbert, Franklin, Hart, and Madison Counties Elberton, GA - (68.0 Miles)
  • Mar 6 - Mar 9 Northeast Junior/Senior District Project Achievement (7th - 12th Grades) Competition for 7th - 12th graders. Eatonton, GA - (80.0 Miles)
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Below are some of UGA Extension's most broadly useful resources for those involved in agriculture on the farm, in schools, and around the home.

Production Agriculture:
Statewide Variety Testing
Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
UGA Weather Network
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
Pesticide Safety Education
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
Farmgate Value Report
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
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Home & Garden:
Soil Testing
Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
Pest Management
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
Household Water Quality
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
Home Garden Publication Series
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.