UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Areas where your Fannin County agent can help you include:

  • Horticulture and Landscaping
  • Soil Testing Service
  • Water Quality Analyses
  • Pond Management
  • Plant Disease Diagnosis
  • Weed Identification
  • Insect Identification
  • Row Crops and Pastures
  • Master Gardener Program

Contact us for more information! 

Testing Services

UGA Extension - Fannin provides testing services through The University of Georgia. There are many types of tests available such as water, soil, chicken litter, plant tissue, and radon.

Please contact the office at 706-632-3061 to learn test options, pricing, packaging, and office hours for bringing in your test samples. Results are usually available in 8 - 10 business days.

Soil Testing 

Soil Testing the Easy Way for instructions on taking a soil sample.

Soil tests are $9 per sample.

Soil tests provide information on the soil's actual nutrient status and are used to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added to the soil for the desired crop.

Water Testing

  • Basic Mineral - $23
  • Bacteria Test - $46
  • Radon - $40

Please contact the office to find out what other water tests are available.



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

Home & Garden

    • picture of soil testing bags, one of the services that UGA Extension provides
    • 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.
    • Homeowner Edition of the PEst Management Handbook
    • Pest Management
    • Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
    • UGA Extension Home Garden Publication Cover image
    • Home Garden Publication Series
    • Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease & insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
    • UGA Extension Native Plants for Georgia Publication
    • Native Plants for Georgia
    • Detailed information on native trees, shrubs and woody vines in Georgia, focusing on those available in the nursery trade.
    • Household water quality publication series cover image
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Students Working On A School Garden Image
    • 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.