Extension Agents & Secretaries



Online Calculators


Our Services

We provide testing for:
  • Soil analysis
  • Plant tissue analysis
  • Water quality
  • Animal Waste
  • Feeds and forages
  • Biosolids
  • Microbiology
  • Pesticides and hazardous waste
  • Special analysis
  • Waste water

Whether you'd like to increase your crop yield, grow healthier roses, test the quality of your drinking water, or make sure your creek isn't polluted, we can help.

To submit samples to the labs, contact your County Extension Office.

If you don't have access to an Extension office, you can order a Soil Test Kit. This is more expensive than taking your samples to an Extension office, but it may be more convenient, especially if you have a small number of samples. It also makes a great gift.

About the Labs

Our Labs

The Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories (AESL) are comprised of three cooperating units:

Our Mission

The mission of the Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories (AESL) is to provide objective analytical services to agricultural producers, consumers, and agribusinesses.

Tour our Facilities

If you're ever in the Athens area, we'd love to show you our labs. We can give tours for school groups, Extension agents and secretaries, or other laboratories. Since this is a working laboratory, we need to keep group sizes relatively small, and a tour would not be appropriate for elementary or middle school students.

Send us a message if you would like to schedule a tour.

Lab History

Soil testing is the oldest of the Extension laboratories. It began in 1951 as a mobile laboratory on wheels.