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Cooperative Extension is an outreach branch of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Family and Consumer Sciences and Georgia 4-H. Our office serves the residents of Echols County with unbiased, research-based education in the areas of agriculture, natural resources, family development, housing/home environment, and youth development.


Extension News
Sod Prices link Georgia turfgrass growers say the price of sod should remain steady this year. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 1/18/2018
Avian Flu Alert link Backyard chickens at risk as avian flu detected in wild duck in south Georgia. By Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon | Published: 1/17/2018
Pollinator Habitats link Plant trees for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. By Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton | Published: 12/15/2017
Georgia Pecan Crop link Damage from Irma could impact Georgia's crop next growing season. By Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton, Clint Thompson | Published: 1/16/2018
Pesticide Safety Outreach link Pesticide safety emerges as highlight of international environmental health conference. By Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton, Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon | Published: 1/14/2018
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Upcoming Events
Jan 30 - Jan 31 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam Lakeland, GA - (28.0 miles) Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF.
Feb 21 - Feb 22 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam Tifton, GA - (69.0 miles) UGA Tift County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. The training is from 8:30am - 5:00pm, both days. $140.00
Mar 24 - Mar 25 Cloverleaf District Project Achievement (4th - 6th Grade) Alma, GA - (61.0 miles) Cloverleaf District Project Achievement (4th - 6th Grade)
Mar 29 - Mar 30 Step Up and Lead @ UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center Tifton, GA - (62.0 miles) Step Up and Lead is a youth leadership conference designed and facilitated by youth development professionals for 4th-8th grade students, featuring exciting, interactive workshops that promote leadership, public speaking, teamwork, and collaboration! Schools are encouraged to register and bring student government members, club officers, or other emerging youth leaders.
Apr 17 - Apr 18 SW District Leadership in Action Competition Tifton, GA - (62.0 miles) Judges will review LIA applications and conduct in-person interviews of high school applicants.
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