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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
Georgia Pecan Crop link Damage from Irma could impact Georgia's crop next growing season. By Clint Thompson | Published: 1/16/2018
SE District Director link Veteran FACS agent, leader named head of UGA Extension in southeast Georgia. By Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 1/10/2018
Car Seat Safety link Agents in Telfair and Tattnall counties teach car seat safety classes to help keep children as safe as possible. By Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Julie Jernigan | Published: 1/9/2018
Peanut Farm Show link UGA Peanut Team will hold seminar to give producers a glimpse into the upcoming growing season. By Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Julie Jernigan, Clint Thompson | Published: 1/9/2018
Whitetail Nutrition link Natural forage and supplemental food sources combine to keep whitetail deer thriving. By Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Julie Jernigan, Clint Thompson, Michael Anthony Foster | Published: 1/9/2018
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Upcoming Events
Jan 17 Pesticide Recertification Credits for Commercial and Private Applicators Woodbine, GA - (72.0 miles) Speakers include: Proper Pruning for Healthy and Beautiful Landscape Shrubs and Small Trees Rick Smith, Pruning Guru, Inc. Boxwood Blight: Identification and Management Strategies Patrick Mawhinney, Prestige Shrub Tree & Turf Pre-registration required. Please call 912-576-3219 to register Light refreshments will be provided. Earn 2 CEUs in CAT 21, 23, 24, 32, 37, or 10 (private) Cost: $10 Fee is waived for city and county employees
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.
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