UGA Extension Office



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
Grazing School 2017 link Advanced grazing school promises to get into the weeds on topics including advanced fencing systems and soil health. By Dennis Hancock | Published: 8/17/2017
Brown-eyed Susan link Brown-eyed Susan is native to most of the country and cold hardy from Texas to Minnesota. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter | Published: 8/17/2017
Drink Water link Unless you are an athlete, sports drinks are not the best choice for staying hydrated. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter, Alexis Roberts | Published: 8/17/2017
Peanut Crop link According to UGA Extension agronomist Scott Monfort, there are 828,000 certified peanut acres planted in Georgia this year. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter, Alexis Roberts, Clint Thompson | Published: 8/17/2017
New Faculty Tour link Tour stops at UGA Griffin and Tifton campuses. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter, Alexis Roberts, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson | Published: 8/10/2017
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Upcoming Events
Sep 16 10th Annual Kids Dig It Valdosta, GA - (32.0 miles) Lowndes County 4-H invites you to the 10th annual Kids Dig It in Valdosta, GA. This is an exciting family outing for kids of all ages. Your kids will enjoy sitting and riding in heavy construction equipment like excavators, front end loaders, bull dozers and much more under the supervision of trained technicians. Other heavy equipment exhibits will be on hand for demonstration as well as games, a visit from Bob the Builder, concessions and much more. Cost is $5.00 per person and all funds go to support Lowndes County 4-H.
Sep 19 - Sep 20 SW showCAES 2017 Tifton, GA - (69.0 miles) Calling all high school students interested in exploring degree programs offered via the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Students and parents will have the chance to explore majors, talk to financial aid and admission counselors, as well as meet faculty, staff, and current students.
Sep 19 Southwest ShowCAES Tifton, GA - (62.0 miles) ShowCAES is a UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) recruitment event designed to expose students to opportunities within CAES (majors, study abroad, etc.). Our goal is to provide information to help parents and students with the college decision making process. In addition, we will also host breakout sessions focusing on the freshman and transfer application process to UGA. This event is for high school and transfer college students as well as parents. A meal will be provided.
Oct 3 - Oct 4 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.
Oct 18 Cooking for a Lifetime Cancer Prevention Cooking School McRae, GA - (87.0 miles) Learn about reducing the risk of cancer; who should get screened for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer; how to get screened. Free cookbook, Recipe tasting and PRIZES. *All who attend will be entered into a drawing for one of two fitness kits valued at $30 each.
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