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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
Agricultural Awareness Day link Hands-on demonstrations and educational opportunities provide local elementary school students with modern agricultural knowledge. By Julie Jernigan | Published: 10/20/2017
'Bolivian Sunset' link A native of Bolivia and Peru, this ground cover is cold hardy from zones 8 and up. By Julie Jernigan, Norman Winter | Published: 10/19/2017
Sunbelt Expo link The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo, an annual event that celebrates agriculture, showcases research and facilitates agricultural education, concludes Thursday in Moultrie, Georgia. By Julie Jernigan, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson | Published: 10/18/2017
Energy Savers link Trees create shade in the summer and block slow winds in the winter. By Julie Jernigan, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Mary Carol Sheffield | Published: 10/17/2017
Exotic Pest Meeting link UGA Griffin campus to host meeting of exotic pest plant professionals. By Julie Jernigan, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Mary Carol Sheffield, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 10/17/2017
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Upcoming Events
Nov 1 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.
Nov 11 - Nov 12 SW District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Graders Moultrie, GA - (70.0 miles) 4-H Members in 4th-6th grades will compete for honors in their project area of interest. Youth sign up at their County Extension 4-H Office in early fall to develop his/her project and prepare for the competition. There are over 50 projects to choose from. Youth learn powerful research, writing and oral presentation skills. Youth may also choose to compete in a performing arts project (singing, dancing) or demonstrate culinary skills in a foods lab project.
Nov 28 - Nov 29 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
Dec 5 - Dec 6 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.
Dec 12 - Dec 13 SW 4-H Agent Update Tifton, GA - (69.0 miles) SW 4-H Agent Update
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