Office Closed to the public until April 16th due to COVID-19.
We will still answer phone calls and process soil tests - please leave in the mailbox outside and we will bill you for the sample.
The Ben Hill County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education.
Some of our services include:
- Soil Tests & Water Tests
- Researched-Based Advice for Production Crops
- 4-H Summer Camps
- 4-H Competitive Events
Have questions or want to know more?
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Apr 3 - Apr 4 Cancelled-Spring Home & Garden Show A fun family event featuring award winning products and services for the home and garden. Plants, yard accessories, pots, and more! Free educational activities for children. Perry, GA - (57.0 Miles)
Apr 7 - Apr 8 Hay & Baleage Short Course Weed control, sprayer calibration & cleanout, Inoculants and preservatives, matching forage to animal needs, forage testing, soil testing, compaction, & moisture testing, Ag technology, using a Lightbar, UAV demo and variable rate fertilizer. Speakers will be: Dr Lisa Baxter, Brooke Hampton, Wheeler County Agent; Jennifer Miller, Jeff Davis County Agent and Steven Powell, Treutlen County Agent Alamo, GA - (35.0 Miles)
Apr 16 - Apr 17 (Postponed) Area Poultry Judging-Toombs County Poultry judging is an evaluation event in which students learn and understand standards used in poultry and egg production and marketing, and to apply the standards in a realistic decision-making situation. During the contest, participants judge both live specimens and market poultry, identify parts of birds already prepared for market, and evaluate eggs as to their quality and readiness for market. For at least one class, typically a live production class, participants are asked to justify their placing decisions through a set of oral reasons. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/poultry/ Lyons, GA - (61.0 Miles)