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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

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Ben Hill County UGA Extension
Extension News
  • Covington 4-H'er Honored Covington 4-H'er Honored Lavendar Harris creates programs to share STEM with younger 4-H'ers. By Cristina deRevere | Published: 1/17/2020
  • Tomato Ancestry Tomato Ancestry Today's tomatoes are the result of two seperate domestication events. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 1/8/2020
  • Wintergreen 2020 Wintergreen 2020 Wintergreen Horticultural Trade Show and Conference will be held Jan. 21-23. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 1/11/2020
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Upcoming Events
  • Jan 30 Feral Swine Workshop & Trapping Demonstration Feral swine have become increasingly detrimental in Georgia, causing significant damage to agricultural crops and natural resources throughout the state. The partnering agencies will host eight workshops and trapping demonstrations throughout the state. Four of these workshops will be held in Southeast Georgia and four in Northeast Georgia. The first workshop of the series will be held January 30, 2020 from 9am to 1pm at Lanier County Extension Office, 162 W. Thigpen Avenue, Lakeland, GA 31635. Topics will include disease issues, swine biology, water quality issues, effective control techniques, transport issues, public health and regulations to be followed by a question and answer panel of experts. Each workshop will also include a feral swine trapping demonstration. There is no cost to attend the workshops, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required. More details and registration information is available at www.GACD.us/events. Lakeland, GA - (48.0 Miles)
  • Feb 14 Corn & Wheat Production Meeting Corn, small grains, wheat varieties. Management, disease and irrigation. Speaker will be Rome Ethredge, UGA Interim Agronomist McRae, GA - (27.0 Miles)
  • Feb 25 - Feb 26 Manager ServSafe Training UGA Sumter 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 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, both days. $140.00 Americus, GA - (68.0 Miles)
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