Brooks County Extension is dedicated to connecting Brooks County citizens, Ag Commodity producers and residents with the latest agriculture news, 4-H updates and alerts. This information is provided by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and based upon the most current research conducted at UGA.
Some of our most common services include:
We also publish a Quarterly Community Newsletter:
In response to Governor Kemp's Shelter In Place order, UGA/Brooks County Extension Service office will be closed through April 13th. However, we are working remotely & teleworking to serve Brooks County citizens. For Agricultural related questions please call Stephanie @ 305-7047 or Michasia @ 305-3003. For 4-H questions please call Andrea @ 977-1918. All other office calls will be forwarding to Kelly Allen, Administrative Assistant, for immediate assistance. Thank you
Apr 17 - Apr 18 (Postponed) Area Poultry Judging-Tift 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/ Tifton, GA - (47.0 Miles)
May 14 Backyard Flock Management & Disease Prevention The first session in the South Georgia Poultry Series, join us for an evening class about how to properly manage your backyard flock and prevent disease. Class will be taught by Dr. Casey Ritz (UGA Poultry Science) at the Lanier County Extension Office. ($15 for all three sessions) Lakeland, GA - (32.0 Miles)
May 21 Small Flock Processing, Food Safety, & Carcass Cut-Up Lab The second session in the South Georgia Poultry Series, join us for an evening class about processing your own birds, how to maintain food safety, and how to cut whole birds. Class will be taught by Dr. Brian Kiepper (UGA Poultry Science) at the Lanier County Extension Office. ($15 for all three sessions) Lakeland, GA - (32.0 Miles)
VISTA Anniversary Many VISTA workers become full-time UGA Extension employees.
Virtual EE Environmental education lessons from Georgia 4-H aren't stopped by pandemic.
COVID-19 Farm Safety Producers should educate workers on COVID-19 symptoms, how it spreads and how to reduce the spread of the disease.