UGA Extension Office


The Butts County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education.

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Butts County 4-H and Extension StaffButts County Staff (left to right): Bonnie McElroy, Brenda Gibson, Ashleigh Cagle, and Heidi Cashwell

Upcoming Events

  • May 30 Wild Adventures Join us for a fun day trip to Wild Adventures. Must be 9 years old and have completed 4th grade. We will leave the Butts County Extension office at 7:00 am. Please be sure to eat breakfast before we leave. It is a long drive so youth are welcome to bring cellphones/video games on the bus, however, Butts County 4-H will not be responsible for lost/stolen/damaged devices. We will enjoy a buffet lunch at Wild Adventures that is included in the admission price. The park closes at 7:00 and we plan on making a quick stop for dinner to eat on the bus. You will need to send money for dinner. Estimate time to be back at the 4-H office around 10:30 but adult leaders will communicate via text on the way home. Please ensure your child is dressed comfortably (closed-toed shoes) and within the code of conduct. Remember spending money and sunscreen.
    • Jackson, GA
  • May 31 Summer Kick Off Cook Out Join us at the 4-H office (576 Ernest Biles Dr) at 5:00 We will hike to the rec department pavilion, roast hot dogs, play fun outdoor games, and enjoy hanging out with friends. To finish out our night we will enjoy making s'mores.
    • Jackson, GA
  • Jun 1 4-H Knight @ Medieval Times Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament is one of the most fun destinations for your next knight out! We will witness live jousting, sword fighting, and incredible equestrian skills during the two-hour show. Lances splinter against shields of steel, swords spark in combat, and a champion emerges to the sound of a cheering crowd. We will leave Butts County Extension Office (576 Ernest Biles Dr) at 3:00 pm and arrive back around 9:00 pm. Youth must be 9 years old to attend without adult and be transported on the 4-H bus. Families are welcome to register for this event, however will have to provide transportation. Adult tickets can be purchased for $45. ** Price does not include Gratuity. Please send cash with youth to tip their server
    • Jackson, GA
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