UGA Extension Office



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
Smart Irrigation App
Smart Irrigation App link Pecan producers could increase yields by using a smart irrigation app to save water. By Clint Thompson | Published: 11/13/2019
Wildlife Contest
Wildlife Contest link Students learn critical thinking skills, science, life skills through wildlife program. By Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere | Published: 11/1/2019
Talbot Team
Talbot Team link Nutrition educator and 4-H leader join UGA Extension team in Talbot County. By Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 11/8/2019
October Climate
October Climate link October's warm, wet weather helped ease Georgia's late summer drought. By Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere, Sharon Dowdy, Pam Knox | Published: 11/7/2019
Ambrosia Beetles
Ambrosia Beetles link Entomologists aim to eradicate problems created by ambrosia beetles on pecan, ornamental and fruit trees. By Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere, Sharon Dowdy, Pam Knox, Maria Sellers | Published: 11/4/2019
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Upcoming Events
Mar 11 - Mar 12 Step Up and Lead at UGA Tifton Campus Tifton, GA - (62.0 miles) Georgia Student Leadership Conference: -designed and facilitated by youth development professionals -for 4th-8th grade students -features hands-on, engaging workshops -builds leadership, public speaking, teamwork, and collaboration skills
Mar 28 - Mar 29 Bacon County District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Grades ALMA, GA - (61.0 miles) Bacon County District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Grades
Apr 17 - Apr 18 Area Poultry Judging-Tift County Tifton, GA - (69.0 miles) 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.
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