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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.


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2022 Foundation Fellow Luke Hendrix
2022 Foundation Fellow Luke Hendrix When not outside hunting, fishing, playing a round of basketball with friends or competing as a state-level varsity swimmer, Luke Hendrix has had his eye on a different prize: attending the University of Georgia, just like his dad. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/24/2022
New FoodPIC director
New FoodPIC director Food technology entrepreneur James Gratzek will serve as the next director of the Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/23/2022
Research Farms Open House
Research Farms Open House Athens-area residents familiar with driving past two University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research farms will soon have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn more about CAES’ role in the future of farming. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/22/2022
Ratcliffe Scholars
Ratcliffe Scholars Established by a generous endowment by the David and Tom Ratcliffe families in honor of Thomas Jackson Ratcliffe Jr., the Ratcliffe Scholars Program provides funding for forward-thinking students to engage in formative, out-of-classroom opportunities to enrich their college education. By Caroline Hinton | Published: 6/21/2022
Test home for radon
Test home for radon Radon is a leading cause of lung cancer By Cal Powell | Published: 6/20/2022
Upcoming Events
Nov 1 - Nov 2 Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Area Contest Tifton, GA - (69.0 miles) 4-H Event
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