UGA Extension Office

Home

Mission

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.


24 7 tips for eating healthy, easy exercise and saving money at foodtalk.org

Free online learning

24/7 Tips to live a more active lifestyle, shop smarter, make healthier food choices, and cook delicious meals on a budget! Receive free kitchen and fitness items.

Get Healthier Fast


Economic Slowdown
Economic Slowdown Economists at the University of Georgia say to brace yourselves for continued high prices at the grocery store in the coming months. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 2/3/2023
Georgia Farmer of the Year
Georgia Farmer of the Year Bart Davis was announced as the 2023 Georgia Farmer of the Year at the Jan. 27 Georgia Ag Forecast event. By Amanda Budd | Published: 2/2/2023
Mosquito Season Prep
Mosquito Season Prep With January rain totals well above normal across the Southeast, it is a good time to take inventory of where standing water is holding and what can be done to eliminate it. By Elmer Gray | Published: 2/1/2023
VITA Program
VITA Program Beginning Jan. 30, University of Georgia students will again provide free tax preparation services as part of the UGA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. By Cal Powell | Published: 1/31/2023
UGA Extension Alzheimers Care
UGA Extension Alzheimers Care With offices serving all 159 Georgia counties, Extension offers an array of wellness programs, services and health education that support families. By Lauren Baggett | Published: 1/30/2023
Upcoming Events
Mar 18 - Mar 19 Bacon County District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Grades Alma, GA - (61.0 miles) 4-H Project Achievement
Apr 20 - Apr 21 Georgia 4-H Area Poultry Judging Contest-Tifton 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. Participants compare their opinion of an animal against the ideal as specified by industry experts, and learn organizational skills as they compose their thoughts into a cohesive set of reasons justifying their decisions. The skills of decision making, critical thinking, and problem solving are acquired throughout the process. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/poultry/
Apr 22 - Apr 23 Southeast Junior Spring Conference for 6th-8th graders Jekyll Island, GA - (86.0 miles) 4-H Event
See All Events keyboard_arrow_right