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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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Extension News
Healthy Homes
Healthy Homes From which disinfectants to use to how to properly wash your hands, UGA scientists cover the bases on COVID-19 concerns. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn | Published: 3/26/2020
Takeout Safer
Takeout Safer Foodborne exposure to virus is not a route of transmission, FDA says. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn, Cal Powell | Published: 3/26/2020
Cotton Market
Cotton Market Producers urged to pay close attention to the market, strategize on cost-cutting and improving productivity. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn, Cal Powell, Yangxuan Liu | Published: 3/24/2020
Daily Lessons
Daily Lessons Lessons are being emailed to students daily from Georgia 4-H educators. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn, Cal Powell, Yangxuan Liu, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 3/24/2020
Home Workouts
Home Workouts UGA Extension specialist offers ideas to maintain health, well-being. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn, Cal Powell, Yangxuan Liu, Sharon Dowdy, Josh Paine | Published: 3/23/2020
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Upcoming Events
Apr 17 - Apr 18 (Postponed) 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. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/poultry/
Apr 18 - Apr 20 Cancelled - Southeast Junior Spring Conference for 6th-8th graders Jekyll Island, GA - (86.0 miles) 4-H Event for 6th-8th graders.
May 14 Backyard Flock Management & Disease Prevention Lakeland, GA - (28.0 miles) 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)
May 21 Small Flock Processing, Food Safety, & Carcass Cut-Up Lab Lakeland, GA - (28.0 miles) 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)
May 28 Layers & Their Behavior / Egg Quality Lab Lakeland, GA - (28.0 miles) The third session in the South Georgia Poultry Series, join us for an evening class about managing laying hens. Class will be taught by Dr. Claudia Dunkley (UGA Poultry Science) at the Lanier County Extension Office. ($15 for all three sessions)
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