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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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Mosquito Season Ongoing
Mosquito Season Ongoing Residents should be sure to prevent mosquitoes from getting inside as temperatures cool and we open windows again. By Elmer Gray | Published: 9/30/2022
Joro Watch Initiative
Joro Watch Initiative According to a team of University of Georgia experts collecting data about the spiders through the newly formed Joro Watch initiative, it’s best to put down the stick (for now) and pick up a camera. By Jordan Powers | Published: 9/29/2022
NIH Funds TBI Research
NIH Funds TBI Research Two faculty members in UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center, Steven Stice and Franklin West, have been awarded multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health totaling $1.1 million to study potential treatments for traumatic brain injury. By Charlene Betourney | Published: 9/28/2022
Urban Bee Conservation
Urban Bee Conservation A mix of buildings and forest increases the number of species of bees in a given area. By Amanda Budd | Published: 9/27/2022
Poultry Litter
Poultry Litter New research between UGA's Department of Poultry Science and the U.S. National Poultry Research Center has found that reusing poultry litter can help bolster the birds' immune system and help prevent the transfer of antibiotic resistance between bacterial species. By Emily S Davenport | Published: 9/26/2022
Upcoming Events
Nov 1 - Nov 2 Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Area Contest Tifton, GA - (69.0 miles) 4-H Event
Nov 1 - Nov 2 Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Area Contest Tifton, GA - (69.0 miles) 4-H Event
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/
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