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UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

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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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2021 D.W. Brooks Lecture
2021 D.W. Brooks Lecture The 2021 D.W. Brooks Lecture and Awards will honor this year's award winners and feature a talk by the UN FAO's first chief scientist, Ismahane Elouafi. By Leslie Matos | Published: 10/14/2021
HFIM and Georgia Center
HFIM and Georgia Center Students in UGA's hospitality and food industry management degree program in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences get hands-on experience interning at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. By Émilie Gille | Published: 10/14/2021
Bayer Youth Ag Summit
Bayer Youth Ag Summit One hundred delegates representing more than 40 countries will meet this November for a virtual global forum. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 10/13/2021
Student Profile: Tabitha Lomotey
Student Profile: Tabitha Lomotey When plant breeders talk about the benefits of their work, they usually focus on the benefits to the farmers. Higher yielding varieties that can withstand abiotic and biotic stresses such as drought or diseases bring both food and income security for farmers. But Tabitha Lomotey, who grew up in the city, talks about the consumer, how bringing more food to market makes lower prices for food insecure people who need to stretch their cash as far as they can. By Allison Floyd | Published: 10/12/2021
Aflatoxin course
Aflatoxin course Though scientists have known the source of aflatoxin for decades – fungi that infect crops like groundnut and maize and leave behind toxin – more work needs to be done to keep aflatoxin out of the food supply. That work involves educating producers and aggregators about proven ways to minimize the risk of fungal infection, continuing to build testing infrastructure and researching ways to fight contamination from the field to storage to manufacturing. To continue to spread basic knowledge of aflatoxin, the By Allison Floyd | Published: 10/12/2021
Upcoming Events
Nov 1 - Nov 2 Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Area Contest Tifton, GA - (69.0 miles) 4-H Event
Nov 13 - Nov 14 Cloverleaf DPA - SW Tifton, GA - (69.0 miles) 4-H Project Achievement
Mar 26 - Mar 27 Cloverleaf District Project Achievement - Northwest Douglasville, GA - (58.0 miles) 4-H Project Achievement
Apr 22 - Apr 23 Area Poultry Judging-Tift County Tifton, GA - (69.0 miles) https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/poultry/
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