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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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Starting a Garden
Starting a Garden For newbies and experienced gardeners alike, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agent Laura Ney walks through the fundamental steps for establishing a home garden. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 5/22/2024
Value-Add
Value-Add The University of Georgia's new Value-Addition Institute for Business Expansion, or VIBE, will bring value-added markets to rural parts of Georgia, providing farmers with resources through education and financial assistance to help them move from fresh packing to value-added processing. By Lillian Dickens | Published: 5/21/2024
Research Awards
Research Awards Two doctoral students and two master’s students in the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences were honored with awards for outstanding research after placing in the 2024 E. Broadus Browne Research Competition. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 5/20/2024
2024 Cicada Emergence
2024 Cicada Emergence The Great Southern Brood is the largest periodical cicada brood in North America, covering at least a dozen states in the Southeast. By Jordan Powers | Published: 5/15/2024
CURO Symposium
CURO Symposium The CURO program supports students in discovering and seizing opportunities, selecting mentors, and showcasing and disseminating research. By Olivia Randall | Published: 5/14/2024

Upcoming Events

Jun 6 Introduction to Home Canning: Blueberry Jam Thomasville, GA - (75.0 miles) Join FACS Agent Olivia Tumlin for an interactive learning session on the basics of water bath canning! We will be canning blueberry jam! The registration fee includes the verified recipe, instruction, and preserved Blueberry Jam.
Jun 17 CPR Certification Class Cairo, GA - (84.0 miles) UGA Extension Grady County - FACS, in collaboration with Grady County Emergency Medical Services, will be hosting a CPR Certification Class on Monday, June 17, 2024 from 9 AM - 12 PM. Please contact Grady County FACS Extension Agent, Janette Burkes, at 229-377-1312 for more information.
Jul 6 Meet Me In The Garden Brunswick, GA - (84.0 miles) Please join the Glynn County Master Gardener Volunteers at the Madge Merritt 4-H Teaching Garden! On the first Saturday of each month, they will host a brief educational presentation, tours of the research plots, and field any questions that you may have about your own lawn and garden! Bring along pictures to help them see the issues you are facing. If you have any questions, you may reach out to 912-554-7577 or glynnmgev@uga.edu Topics will be updated as they are assigned. May change throughout. Follow our Facebook event page to stay up-to-date
Aug 6 Meet Me In The Garden Brunswick, GA - (84.0 miles) Please join the Glynn County Master Gardener Volunteers at the Madge Merritt 4-H Teaching Garden! On the first Saturday of each month, they will host a brief educational presentation, tours of the research plots, and field any questions that you may have about your own lawn and garden! Bring along pictures to help them see the issues you are facing. If you have any questions, you may reach out to 912-554-7577 or glynnmgev@uga.edu Topics will be updated as they are assigned. May change throughout. Follow our Facebook event page to stay up-to-date
Sep 6 Meet Me In The Garden Brunswick, GA - (84.0 miles) Please join the Glynn County Master Gardener Volunteers at the Madge Merritt 4-H Teaching Garden! On the first Saturday of each month, they will host a brief educational presentation, tours of the research plots, and field any questions that you may have about your own lawn and garden! Bring along pictures to help them see the issues you are facing. If you have any questions, you may reach out to 912-554-7577 or glynnmgev@uga.edu Topics will be updated as they are assigned. May change throughout. Follow our Facebook event page to stay up-to-date