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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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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
Precision Ag Specialist
Precision Ag Specialist Simerjeet "Simer" Virk is now an assistant professor and precision agriculture Extension specialist at UGA-Tifton. By Josh Paine | Published: 8/13/2020
No insect apocalypse
No insect apocalypse Long-term ecological site study shows no net insect changes By Josh Paine | Published: 8/11/2020
COVID-19 Cell Immunity
COVID-19 Cell Immunity First study to show taste bud cell immunity from contact with virus particle. By Charlene Betourney | Published: 8/10/2020
Bauske ASHS Award
Bauske ASHS Award Bauske earns American Society of Horticultural Science’s 2020 Extension Educator of the Year Award. By Josh Paine | Published: 8/10/2020
COVID-19 Strategies
COVID-19 Strategies Food Science and Technology researchers examine relevant studies to identify and share practicable information for use in the food industry. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 8/6/2020
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Upcoming Events
Aug 19 - Aug 20 Southwest District 4-H Update Tifton, GA - (69.0 miles) Staff Training
Sep 16 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)
Oct 7 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)
Oct 14 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)
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