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Lowndes County offers a variety of services including soil and water testing. Our 4-H program keeps students from 5th -12 grade active with a variety of community service activities and learning opportunities. Check out our Agriculture & Natural Resources page and 4-H Youth Development page for more information.  

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Lowndes County Extension is hiring a 4-H Educator! If you have a desire to work with youth in Lowndes County and have a bachelor's degree, apply for the Lowndes County 4-H Educator position.

Burton Sea Turtle
Burton Sea Turtle Environmental Education staff at the Burton 4-H Center care for sea turtles that do not successfully make their initial voyage to the ocean as hatchlings through a partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, which grants permits and permission for these stragglers to be raised at the center until they are ready to live in the wild on their own. By Josie Smith | Published: 9/23/2022
Georgia 4-H AmeriCorps
Georgia 4-H AmeriCorps Georgia 4-H received a grant of $496,800, the fourth-largest AmeriCorps state grant awarded in Georgia. By Maria M. Lameiras, Josie Smith | Published: 9/19/2022
Controlled Environment Agriculture
Controlled Environment Agriculture Next time you sit down to a crisp, green salad, take a moment to think about where your leafy greens come from. By Eric Butterman | Published: 9/16/2022
Protecting Pollinators conference
Protecting Pollinators conference The Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes conference will come to Athens, Georgia, from Oct. 10 through 12. By Amanda Budd | Published: 9/13/2022
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Upcoming Events
Nov 1 - Nov 2 Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Area Contest Tifton, GA - (52.0 miles) 4-H Event
Nov 1 - Nov 2 Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Area Contest Tifton, GA - (52.0 miles) 4-H Event
Nov 10 Landscape Professionals Update 2022 Albany, GA - (74.0 miles) Annual Bluegrass Control: Herbicide Selection and Resistance Management - Dr. Patrick McCullough, UGA Weed Science Turfgrass Management for Fall - Dr. Clint Waltz, UGA Turfgrass Specialist UGA Turfgrass Breeding Program - Dr. Brian Schwartz, UGA Institute of Plant Breeding Weed Control in the Landscape - Dr. Mark Czarnota, UGA Weed Science Fall & Spring Activities for Turfgrass Disease Management - Dr. Alfredo Martinez, UGA Plant Pathologist Pesticide Recertification Credit available for Categories: 21 (2 hrs), 23 (2 hrs), 24 (2 hrs), 27 (2 hrs) and Private (1 hr). Program is limited to 50 participants. Program will be held at the Georgia Federal-State Inspection Service at 951 Pecan Grove Dr., Albany, GA 31701 Across from the Albany Airport on Newton Road. EARLY BIRD PRICING! On or before OCT 27, 2022 = $55.00 each After OCT 27, 2022 = $65.00 each
Apr 20 - Apr 21 Georgia 4-H Area Poultry Judging Contest-Tifton Tifton, GA - (52.0 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.
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