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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.


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
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
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
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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
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. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/poultry/
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