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Welcome to Early County!

UGA Extension helps Georgians become healthier, more productive, financially independent and environmentally responsible. Extension agents stay in touch with issues relevant to people in local communities through county Extension offices.

In the Early county Extension office we are fortunate to have three agents and offer programming in:

  • Agriculture & Natural Resurces,
  • 4-H Youth Development
  • Family & Consumer Sciences

Some of our services include:

  • Soil and Water Tests
  • Research-based Advice for Production Crops
  • 4-H Projects and Summer Camps
  • Health Programs like Walk Georgia
  • Food Safety Programs like ServSafe

Feel free to browse through our information, and contact us by phone or email with any questions!

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Upcoming Events in the Area


  • Oct 6
  • 8:30 AM | Blakely, GA
  • Learn basic food safety practices for preparing and serving food. You will learn about basic food safety, personal hygiene, cross-contamination & allergens, time & temperature, and cleaning & sanitation. IMPORTANT: This course is designed for food service employees, and will NOT meet Georgia Department of Public Health certification requirements for food service managers.
  • Oct 7
  • 10:00 AM | Manchester, GA
  • Participants who complete this class and pass the exams will receive the egg candling certificate from the Georgia Department of Agriculture that is required for small egg producers to sell their eggs to individuals, or at a farmers market. The class will last about four hours, including one hour of classroom instruction, followed by a written examination and a hands-on candling examination. Ben Pitts, from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, will be the instructor.
  • Oct 10
  • 8:30 AM | Blakely, GA
  • Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF.
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Extension News


  • Peanut Maturity Testing
  • Published 9/28/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • As summer turns to fall, UGA Extension agents counsel farmers on when to dig their peanuts.
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  • Service Learning
  • Published 9/28/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
  • High school students learn about college and high-tech science with UGA students.
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  • Grape Harvest
  • Published 9/27/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • Georgia's growing wine and vineyard industry is staking its claim on the state's terroir.
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