UGA Extension Office


Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

What's happening in Mitchell County?

Browse our website to learn more about the programs offered by UGA Cooperative Extension in our community!

4-H Summer Camp
Agriculture in Mitchell County
Georgia SAFE - Shooting Awareness Fun & Education
Walk Georgia - Move More. Live More.
Georgia 4-H
Soil samples
Household Water Quality
4-H Project Achievement
Eat Healthy. Be Active.

Extension News
Wheat Crop link Disease pressure and poor environmental conditions led to Georgia growers harvesting only 43 percent of planted area in 2016-17 season. By Julie Jernigan | Published: 3/14/2018
Canning Tips link Food not processed at the recommended pressure poses serious safety concerns that can lead to illness and even death. By Julie Jernigan, Alexis Roberts | Published: 3/13/2018
Nematodes link Root-knot nematodes feed on cotton roots and cause swelling to develop. By Julie Jernigan, Alexis Roberts, Clint Thompson | Published: 3/13/2018
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Upcoming Events
  • Mar 29 - Mar 30 Step Up and Lead @ UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center Step Up and Lead is a youth leadership conference designed and facilitated by youth development professionals for 4th-8th grade students, featuring exciting, interactive workshops that promote leadership, public speaking, teamwork, and collaboration! Schools are encouraged to register and bring student government members, club officers, or other emerging youth leaders. Tifton, GA - (51.0 Miles)
  • Apr 3 - Apr 4 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam 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. Lakeland, GA - (69.0 Miles)
  • Apr 3 Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Training Applications for this class are due in the Dougherty County office by 5:00 pm on March 9, 2018. The Master Gardener program is designed to train volunteers so that they become highly skilled individuals in the area of horticulture. Activities in a volunteer program may include, but are not limited to, environmental gardening and composting demonstrations, plant clinics, newsletters, community gardens and news articles. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. beginning April 3, 2018 and concluding on June 19, 2018 at the Dougherty County Extension office located at 125 Pine Avenue in downtown Albany, GA. The class fee of $140.00 covers all class expenses, including the MG Handbook, MG Name Badge, MG Certificate, field trips, and a one year membership in the Georgia Master Gardener Association Albany, GA - (26.0 Miles)
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Contact the Mitchell County Extension Coordinator
Brian Hayes Agriculture & Natural Resources 229-336-2066