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The Thomas County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education.

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Thomas County 4-H Hippology Team - Third Place Overall at State!

The Concrete Cowboys Project

4-H members in Thomas County recently had a chance to experience Generosity first hand through the “Concrete Cowboys” Project. Read the article for further information.


Upcoming Events
  • Mar 12 The Plan for Solar in Georgia: An Opportunity to Provide Your Input Georgia Tech, Emory and UGA have come together to develop a model solar zoning ordinance to provide county and city officials and other decision-makers in Georgia access to best practices and a common baseline from which to work. To ensure transparency and neutrality in developing the model ordinance, we have scheduled a series of public meetings to give all interested parties a voice in the process. We welcome your attendance at any and all of the meetings, where we will solicit your input on the draft ordinance, and discuss the opportunities, concerns, and envisioned outcomes. These meetings will also introduce the Renewable Energy Technical Assistance Program (ReTAP) a USDA funded program at the University of Georgia which provides technical assistance and education to individuals, businesses, and communities interested in deploying solar and other renewable energy projects. Tifton, GA - (55.0 Miles)
  • 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 - (58.0 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 - (54.0 Miles)
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