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University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Tift County provides a variety of educational programs and client services to the residents of our county. We are dedicated to helping people find answers to questions related to the following areas:


Upcoming Events
  • Jan 30 - Jan 31 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 - (41.0 Miles)
  • Jan 30 2018 Southeast Georga Master Cattleman Program Eight week cattle management course beginning January 30 - March 20, 2018 covering multiple topics including: Nutrition, Improving Reproduction, Forage, Beef Industry Economics, External Parasites, Farm Facilities & Fencing Methods, Beef Quality Assurance, Understanding the Beef We Produce, Heard Health , Diseases and Biosecurity Concerns, Sire & Female Selection, Georgia Cattleman's Update, Record Keeping and UGA Programs. Participants must attend six of the eight sessions to receive a certificate of completion and UGA Master Cattleman Cap. Alamo, GA - (63.0 Miles)
  • Feb 5 - Feb 6 ServSafe Restaurant Manager Food Safety Certification You can improve your food safety and sanitation skills through a nationally recognized food safety sanitation course. The class is 16 hours by a Certified ServSafe Trainer of UGA Family and Consumer Sciences, Suzanne Williams. This course meets the new GA Food Code requirements and is certified through the National Restaurant Association and includes the course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instruction, and refreshments. Successful completion of the exam provides certification. The class fee of $140.00 includes course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instructions, and refreshments. Lunch is on your own. Albany, GA - (35.0 Miles)
  • Feb 6 2018 Southeast Georgia Master Cattleman Program Eight week cattle management course beginning January 30 - March 20, 2018 covering multiple topics including: Nutrition, Improving Reproduction, Forage, Beef Industry Economics, External Parasites, Farm Facilities & Fencing Methods, Beef Quality Assurance, Understanding the Beef We Produce, Heard Health , Diseases and Biosecurity Concerns, Sire & Female Selection, Georgia Cattleman's Update, Record Keeping and UGA Programs. Participants must attend six of the eight sessions to receive a certificate of completion and UGA Master Cattleman Cap. Alamo, GA - (63.0 Miles)
  • Feb 13 2018 Southeast Georgia Master Cattleman Program Eight week cattle management course beginning January 30 - March 20, 2018 covering multiple topics including: Nutrition, Improving Reproduction, Forage, Beef Industry Economics, External Parasites, Farm Facilities & Fencing Methods, Beef Quality Assurance, Understanding the Beef We Produce, Heard Health , Diseases and Biosecurity Concerns, Sire & Female Selection, Georgia Cattleman's Update, Record Keeping and UGA Programs. Participants must attend six of the eight sessions to receive a certificate of completion and UGA Master Cattleman Cap. Alamo, GA - (63.0 Miles)
  • Feb 20 2018 Southeast Georgia Master Cattleman Program Eight week cattle management course beginning January 30 - March 20, 2018 covering multiple topics including: Nutrition, Improving Reproduction, Forage, Beef Industry Economics, External Parasites, Farm Facilities & Fencing Methods, Beef Quality Assurance, Understanding the Beef We Produce, Heard Health , Diseases and Biosecurity Concerns, Sire & Female Selection, Georgia Cattleman's Update, Record Keeping and UGA Programs. Participants must attend six of the eight sessions to receive a certificate of completion and UGA Master Cattleman Cap. Alamo, GA - (63.0 Miles)
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Extension News
  • Sod Prices link Georgia turfgrass growers say the price of sod should remain steady this year. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 1/18/2018
  • Avian Flu Alert link Backyard chickens at risk as avian flu detected in wild duck in south Georgia. By Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon | Published: 1/17/2018
  • Pollinator Habitats link Plant trees for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. By Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton | Published: 12/15/2017
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