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

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
  • Oct 24 Learning Hand Embroidery Embroidery is showing up everywhere! Come learn how to hand embroider on clothes, pillowcases, jackets, etc. We will learn the basic stitches and you can complete your own project to show off. My Grandmother taught me how to embroider years ago, and I am so excited to see that is the new trend. If you have something you want to embroider, such as a pair of jeans or jacket, bring it to class with you, or I will also have pillowcases and other items here if you want to go that route. I will have the hoops, needles, and thread needed to complete the projects. I'm so excited. Come join us!! Albany, GA - (35.0 Miles)
  • Oct 26 Apple and Cheese Tasting Come try some of the more exotic cheese and apple varieties at our annual taste testing party. Come sample cheeses recommended by our local Publix cheese experts. You will have a rating sheet to complete and take home with you that notes your new favorites to purchase. Register early; this class fills up quick! Albany, GA - (35.0 Miles)
  • Nov 1 Cooking for a Lifetime Cancer Prevention Cooking School Learn about reducing the risk of cancer; who should get screened for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer; how to get screened. Free cookbook, Recipe tasting and PRIZES. *All who attend will be entered into a drawing for one of two fitness kits valued at $30 each. McRae, GA - (55.0 Miles)
  • Nov 7 - Nov 8 Area 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging - Perry Area 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging - Houston County Perry, GA - (67.0 Miles)
  • Nov 11 - Nov 12 SW District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Graders 4-H Members in 4th-6th grades will compete for honors in their project area of interest. Youth sign up at their County Extension 4-H Office in early fall to develop his/her project and prepare for the competition. There are over 50 projects to choose from. Youth learn powerful research, writing and oral presentation skills. Youth may also choose to compete in a performing arts project (singing, dancing) or demonstrate culinary skills in a foods lab project. Moultrie, GA - (24.0 Miles)
  • Nov 11 - Nov 12 Cloverleaf District Project Achievement (4th - 6th Grade) Cloverleaf District Project Achievement (4th - 6th Grade) Lyons, GA - (89.0 Miles)
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Extension News
  • Agricultural Awareness Day link Hands-on demonstrations and educational opportunities provide local elementary school students with modern agricultural knowledge. By Julie Jernigan | Published: 10/20/2017
  • 'Bolivian Sunset' link A native of Bolivia and Peru, this ground cover is cold hardy from zones 8 and up. By Julie Jernigan, Norman Winter | Published: 10/19/2017
  • Sunbelt Expo link The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo, an annual event that celebrates agriculture, showcases research and facilitates agricultural education, concludes Thursday in Moultrie, Georgia. By Julie Jernigan, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson | Published: 10/18/2017
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