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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
  • Aug 23 - Aug 24 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)
  • Sep 12 - Sep 13 SW Area Forestry Field Day SW Area Forestry Field Day Shellman, GA - (63.0 Miles)
  • Sep 13 - Sep 14 ServSafe® Spanish 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. Event website:http://extension.uga.edu/calendar/?containstext=servsafe Moultrie, GA - (25.0 Miles)
  • Sep 13 - Sep 14 ServSafe® Spanish 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. Event website:http://extension.uga.edu/calendar/?containstext=servsafe Moultrie, GA - (25.0 Miles)
  • Sep 16 10th Annual Kids Dig It Lowndes County 4-H invites you to the 10th annual Kids Dig It in Valdosta, GA. This is an exciting family outing for kids of all ages. Your kids will enjoy sitting and riding in heavy construction equipment like excavators, front end loaders, bull dozers and much more under the supervision of trained technicians. Other heavy equipment exhibits will be on hand for demonstration as well as games, a visit from Bob the Builder, concessions and much more. Cost is $5.00 per person and all funds go to support Lowndes County 4-H. Valdosta, GA - (52.0 Miles)
  • Sep 19 - Sep 20 SW showCAES 2017 Calling all high school students interested in exploring degree programs offered via the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Students and parents will have the chance to explore majors, talk to financial aid and admission counselors, as well as meet faculty, staff, and current students. Tifton, GA
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Extension News
  • Grazing School 2017 link Advanced grazing school promises to get into the weeds on topics including advanced fencing systems and soil health. By Dennis Hancock | Published: 8/17/2017
  • Brown-eyed Susan link Brown-eyed Susan is native to most of the country and cold hardy from Texas to Minnesota. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter | Published: 8/17/2017
  • Drink Water link Unless you are an athlete, sports drinks are not the best choice for staying hydrated. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter, Alexis Roberts | Published: 8/17/2017
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