UGA Extension Office


The mission of Worth County Extension is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families. Housed on the edge of Historic Downtown Sylvester, our office is easily accessible for people of all ages to visit. The front door is facing Hwy 82 and Jeffords Park, with parking along the edge of the building on N Westberry Street. On our website, you will find Agricultural & Natural Resource information, what is going on with our 4-H programming, and Family & Consumer Sciences information. 

Upcoming Events
  • Mar 20 - Mar 21 ServSafe® Manager Certification Course and Exam The 2-Day ServSafe® program provides food safety training, exams and educational materials to foodservice managers. Students can earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP). Swainsboro, GA - (114.0 Miles)
  • Mar 20 - Mar 22 Nutreint Specialist Ceritfication Training This training is for ANR agents with confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in their counties. This course will certify them to write nutrient management plans for those producers with CAFOs. It is a 2 day course and a test will be administered by GDA after lunch on the second day. Registration is free and lunch will be provided both days. Travel expenses must be provided by county or district funds. Athens, GA - (170.0 Miles)
  • Mar 21 - Mar 22 Baleage & SIlage Short Course This two day intensive training will teach participants about successfully producing baleage and silage. DAY 1 INTRODUCTION TO SILAGE AND BALEAGE What is Silage? How Fermentation Works Cutting and Wilting for Baleage Inoculants and Silage Wrap Application Feeding Baleage Keys to Making Baled Silage MANAGING FORAGE QUALITY Understanding Forage Quality Improving Forage Quality Silage Fermentation and Characteristics Balancing a Ration Utilizing Baleage/Silage Samples Climate Outlook and Implications AGRONOMIC MANAGEMENT FOR BALEAGE Fine Tuning Forage Fertilization Species and Varieties that are Best for Baleage Methods for Vegetative Establishment DAY 2 PEST MANAGEMENT Problem Weeds and What to do About Them The Uptake, Mode of Action, and Fate of Herbicides used in Hay Fields LEGUMES IN BALEAGE SYSTEMS Legume Options for Baleage How to Fit Lecumes in your Current Systems Why Legumes Fail: Common Problems and Solutions HANDS ON ACTIVITIES AND EQUIPMENT Forsyth, GA - (104.0 Miles)
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Extension News
  • Top Farmer link Peach and timber grower takes the top spot as the state’s best farmer. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 3/19/2019
  • El Nino Impact link Wet winter could lead to delayed plantings for some farmers this spring. By Clint Thompson | Published: 3/15/2019
  • Forage Management link Lisa Baxter is UGA Extension's newest forage agronomist, based on the UGA Tifton campus. By Clint Thompson | Published: 3/15/2019
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