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

Some of our services include:

  • Soil Tests & Water Tests
  • Researched-Based Advice for Production Crops
  • 4-H Summer Camps
  • 4-H Competitive Events

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Ben Hill County UGA Extension
Extension News
  • Beyond Hemp Beyond Hemp UGA horticulture experts offer advice on growing medicinal herbs in landscapes and gardens. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 2/20/2020
  • Rural Stress Rural Stress Weather and finances top farmers’ sources of stress By Merritt Melancon | Published: 2/19/2020
  • Capitol 4-H Day 2020 Capitol 4-H Day 2020 UGA Extension has held 4-H Day at the state Capitol for more than 30 years. By Cristina deRevere | Published: 2/14/2020
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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 25 - Feb 26 Manager ServSafe Training UGA Sumter County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service 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. The training is from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, both days. $140.00 Americus, GA - (68.0 Miles)
  • Feb 27 Peanut Production Meeting Fertility, variety selection & yield, and integrated pest management. Speakers will be: Dr Scott Monfort, Dr Glen Harris and Dr Mark Abney McRae, GA - (27.0 Miles)
  • Feb 27 Peanut Production Meeting in Telfair County This is our annual peanut update and will include 1 hour re-certification credits. Meal will be provided with advance registration. Please reserve a seat by calling Telfair County Extension at 229-868-6489 or emailing us at uge4271@uga.edu McRae, GA - (27.0 Miles)
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