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UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Due to new phone service , please call our Temporary phone number if you need assistance (leave a message and we will get back with you): 229-922-0277


Office Closed to the public due to COVID-19.

We will still answer phone calls and process soil tests - please leave in the mailbox outside and we will bill you for the sample.

 



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

Have questions or want to know more?

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Ben Hill County UGA Extension
  • Avian Academy Avian Academy The free, three-day program hosted by the Department of Poultry Science invited participants to explore various areas of poultry science and the poultry industry through lessons on internal anatomy, embryology, processing, poultry judging and more. By Claire Marie Coleman | Published: 8/3/2021
  • Forestry Invitational Forestry Invitational The winning Georgia 4-H forestry team, coached by Paul Pugliese, included members Sasha Morgan, Bethany Craven, Gabriel Craven, and Gus Federico.  By William C. Worrell | Published: 7/30/2021
  • Milkweed Hybridization Milkweed Hybridization CAES researchers created the first successful interspecific hybridization of milkweed, landing them the cover of the July issue of HortScience. By Leslie Matos | Published: 7/29/2021
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Upcoming Events
  • Aug 9 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. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
    • Sandersville, GA - (88.0 Miles)
  • Aug 11 - Aug 12 Manager ServSafe Training University of Georgia Cooperative Extension/Sumter County provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office. *If COVID restrictions allow*
    • Americus, GA - (68.0 Miles)
  • Aug 17 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. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
    • Cordele, GA - (37.0 Miles)
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