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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

Welcome to Early County!

UGA Extension helps Georgians become healthier, more productive, financially independent and environmentally responsible. Extension agents stay in touch with issues relevant to people in local communities through county Extension offices.

In the Early county Extension office we are fortunate to have three agents and offer programming in:

  • Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • 4-H Youth Development
  • Family & Consumer Sciences

Some of our services include:

  • Soil and Water Tests
  • Research-based Advice for Production Crops
  • 4-H Projects and Summer Camps
  • Health Programs like Walk Georgia
  • Food Safety Programs like ServSafe

Feel free to browse through our information, and contact us by phone or email with any questions!

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Upcoming Events in the Area
  • Feb 8 - Feb 9 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 - (60.0 Miles)
  • Feb 15 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. *If COVID restrictions allow*
    • Cordele, GA - (78.0 Miles)
  • Apr 20 - Apr 21 Area Poultry Judging-Tift County https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/poultry/
    • Tifton, GA - (81.0 Miles)
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