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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
  • Apr 17 - Apr 18 (Postponed) Area Poultry Judging-Tift County Poultry judging is an evaluation event in which students learn and understand standards used in poultry and egg production and marketing, and to apply the standards in a realistic decision-making situation. During the contest, participants judge both live specimens and market poultry, identify parts of birds already prepared for market, and evaluate eggs as to their quality and readiness for market. For at least one class, typically a live production class, participants are asked to justify their placing decisions through a set of oral reasons. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/poultry/ Tifton, GA - (81.0 Miles)
  • Jun 1 - Jun 2 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 - (60.0 Miles)
  • Aug 4 - Aug 5 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 - (60.0 Miles)
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Extension News
  • Healthy Homes Healthy Homes From which disinfectants to use to how to properly wash your hands, UGA scientists cover the bases on COVID-19 concerns. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn | Published: 3/26/2020
  • Takeout Safer Takeout Safer Foodborne exposure to virus is not a route of transmission, FDA says. By Cal Powell | Published: 3/26/2020
  • Cotton Market Cotton Market Producers urged to pay close attention to the market, strategize on cost-cutting and improving productivity. By Yangxuan Liu | Published: 3/24/2020
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