Welcome to Jackson County Extension/4-H
Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.
UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 by the federal Smith-Lever Act. It’s a unique partnership between UGA, county governments and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension System of land-grant universities. Today, UGA Extension serves more than 2.6 million Georgians annually through a network of specialists, agents and staff by providing unbiased, research-based information driven by local needs and clientele input. From publications to in-person workshops and events, Extension is ready to meet the needs of the state and its communities.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension faculty and staff are tackling some of the state's and world’s grand challenges - from combating diseases and securing a safe food supply to strengthening families, communities and economic growth. We deliver programs through three main program areas:
What We Do
Reliable, Free Information
For over 100 years, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has provided free, reliable, research-based information based on latest the scientific research in language that anyone can understand.
Our experts deliver information via:
- programs and workshops,
- field days,
- blogs, newsletters and mass media,
- phone call and in-person consultations, and
- print and online publications.
Classes, Workshops and Club Meetings
UGA Extension offers a wealth of personalized services like workshops, classes, consultation, certifications, camps and educator resources. So when our specialists and agents are not in the office, you can find them at:
- farms, businesses and homes conducting on-site visits upon request,
- local and statewide events giving presentations and answering questions,
- schools conducting 4-H club meetings and working in teaching gardens.
May 17 - May 18 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 - (147.0 Miles)
May 18 ServSafe ManagerCertification Training & Exam UGA Bibb County Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in a five year certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction & exam. Pre-registration required, please contact our office.
- Macon, GA - (88.0 Miles)
May 18 Kids in the Kitchen Virtual Cooking Club Join Cobb and Rockdale County Extension for a FREE virtual cooking club via Zoom! This cooking club is open to youth of all ages with adult supervision. Each cooking club session will feature two cook-a-long recipes that can easily be made at home. After you register, you will receive an email confirmation, a link to the online meeting, and a list of ingredients you will need for the recipe. All youth participants must complete a 4-H Code of Conduct and Georgia 4-H Virtual Programming forms prior to participating in the online cooking club. If you have already completed the forms for a previous 4-H program, you do not need to complete them again. These forms will be sent to you after you register and they must be returned prior to the cooking class.
- Virtual Event