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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

We are currently in a soft reopening with limited personnel. 

Staff is alternating between being here, teleworking, and being out in the field. Please call or send an email. Thank you for your patience.

Office: 229-391-7980

Email: uge4277@uga.edu


Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth, and families.

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Tift County provides a variety of educational programs and client services to the residents of our county. We are dedicated to helping people find answers to questions related to the following areas:


Upcoming Events
  • Nov 9 - Nov 10 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 - (67.0 Miles)
  • Nov 14 - Nov 15 Toombs County District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Graders 4-H Project Achievement
    • Lyons, GA - (83.0 Miles)
  • Mar 13 - Mar 14 Bacon County District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Grades 4-H Project Achievement
    • Alma, GA - (58.0 Miles)
  • Mar 25 - Mar 26 Step Up and Lead 4-H Event
    • Tifton, GA
  • Apr 19 - Apr 20 Area Poultry Judging-Toombs County https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/poultry/
    • Lyons, GA - (83.0 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 - (8.0 Miles)
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  • MCR Genes MCR Genes They can travel on food and people and are causing antibiotic resistance. By Josh Paine | Published: 10/19/2020
  • "Hearts of Glass" UGA horticulture offers viewing and discussion of film about Vertical Harvest, a Jackson, Wyoming, agribusiness that facilitates high-quality food production while providing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 10/19/2020
  • Fire ant supergene Fire ant supergene Newly discovered supergene in fire ants leads to variation in long-term behavior. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 10/15/2020
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