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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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We are open to the public. We are trying to manage traffic through the office so please knock on the door when you arrive and someone will come let you in. You can always call and set up an appointment or send us an email. 

We do ask that you wear a mask when you visit the office. 

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
  • Jan 25 Tax Update: What's New in Tax? Does the term 1040 just sound like random numbers to you? Or are you a tax expert needing a refresh? Either way - this is the presentation for you! This quick, 30 minute presentation via Facebook Live will cover recent tax changes and things to know before you file your 2020 return. Leave knowing how to get the most out of your taxes this year! Questions? Message @LanierCountyFACS on Facebook or call (229) 482-3895!
    • Virtual Event
  • 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 - (67.0 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 - (40.0 Miles)
  • Mar 13 - Mar 14 Bacon County District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Grades 4-H Project Achievement
    • Alma, GA - (58.0 Miles)
  • Mar 27 - Mar 28 Cloverleaf Project Achievement 4-H Event
    • Douglasville, GA - (36.0 Miles)
  • 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)
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  • 2021 President's Medal 2021 President's Medal Bill Flatt and the late Ivery Clifton will be recognized in a virtual awards ceremony By Sara Freeland | Published: 1/19/2021
  • 2020 Hay Contest Winners 2020 Hay Contest Winners More states submitted samples to the contest than ever before. By Josh Paine | Published: 1/14/2021
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