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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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Due to COVID-19, the schedule for the census self-response has been extended to October 31. Complete it today by mail, telephone or online.

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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
  • 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 - (67.0 Miles)
  • Aug 19 - Aug 20 Southwest District 4-H Update Staff Training Tifton, GA - (8.0 Miles)
  • Sep 8 - Sep 9 Southwest Forestry Field Day 4-H Event Albany, GA - (43.0 Miles)
  • Sep 9 - Sep 10 Southeast Forestry Field Day 4-H Event Reidsville, GA - (88.0 Miles)
  • Sep 16 Backyard Flock Management & Disease Prevention The first session in the South Georgia Poultry Series, join us for an evening class about how to properly manage your backyard flock and prevent disease. Class will be taught by Dr. Casey Ritz (UGA Poultry Science) at the Lanier County Extension Office. ($15 for all three sessions) Lakeland, GA - (34.0 Miles)
  • Oct 7 Layers & Their Behavior / Egg Quality Lab The third session in the South Georgia Poultry Series, join us for an evening class about managing laying hens. Class will be taught by Dr. Claudia Dunkley (UGA Poultry Science) at the Lanier County Extension Office. ($15 for all three sessions) Lakeland, GA - (34.0 Miles)
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