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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
  • Feb 25 - Feb 26 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)
  • Mar 11 - Mar 12 Step Up and Lead at UGA Tifton Campus Georgia Student Leadership Conference: -designed and facilitated by youth development professionals -for 4th-8th grade students -features hands-on, engaging workshops -builds leadership, public speaking, teamwork, and collaboration skills Tifton, GA
  • Mar 12 Storm Damaged Tree Clean-up Training This training is for professional tree care workers, first responders, and volunteers in the private sector. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. This training is OSHA approved. ISA CEU credit have been applied for too. Register online at https://stormtreetraining03122020.eventbrite.com McRae, GA - (51.0 Miles)
  • Mar 14 - Mar 15 Bacon County District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Grades Bacon County District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Grades ALMA, GA - (58.0 Miles)
  • Mar 14 Southwest Georgia Small Ruminant Workshop Hands-on education for beginner goat and sheep owners. Hear from local county agents and small ruminant experts. Topics include FAMACHA certification and parasite control, animal handling, hoof trimming, drenching, first aid, health troubleshooting, and injections. Also how to prepare for breeding and kidding/lambing, and managing nutrition with feed, hay, and pasture. Located at the Tift County Livestock Multi-Purpose Building, behind the Tift County Extension Office. Pre-register by calling 229-482-3895 or e-mailing uge4173@uga.edu. Cost is $20 at the door. Tifton, GA - (8.0 Miles)
  • Apr 3 - Apr 4 Spring Home & Garden Show A fun family event featuring award winning products and services for the home and garden. Plants, yard accessories, pots, and more! Free educational activities for children. Perry, GA - (71.0 Miles)
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Extension News
  • Capitol 4-H Day 2020 Capitol 4-H Day 2020 UGA Extension has held 4-H Day at the state Capitol for more than 30 years. By Cristina deRevere | Published: 2/14/2020
  • Toews will succeed retiring West Toews will succeed retiring West UGA Entomologist Michael Toews will take over as assistant dean of UGA Tifton campus in March. By J. Faith Peppers | Published: 2/13/2020
  • Assistant Dean Retires Assistant Dean Retires West and colleagues reflect on his 12-year tenure as assistant dean. By Maria Sellers | Published: 2/11/2020
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