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Upcoming Events


  • May 24-May 25
  • 8:30 AM | Tifton, GA
  • UGA Tift 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 8:30am - 5:00pm, both days. $140.00
  • May 25
  • 9:00 AM | Valdosta, GA
  • The Journeyman Farmer Program offers comprehensive training for beginning farmers. The program involves three steps: AgAware or Small Farm Business Training, Small Fruit and Vegetable Production or Small Ruminant Production, and Hands-On internship/mentorship. This is the first part of the training offered in Lowndes County and is open to all. Those who wish to apply for the Hands-On component must complete steps 1 and 2. The classes will be held in the Lowndes County Extension office on May 25 from 9-4pm.
  • Jun 1
  • 6:00 PM | Valdosta, GA
  • The Small Ruminant Production training provides an in-depth instruction on sheep and goat farming, from selecting breeds to marketing your product. The training includes five evening sessions and Hands-On Training with FAMACHA. It is open to all beginning farmers. Those who pass Step 1 (AgAware or Small Farm Business Training) and Step 2 (Small Ruminant Production Training) will be eligible to apply for a paid internship or mentorship with a local farmer. Classes will be held June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6-8pm and June 23rd for Hands-On Training with FAMACHA from 5:30-8pm. Please sign up by May 25 to guarantee your spot.
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Extension News


  • Squash Struggles
  • Published 5/24/2017 by Sharon Dowdy
  • Best bet for squash-growing is to plant resistant varieties and take a break in the height of summer.
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  • AGL 2017-2019
  • Published 5/25/2017 by Merritt Melancon
  • Farmers, foresters and ag professionals selected for 2017-2019 class of AGL.
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  • 'Gold Doubloon'
  • Published 5/24/2017 by Norman Winter
  • Variety provides dazzling color with gold and green foliage.
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