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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 24
  • 9:00 AM | Albany, GA
  • UGA Extension is launching the Journeyman Farmer program that provides a comprehensive training for beginning farmers. The program includes a three step training:Step 1 - Small Farm Business Planning / Step 2 - Vegetable Production / Step 3 - Hands-on Production Sign Up Now for Step 2 – Vegetable Production! Spaces are limited. The program is free, but registration is required. TO REGISTER: Contact Dougherty County Extension Office (229) 436-7216 More Information at: www.SustainAgGA.org 4-Day training with lunches provided. WHEN: Tues., Jan. 17, 9am – 3pm Thurs., Jan. 19, 9am – 3pm Tues., Jan. 24, 9am – 3pm Thurs., Jan 26, 9am – 3pm
  • Jan 26
  • 9:00 AM | Albany, GA
  • UGA Extension is launching the Journeyman Farmer program that provides a comprehensive training for beginning farmers. The program includes a three step training:Step 1 - Small Farm Business Planning / Step 2 - Vegetable Production / Step 3 - Hands-on Production Sign Up Now for Step 2 – Vegetable Production! Spaces are limited. The program is free, but registration is required. TO REGISTER: Contact Dougherty County Extension Office (229) 436-7216 More Information at: www.SustainAgGA.org 4-Day training with lunches provided. WHEN: Tues., Jan. 17, 9am – 3pm Thurs., Jan. 19, 9am – 3pm Tues., Jan. 24, 9am – 3pm Thurs., Jan 26, 9am – 3pm
  • Feb 7-Feb 8
  • 8:30 AM | Lakeland, GA
  • 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.
  • Feb 14-Feb 16
  • 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
  • Mar 25-Mar 26
  • Kathleen, GA
  • 4-H Members in 4th-6th grades will compete for honors in their project area of interest. Youth sign up at their County Extension 4-H Office in early fall to develop his/her project and prepare for the competition. There are over 50 projects to choose from. Youth learn powerful research, writing and oral presentation skills. Youth may also choose to compete in a performing arts project (singing, dancing) or demonstrate culinary skills in a foods lab project.
  • Apr 4-Apr 5
  • 8:30 AM | Lakeland, GA
  • 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.
  • Apr 21-Apr 22
  • Tifton, GA
  • Georgia 4-H Leadership in Action - Part II participants complete an interview and compete at the district level. District interviews will take place at the following locations on April 20, 2017: Camp Truitt Fulton in Atlanta (for NW District 4-H'ers), Northeast District Conference Room in Athens (NE District 4-H'ers), Southeast District Office in Statesboro (SE District 4-H'ers), and UGA Conference Center in Tifton (SW District). Part I must be submitted to local county Extension offices in early April in order to compete.
  • Apr 26-Apr 27
  • 8:30 AM | Moultrie, GA
  • 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. Event Website: http://extension.uga.edu/calendar/?containstext=servsafe
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Extension News


  • Fake Flowers
  • Published 1/19/2017 by Norman Winter
  • Primulas provide 12 to 14 weeks of unimaginable color that can't be matched.
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  • Piggy Bank Contest
  • Published 1/19/2017 by Casey Chastain
  • UGA Extension helping to train a new generation of savers through DIY piggy bank contest.
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  • Winter Pruning
  • Published 1/19/2017 by Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon
  • Camelias, crape myrtles and tea olives all benefit from winter pruning.
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