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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


  • 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
  • Apr 26
  • 10:00 AM | Alamo, GA
  • Telfair County Extension Office is sponsoring an egg candling class with the Georgia Department of Agriculture. This class is taught by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Cost is $15 including lunch. Egg Candling is a procedure to determine the quality of eggs for human consumption. Anyone selling eggs to individuals or at a farmers market must hold an Egg Candling Certificate. An Egg Candling Certificate is obtained by successfully completing this class, which includes a written examination and a hands-on candling examination. Additionally, you will need to bring a completed Georgia Department of Agriculture Affidavit form (available on the GA Dept. of Agriculture website or in the Telfair Co. Extension Office) plus a copy of your Georgia Driver's License with you to the class.
  • May 2-May 11
  • 9:00 AM | Perry, 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 second part of the training offered in Houston 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 Houston County Extension office on May 2, 4, 9, 11 from 9am-3pm each day.
  • May 4
  • 10:00 AM | Albany, GA
  • “Cooking for a Lifetime” Cancer Prevention Cooking School May 4, 2017 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Dougherty County Extension Office, 125 Pine Avenue, Albany, Ga Come learn about the prevalent forms of cancer for our area and the role your diet plays in preventing cancer! Taste testing and recipe books! **FREE to the public** PRESENTERS: Suzanne R. Williams, Dougherty County /University of Georgia - Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Athena King, American Cancer Society, Client Navigator You must pre-register by calling 229-436-7216
  • May 9
  • 6:00 PM | Albany, GA
  • Summer Berries! Blueberries, Strawberries, and Blackberries- Thursday, May 11 Must Pre-register by 5:00 pm on May 9 **Class limit of 10 participants** 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm ~ $15.00 materials fee Learn ways to incorporate fresh summer berries into all types of dishes. Berries are high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. We will be cooking recipes from several courses- “soup to nuts”. Bring an apron and something to take home leftovers.
  • May 20
  • 10:00 AM | Albany, GA
  • Materials Fee: $15.00/class or $35.00/series Pressure Canning – Low Acid Foods Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:00 am–2:00 pm Basics of canning low acid foods in a pressure canner during this hands-on workshop. If you have a dial-gauge canner, bring it and I will check it. Bring a box to take home all your canned goodies. We will order in or you can bring your lunch. Hot Water Bath for High Acid Foods Monday, June 12, 2017 6:00 pm–9:00 pm We will learn about preserving high acid foods in the hot-water bath canner. We will preserve fruit and tomato salsas, pickles, green tomato relish, pickles, and other foods during this fun class. Bring a box to haul home all your goodies! Remember to bring your supper. I will have light refreshments provided. Jams, Jellies, and Preserves Thursday, June 15, 2017 6:00 pm–9:00 pm How to use the hot-water bath method to make jams, jellies, preserves and conserves. Remember your box for your canned treasures and I'll have refreshments provided
  • 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.
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Extension News



  • Pecan Production Costs
  • Published 4/26/2017 by Clint Thompson
  • UGA Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells says pecans have to be protected against insect pests and disease pressure.
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