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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


  • Oct 1
  • 8:00 AM | Jeffersonville, GA
  • Get ready for FOOD, MUSIC, FUN, FARM TOURS, VENDORS, AND ACTIVITIES! Mark your calendars and get ready for a fun day! 8am to Noon (Farm Tours) 11am – 5pm (Farm & Family Day Fest) *To register for a farm tour please call the office to register and to receive more information on farm tour details.
  • Oct 4-Oct 5
  • 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
  • Oct 4-Oct 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.
  • Oct 7
  • 10:00 AM | Manchester, GA
  • Participants who complete this class and pass the exams will receive the egg candling certificate from the Georgia Department of Agriculture that is required for small egg producers to sell their eggs to individuals, or at a farmers market. The class will last about four hours, including one hour of classroom instruction, followed by a written examination and a hands-on candling examination. Ben Pitts, from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, will be the instructor.
  • Oct 12-Oct 13
  • 8:30 AM | Baxley, GA
  • UGA Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association. This course meets the new GA Food Code requirements, and successful completion of the exam provides certification. We offer the course over 2 days (9am-3:30pm), which provides a night to study before the exam.
  • Nov 7-Nov 8
  • 8:30 AM | Albany, GA
  • You can improve your food safety and sanitation skills through a nationally recognized food safety sanitation course. The class is 16 hours by a Certified ServSafe Trainer of UGA Family and Consumer Sciences, Suzanne Williams. This course meets the new GA Food Code requirements and is certified through the National Restaurant Association and includes the course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instruction, and refreshments. Successful completion of the exam provides certification. The class fee of $140.00 includes course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instructions, and refreshments. Lunch is on your own.
  • Nov 12-Nov 13
  • Moultrie, 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.
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Extension News


  • Peanut Maturity Testing
  • Published 9/28/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • As summer turns to fall, UGA Extension agents counsel farmers on when to dig their peanuts.
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  • Service Learning
  • Published 9/28/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
  • High school students learn about college and high-tech science with UGA students.
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  • Grape Harvest
  • Published 9/27/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • Georgia's growing wine and vineyard industry is staking its claim on the state's terroir.
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