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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


  • Sep 17
  • 10:00 AM | Valdosta, GA
  • Lowndes County 4-H invites you to the 8th annual Kids Dig It,in Valdosta,GA. This is an exciting family outing for kids of all ages. Your kids will enjoy sitting and riding in heavy construction equipment like excavators, front end loaders, bull dozers and much more under the supervision of trained technicians. Other exhibits will be on hand for demonstration as well as games, a visit from Bob the Builder, concessions and much more. Cost is $5.00 per person and all funds go to support Lowndes County 4-H.
  • Sep 19
  • 9:30 AM | Pine Mountain, GA
  • Harris County Extension and Chipley Co-op are hosting a FREE Home Gardening, Food Production & Nutrition Seminar on Monday, September 19 from 9:00am to 3:15 pm at Chipley Co-op, 204 N. King Avenue, Pine Mountain, GA. In order to accurately prepare for the meeting you MUST call to pre-register at (706) 628-4824.
  • Sep 22
  • 10:00 AM | Albany, GA
  • Presented by Georgia Department of Agriculture Hosted by Dougherty County Extension Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 125 Pine Avenue in Downtown Albany Free class – Lunch is on your own Class size is limited to 25 participants Call 229-436-7216 to register before Monday, Sept. 19 If you plan to sell your eggs an Egg Candling Certificate is required. The information and training received in this class will prepare you and provide the written examination and the hands-on candling evaluation needed to achieve a lifetime certification.
  • 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.
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Extension News


  • New Additions
  • Published 8/25/2016 by Robert Westerfield
  • Inventory your landscape and install new plant selections accordingly.
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  • Lightning Strikes
  • Published 8/25/2016 by Clint Thompson
  • Georgia producers should be wary of lightning strikes when working in fields.
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  • White Mold Disease
  • Published 8/25/2016 by Clint Thompson
  • UGA Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait stresses there is still time to treat for white mold disease.
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