UGA Extension Toombs County offers educational programs in the areas of horticulture and agriculture, food safety and nutrition, and leadership and citizenship for youth.
UGA Extension operates through a unique partnership with Toombs County, the University of Georgia, the State of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Backed up by specialists and a network of resources, Extension Agents have been on the job in Georgia since 1914.
Some of our most popular services include:
- Soil and Water Tests
- Research-Based Advice for Production Crops
- 4-H Summer Camps
- Health Programs like Walk Georgia
- Jan 10-Feb 28
- Journeyman Farmer Training-Small Ruminant Production (167.0 miles)
- 6:00 PM | Carrollton, GA
- The Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program is a comprehensive training program for beginning and small farmers provided by UGA Cooperative Extension. This program is the second in the series and will address: Part 2- Small Ruminants Production Course ***Parts one through three must be completed in order and all parts of the program must be completed to obtain certification. Small Ruminant Production is a six week training developed by Fort Valley State University in partnership with UGA Extension. Topics include: goat and sheep breeds and selection, nutrition and body scoring, pasture management, predator control, health and diseases, reproduction and kidding/lambing, integrated parasite management, as well as meats and marketing. The training includes a session with live animals to practice body condition scoring, hoof trimming and checking for internal parasites.
- Feb 6-Feb 28
- Camp Sign Up (5th and 6th Grades)
- 8:00 AM | Lyons, GA
- It is almost time for 4-H Camp Sign Up. Toombs County will be camping in 2017 on the following dates: Grades 4-6 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center the week of June 5-9, 2017 SIGN UP BEGINS February 6th for 5th & 6th grades.
- Feb 22-Feb 27
- Georgia Junior National Livestock Show (85.0 miles)
- Georgia Junior National Livestock Show