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Serving Our Neighbors

UGA Tifton strives to exemplify the land-grant mission of the University of Georgia, “to teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things.” We work toward this mission through teaching the next generation about agriculture, serving Georgians in local communities through the UGA Cooperative Extension Service and solving problems through research efforts. You can be part of our UGA Tifton community in a variety of ways. Whether it is working with your local county Extension agent and 4-H, attending Ag Awareness day on campus, or earning a bachelor's or master’s degree close to home in South Georgia, we value the opportunity to connect with you and serve you.


Agricultural & Environmental Awareness Day

Third and fourth grade students participate in this spring planting and fall harvesting project. Students also learn about soil and water conservation, insects and non-food products derived from agricultural crops.

Bug Camp

Elementary students spend the week learning about insects from UGA Entomology faculty, graduate students and staff. Participants get a hands-on entomological learning experience both in and out of the classroom.

Dairy Field Day

Sponsored by the Animal and Dairy Science Department, this event gives area first graders the opportunity to learn more about farm animals.

Young Scholars Program

The Young Scholars program allows local high school students to hold summer jobs on the Tifton Campus for six weeks. Each young scholar works with a mentor on a specified project.

Tours of the Future Farmstead

The Future Farmstead is an energy independent experimental farm and home/learning center dedicated to developing and demonstrating advanced technologies. Visitors can learn about living smart, net-zero energy homes, edible landscapes, gardening, agriculture, food preservation, and about using communications tools to make life at home and business better.

Events at the Tifton Campus Conference Center

The Tifton Campus Conference Center hosts many events that are open to the public. From concerts to tradeshows, we welcome the community to participate in our events!

Participation in Community Events

The University of Georgia Tifton Campus is a regular participant in local events. From sponsoring a Relay for Life team to assembling a float for the annual Christmas parade in Tifton to hosting regular blood drives, the campus is visible in the community.

South Georgia Native Plant and Wildflower Symposium

An annual event sponsored by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. Camellia District IV.