Who We Are

Vision Statement

Our vision is to provide empowering, impactful programming containing unbiased, research-based information to Lincoln County residents in the areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and 4-H Youth Development.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service since 1914 is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

Areas of Emphasis

Lincoln County Extension has an esteemed reputation in our region and a history of collaboration. Working with local, state, and federal agencies allows our extension service to provide the most up-to-date, scientifically sound information to our residents. Lincoln County Extension is consistently looking for ways to build our reputation and collaborate in ways that are measurable and impactful in our county and beyond.

Lincoln County Extension is focused on and driven by the needs of our community. Our staff are engaged and active in Lincoln County organizations and are invested in the success of our programming. Lincoln County Extension develops programs, seminars, and events based on needs assessment research done in our county and driven by our residents. We welcome all ideas and opportunities to grow and expand our program offerings in ways that support the prosperity of the county.

Lincoln County Extension operates with integrity and persistence in our pursuit of excellence. We are transparent, communicative, and honest about our programs, efforts, and local impact. Lincoln County Extension actively follows Equal Opportunity/Civil Rights guidelines as set by UGA and the federal government and makes programs accessible to all residents. We are persistent in seeking ways to serve our community and provide appropriate opportunities and resources to our residents.

We do this by…

  • Providing technical support to agriculture producers and consumers.
  • Taking the lead to help Lincoln County citizens become healthier, more productive, financially independent and environmentally responsible.
  • Educating Lincoln County citizens with timely, accurate, comprehensive information.
  • Collaborating with local organizations to address issues facing communities, families and youth.
  • Earning a reputation for integrity and respecting all people.
  • Ensures the Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan of UGA extension is followed and that volunteers and clientele understand Cooperative Extension offers educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or veteran status

Department Description

UGA Cooperative Extension meets people’s needs by providing educational seminars in agriculture and natural resources and 4-H youth development, offering free publications to the public, and acts as a resource for answering questions in these fields.

Agriculture and Natural Resources The vision of Lincoln County ANR is to help enable local agriculture producers to be sustainable and profitable in production through the provision of unbiased, research-based information and recommendations. The agent works closely with community members, local government, agribusinesses, and other advisory groups to identify needs, develop programs, and measure impact for Lincoln County.

Lincoln County 4-H and Youth Development – The vision of Lincoln County 4-H is that our students will build characters of integrity, compassion, and persistence and learn to recognize the value of hard work and pursuing their passion. Youth will acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes that enable them to be productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished through “hands on” learning experiences focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.