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Upcoming Events
  • Aug 14 - Aug 15 ServSafe Manager Training UGA Spalding County Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office. Griffin, GA - (49.0 Miles)
  • Aug 14 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam UGA Monroe County 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. This workshop is a two day training. Certification testing will take place on August 15, 2018. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details. Forsyth, GA - (72.0 Miles)
  • Aug 15 - Aug 16 ServSafe Manager Certification 2 Day Training and Exam UGA Tift County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service 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. The training is from 8:30am - 5:00pm, both days. $140.00 Tifton, GA - (154.0 Miles)
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Extension News
Williams Honored link At 75, 'Mr. Bamboo' still tends bamboo groves at UGA's coastal garden. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 8/9/2018
Mosquito Season link Mosquitos are on the move across Georgia. By Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon | Published: 8/9/2018
Master 4-H'ers link Fifty Georgia 4-H members are now headed to national competition. By Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 8/9/2018
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Extension Publications
  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
  • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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