UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Upcoming Events
Nov 20 - Nov 21 ServSafe Manager Certification Training Zebulon, GA - (14.0 miles) UGA Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Successful completion of the national exam provides certification. Certification is valid for 5 years from date of exam. The training fee of $140.00 includes current edition book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instruction, and refreshments. Lunch is on your own. Registration deadline is November 16, 2017. The training will be held in the Pike County Extension office. Registered participants will be notified if training location is moved.
Nov 28 A Year In The Life Of An Apiary Greenville, GA - (22.0 miles) Jim Quick, Research Professional in the UGA Entomology Department and Master Bee Keeper will be presenting a close look at the yearly life cycle of a honeybee hive. There will be a focus on management practices.
Nov 29 - Nov 30 ServSafe Manager Training Griffin, GA - (6.0 miles) 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.
Dec 4 Managing Insect Pests of Forages with Pesticides Greenville, GA - (32.0 miles) The class will go over the various arthropod pests of annual and perennial forages grown for pasture and hay, including alfalfa, grasses and small grains. The different modes of action (MOA) of recommended pesticides and their precautionary statements and personal protection equipment requirements will be discussed. Some of these insects are also pest of turfgrasses and the same chemicals are recommended so turf managers may be interested in attending. One hour of re-certification credit is offered for Licensed Private Pesticide Applicators and Categories 21 and 24 Commercial Pesticide Applicators.
Dec 5 Food Safety Modernization Act - Produce Safety Rule Training for Farmers Jonesboro, GA - (16.0 miles) The Georgia Department of Agriculture, Clayton County Extension, and Fayette County Extension are offering a free Food Safety Modernization Act - Produce Safety Rule training for farmers. Participants will learn to: describe Good Agricultural Practices (GAP); identify requirements of the FSMA - Produce Safety Rule; list microbial risks; implement produce safety practices; and write a food safety plan for the farm. Who should attend: Any farmer interested in improving the safety of their produce and learning how to create a food safety plan for the farm; any produce grower who grows, packs, harvests and/or holds covered produce, makes over $25,000 in annual produce sales (on average, based on the past three years of sales), and does not qualify for a Produce Safety Rule exemption is required to attend this training under new federal regulations.
Jan 20, 2018 Small Farm Business Training -- Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program Part 1 Cumming, GA - (64.0 miles) UGA Extension and partners developed the Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program to provide a comprehensive training program for beginning farmers. Small Farm Business Training is one of three parts in this program. Through this 2-day class (Saturday, January 20 and Saturday, January 27, 2018), trainers from the UGA Small Business Development Center will cover the following topics: Preparing a Business Plan Financial Feasibility Using Balance Sheets Accrual Income Risk Management Licensing and Certifications Marketing Feasibility Selling Your Products $50 registration fee includes handbook, lunch, and other program materials. Participants who complete the program and post-training evaluation will receive a certificate.
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