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
Wheat Crop link Disease pressure and poor environmental conditions led to Georgia growers harvesting only 43 percent of planted area in 2016-17 season.
Canning Tips link Food not processed at the recommended pressure poses serious safety concerns that can lead to illness and even death.
Nematodes link Root-knot nematodes feed on cotton roots and cause swelling to develop.
Mar 20 - Mar 23 Better Process Control School The Better Process Control School offers instruction which fulfills the FDA and USDA Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements to certify supervisors of acidification, thermal processing, and container closure evaluation operations during the canning of low-acid or acidified foods. Athens, GA - (138.0 Miles)
Mar 20 - Mar 21 Serv Safe® Manager Certification Training This training program certifies food handlers in restaurants, school, hospital and nursing home cafeterias, and other food service businesses to prevent causing or spreading foodborne illness. The ServSafe® Program is a recognized food safety sanitation course developed by The Educational Foundation of The National Restaurant Association. Athens, GA - (139.0 Miles)
Mar 20 2018 Southeast Georgia Master Cattleman Program Eight week cattle management course beginning January 30 - March 20, 2018 covering multiple topics including: Nutrition, Improving Reproduction, Forage, Beef Industry Economics, External Parasites, Farm Facilities & Fencing Methods, Beef Quality Assurance, Understanding the Beef We Produce, Heard Health , Diseases and Biosecurity Concerns, Sire & Female Selection, Georgia Cattleman's Update, Record Keeping and UGA Programs. Participants must attend six of the eight sessions to receive a certificate of completion and UGA Master Cattleman Cap. Alamo, GA - (30.0 Miles)