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Child Care Provider TrainingExtension agents in many Georgia counties provide entity-approved trainings for ECE teachers/child care providers to help meet state licensing requirements. Trainings include face-to-face and virtual options, Super Saturday events, and self-paced online modules on Healthy Environments. If you don't see an event in the training calendar below, contact your county agent for more information about upcoming training opportunities, or check out the Healthy Environments self-paced modules.
Extension Food Science Workshops, Seminars, and Training CoursesFor nearly 20 years, specialists at the University of Georgia’s Extension Food Science have offered industry-specific food safety training courses to food processors in Georgia, the U.S., and internationally. As regulations against foodborne illness get tougher, the food industry must incorporate control measures into their processes and train their workers in hygiene and food safety practices.
We offer many training opportunities throughout the year, many of which are designed specifically for the Meat and Poultry Industry or the Fresh Produce and Fresh-Cut Produce industries. With regulations and public scrutiny on food safety tightening daily, producers and processors will receive expert assistance in setting up process controls and food safety mechanisms within their own operations. On-site consultations may be scheduled through your county Cooperative Extension agent or by contacting us.
Homebuyer Education CoursesYou will be introduced to the six principles to help turn a dream of home ownership into a reality. Setting goals, evaluating credit reports, developing a budget, determining your saving habits, exploring options and shopping for a home will be discussed. Participants are required to attend three – two hour sessions to receive the Home Buyer Education Certificate.
Journeyman Farmer Certificate TrainingAcross the United States and in Georgia, the number of small and medium –sized farms is declining and the average age of farmers is on the rise. Although we need new farmers, the barriers would-be farmers face when trying to grow new agricultural businesses from the ground up can be formidable. UGA Extension and partners has developed a new Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program to provide a comprehensive training program for beginning farmers. This project is funded by USDA NIFA Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program and includes three training steps: 1. Small Farm Business Planning, 2. Small Fruit & Vegetable Production or Small Ruminants Production, and 3. Hands-on Production Training. If you have questions about the program or want to find out more about this opportunity, please contact us!
ServSafe® Manager Certification ProgramThis 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. For more information visit the ServSafe® program website.