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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 27 ServSafe Manager One-Day Training The ServSafe Food Safety Training Program leads the way in providing current and comprehensive educational materials to the food service industry. The ServSafe for Managers class and Exam is recognized by more federal, state, and local jurisdictions than any other food safety certification and in Georgia, food safety certification is required by law. The University of Georgia Extension in Gwinnett is pleased to offer the SERV Safe for Managers Certification Class and Exam. Class, Book, and Test $150 Retest - $70 Contact: Ines Beltran at inesb@uga.edu or at 678-477-4014
    • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Feb 28 ServSafe® Manger Certification Training and Exam - Monroe County Georgia Cooperative Extension provides 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.
    • Forsyth, GA
  • Feb 29 - Mar 1 Packinghouse HACCP This International HACCP Alliance accredited course will discuss produce safety, Good Manufacturing Practices, and how to develop food safety programs based on the core principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). The course will be offered February 29th-March 1st, 2024, at the Tift County Extension Office.
    • Tifton, GA
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Many Paths, One Mission
Many Paths, One Mission ODIE will continue to provide its full slate of student support services and programming, including recruitment and retention, professional development, training and mentoring initiatives, working beyond race and ethnicity to work with all first-generation students, including rural and urban students. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 2/27/2024
2024 Farm Stress Summit
2024 Farm Stress Summit UGA Extension will convene with producers, providers and supporting organizations in Jasper, Georgia, on March 20. By Jordan Powers | Published: 2/26/2024
A Remarkable Journey
A Remarkable Journey When Phyllicia Thomas walked across the stage to accept her degree in environmental law in December 2023, it was the culmination of two journeys — one toward a dream set upon as a high school student and the other an unforeseen detour she navigated with determination and the steadfast support of her family. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 2/22/2024
Extension Publications
  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
  • 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.
  • Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management (C 1042) Learn 10 strategies for better time management, including knowing how to spend your time, setting priorities, using planning tools, getting organized, scheduling, delegating, and avoiding procrastinating, wasting time, and multitasking.
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