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Our office will be closed on Monday,  June 20, 2022 in observance of Juneteenth. Please leave us a message or an email and we will be in touch as soon as possible.


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Preserving the Harvest: Home Canning Workshop

 
When: July 15, 2022 9AM-12PM
 
Where: Fannin County High School Food Science Lab (360 Rebel Circle Blue Ridge, GA)
 
Cost: $25.00 (Due to Extension office by July 8, 2022 to secure spot)
 
Registration: Contact the Fannin County Extension office to register. Spots are limited!

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Upcoming Events
Jun 29 - Jul 2 State 4-H Officer Training Eatonton, GA Training conducted to prepare newly elected state board of directors/officers for their roles and responsibilities for their term.
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Jun 29 - Jun 30 Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Virtual Workshop The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule is the first federally regulated standard for growing, harvesting, packing, and holding fresh produce in an effort to reduce microbial contamination and foodborne illness outbreaks. If you grow fruits or vegetables, attend a training for information about best practices, risk management, and regulatory requirements. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement. The virtual workshop will be held on June 29-30, 2022.

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