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What Extension Can Do for You

  • Soil Sampling
  • Water Testing
  • Plant Tissue Diagnosis
  • Homeowner Horticulture Classes
  • Site visits to homes and farms
  • Plant and Insect identification
  • Publications on a variety of topics
  • Activities for 4-H and Youth Development such as Summer Camp, Project Achievement and Project S.A.F.E. (shotgun and archery)
  • Canning and Preserving Information
  • Healthy Eating Education
  • Child Care Training
  • Pressure Cooker Testing

To learn more about any of these services, use the sidebar to navigate through our program areas.  Call 478-987-2028 with questions.


ServSafe Manager's Certification

La Keshia Levi, FACS Agent is pleased to be able to offer the ServSafe Manager's class to the public. This is a 2 day class to receive your manager's certification. The class will be held June 25 and 26 from 8AM-5PM on both days at our Extension Office here in Perry.  The cost of the 2 day class is 140.00. Snacks will be provided both days, and you will take a lunch break to grab lunch on your own.  The deadline to register for the class is May 31. You can call the office at 478-987-2028 and pay via credit card and have your receipt emailed to you. Or you can print off the registration form and fill it out and send a check in the mail. Your receipt will be emailed to you so you know your registration was received. If you are unable to attend this class, there will also be a ServSafe training in Macon at the Bibb COunty Extension Office May 6-7. Please call the Bibb COunty Extension Office at 478-751-6338 for more information about their ServSafe class in May.

**If you have taken the manager's course before and just need to renew your certification, you can come and take the EXAM ONLY.  The exam will be given at our office on June 26 from 2PM-5PM. The cost for the EXAM ONLY is $60. You can register for the exam only the same way you would register for the manager's course.


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A.C.T. Camp

Actions Change Things is a College and Career Readiness camp that will take you to Athens, Georgia home of the Georgia Bulldogs. We will be focusing on opportunities that you have available to you now and in the future. You will learn how your actions today will affect your future plans. This is going to be great!
This camp is available to Air Force Active Youth, Air National Guard Youth or Air Force Reserve Youth in 9th –12th grade. Camp will occur June 11-13, 2019 with all camp ex-penses paid.
Fill out the application below and send it to samprice@uga.edu or bring it by our office, 801 Main Street, Perry, GA.
If you have any questions please call Sam Price, Houston County 4-H Agent, 478-987-2028. Applications will be reviewed and you will be notified June 1st. The A.C.T application form can be found here.


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Part Time Horticulture PA position available

Our office has an opening for a part time Horticulture Program Assistant. You would work alongside our Agriculture Agent and be the contact person for any homeowner phone calls, office visits, homeowner classes and also help with our Volunteer Master Gardener Program. If you're interested in applying for this position, please click on the link below to be taken to the job posting. Applications are only being accepted online.

https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/92219

 


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