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The Towns County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education.

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  • Economic Slowdown Economic Slowdown Economists at the University of Georgia say to brace yourselves for continued high prices at the grocery store in the coming months. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 2/3/2023
  • Georgia Farmer of the Year Georgia Farmer of the Year Bart Davis was announced as the 2023 Georgia Farmer of the Year at the Jan. 27 Georgia Ag Forecast event. By Amanda Budd | Published: 2/2/2023
  • Mosquito Season Prep Mosquito Season Prep With January rain totals well above normal across the Southeast, it is a good time to take inventory of where standing water is holding and what can be done to eliminate it. By Elmer Gray | Published: 2/1/2023
  • VITA Program VITA Program Beginning Jan. 30, University of Georgia students will again provide free tax preparation services as part of the UGA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. By Cal Powell | Published: 1/31/2023
  • UGA Extension Alzheimers Care UGA Extension Alzheimers Care With offices serving all 159 Georgia counties, Extension offers an array of wellness programs, services and health education that support families. By Lauren Baggett | Published: 1/30/2023
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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 4 Journeyman Farmers Certificate Program Fruit and Vegetable Production Section UGA Extension Henry County is offering the Journeyman Farmers Certificate Program for small farmers who are new and for those who would like to become a small farmer. The Fruit and Vegetable Production is a seven-part training that covers soil health and fertility, crop rotations, pest management, food safety, and marketing.
    • McDonough, GA - (99.0 Miles)
  • Feb 7 PSA Grower Training 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. During this one-day workshop, trainers will spend approximately eight hours of instruction time covering content contained in the seven modules below. • Introduction to Produce Safety • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training • Soil Amendments • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use • Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water) • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan Registration has been extended to 2/2!
    • Athens, GA - (67.0 Miles)
  • Feb 7 ServSafe Manager Certification 2-Day Training and Exam University of Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the 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. The fee of $140 includes the course book, educational materials, instruction, exam, and refreshments. Pre-registration is required, please contact our office at 912-685-2408. The deadline to register is January 25th, 2023.
    • Metter, GA - (195.0 Miles)
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