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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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  • Revolutionizing seaweed Revolutionizing seaweed When you hear the word agriculture, seaweed might not be the first thing that comes to mind. By Emily S Davenport | Published: 5/20/2022
  • Integrative Precision Agriculture Institute Integrative Precision Agriculture Institute Unit will catalyze interdisciplinary research and connect researchers and students with industry partners. By Sam Fahmy | Published: 5/19/2022
  • Lettuce Microbiome Lettuce Microbiome By studying the interactions between EcO157 and the lettuce microbiome — the entire community of microorganisms like bacteria that live on the surface of lettuce — researchers hope to better understand how the microbiome may affect the pathogen’s fate during produce processing. By Jennifer L Reynolds | Published: 5/19/2022
  • UGA-Sassari Partnership UGA-Sassari Partnership A formal agreement was established between the University of Sassari and the University of Georgia to capitalize on the strong programs in animal genetics at both institutions by expanding the pool of talented student applicants. By Clint Thompson | Published: 5/18/2022
  • Firefly Season Firefly Season Georgia is home to more than 50 species of fireflies — or lightning bugs — and you can help protect these insects by understanding their lifecycle and habitat needs. By Becky Griffin, Jason Schmidt | Published: 5/17/2022
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Upcoming Events
  • May 23 - May 25 Manager ServSafe Training You can improve your food safety and sanitation skills through a nationally recognized food safety sanitation course. The class is 12 hours + exam by a Certified ServSafe Trainer of UGA Family and Consumer Sciences, Mitzi Parker. This course meets the new GA Food Code requirements and is certified through the National Restaurant Association and includes the course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instruction, and refreshments. Successful completion of the exam provides certification. The class fee of $140.00 includes course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, and instructions.
    • Americus, GA - (199.0 Miles)
  • May 23 ServSafe Manager Certification Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice 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. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
    • Gainesville, GA - (40.0 Miles)
  • May 23 ServSafe Manager Certification Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice 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. Workshops are offered in Hall County.
    • Gainesville, GA - (40.0 Miles)
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