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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Update

UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

The mission of Worth County Extension is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families. Housed on the edge of Historic Downtown Sylvester, our office is easily accessible for people of all ages to visit. The front door is facing Hwy 82 and Jeffords Park, with parking along the edge of the building on N Westberry Street. On our website, you will find Agricultural & Natural Resource information, what is going on with our 4-H programming, and Family & Consumer Sciences information. 

Upcoming Events
  • Jan 25 - Jan 29 Certification for Food Safety Professionals This course, developed by FSPCA, is the standardized curriculum recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a preventive controls qualified individual (PCQI). This course is taught by a Lead Instructor for the FSPCA Preventative Controls for Human Food Course. This course will be taught in five different sessions. Attendance in each session is required and each session will cover a follow-up from the previous session for discussions and learning outcomes. Each session will be taught by the Lead Instructor and ample time will be provided for breaks including in-class examples and group exercises. Group exercises will be monitored and each breakout group will be assigned a lead instructor during virtual training. Each group exercise will be discussed for an in-depth understanding of the subject matter by the attendees.
    • Virtual Event
  • Jan 26 Basics of Managing Equine Health: Parasites If you are new to horse ownership and care, or if you just want a refresher on some important health topics, join us in January and February of 2021 for this FREE and VIRTUAL series! All programs will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00PM. January 26: Parasitology by Dr. Martin Nielsen, University of KY Horses can be affected by a huge number of parasites that can negatively impact their well being. Listen more to learn how to manage parasites in your horse!
    • Virtual Event
  • Jan 27 - Jan 28 ServSafe 2-day Training University of Georgia Cooperative Extension/Henry County provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office.
    • McDonough, GA - (136.0 Miles)
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