Workshops & Trainings

Food Science & Technology Extension provides the public and the food industry with workshops and on-site training programs that enable businesses to develop and implement a food safety or HACCP plan tailored to their own operation, minimizing the risk of contamination of their food product by human pathogens.

For a downloadable version of our Training Calendar Brochure, click here.


Upcoming Events
  • Jun 25 Pressure Can with Confidence Learn to pressure can with confidence. Join us for a hands-on class that will teach you how to preserve vegetables, soups, stews, and meats. The class will be taught by Spalding County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Cindee Sweda on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6pm-9pm at the Spalding County Extension Office 835 Memorial Drive Griffin GA 30223 Cost is $10. Register in person at the Spalding County Extension Office before June 11th to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Griffin, GA
  • Sep 3 - Sep 4 Starting a New Food Business This workshop is great for any food entrepreneur who is just getting started, as well as those who have gotten their feet wet but would like to learn more. Starting a New Food Business discusses federal and state regulations, the processes involved with getting a food product to the market, and gives the attendees an opportunity to network with others in the food industry. Marietta, GA
  • Sep 10 - Sep 12 Value Added Meat and Poultry Processing The Value Added Meat and Poultry Processing Workshop covers the science of value-added processing and marination of poultry, systems and procedures of product development, ingredient and flavor technology, cooking, packaging, and troubleshooting. Athens, GA
  • Oct 8 - Oct 10 Certification for Food Safety Professionals This workshop covers food safety, sanitation issues, SOPs and SSOPs, personal hygiene, verification and validation of HACCP and Preventive Control programs, pathogen control, auditing, trace back plans, recall plans, and much more! Athens, GA
  • Nov 12 - Nov 14 Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods This course teaches only the acidified portion of the Better Process Control School and is geared specifically for acidified foods and canning in glass containers. There is a hands-on training lab that will show the proper use of canning equipment. Athens, GA