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UGA Extension agents, staff and trained volunteers keep local communities informed through county Extension offices. We offer reliable information and programs in the areas of agriculture, food, families, the environment, and 4-H youth development. Let us help you learn, grow, and do more!

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
  • 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
  • Oct 15 - Oct 17 Preventive Controls for Human Foods This course is the FDA-recognized curriculum to become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) as per the FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Foods Rule. This 2 1/2 day course trains individuals to implement food safety practices within their facility using the standardized curriculum and through the use of break-out groups geared towards developing a model food safety plan. 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