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  • Aug 1-Aug 2
  • 8:30 AM | Albany, GA
  • You can improve your food safety and sanitation skills through a nationally recognized food safety sanitation course. The class is 16 hours by a Certified ServSafe Trainer of UGA Family and Consumer Sciences, Suzanne Williams. 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, instructions, and refreshments. Lunch is on your own.
  • Aug 9
  • 1:30 PM | LaGrange, GA
  • The Master Gardener Extension Volunteer program in Georgia is a volunteer training program designed to help University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Staff transfer research-based information about gardening and related subjects to the public by training home gardeners. Master Gardener Extension Volunteers are active in many Georgia counties. Through this program UGA Extension is able to reach out and serve more citizens with educational programming and demonstrations in these five target areas: Environmental Stewardship Home Food Production Gardening with Youth Value of Landscapes Health Benefits of Gardening UGA requires background checks of each applicant
  • Aug 16
  • 9:00 AM | Albany, GA
  • UGA Extension is launching the Journeyman Farmer program that provides a comprehensive training for beginning farmers. The program includes a three step training: Step 1 - Small Farm Business Planning Step 2 - Vegetable Production Step 3 - Hands-on Production Small Farm Business Planning: August 2016 in Dougherty County Vegetable Production: January 2017 in Dougherty County WHEN: 4-Day training Small Farm Business Planning Tues., Aug. 16, 9am – 12pm Thurs., Aug. 18, 9am – 12pm Tues., Aug. 23, 9am – 12pm Thurs., Aug. 25, 9am – 12pm WHERE:Dougherty County Extension- 125 Pine Ave., Candy Room- Albany, GA 31701 The program is free, but registration is required. To register, call Dougherty County Extension at (229)436-7216.
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Extension Publications


    • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016)
    • Published 6/29/2016
    • Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
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    • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987)
    • Published 5/23/2016
    • This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
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    • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943)
    • Published 5/25/2016
    • The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
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