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What Is UGA Extension?
UGA Extension is a county, state and federal funded organization supported by specialists in the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
History of Extension
In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, which established Land Grant Colleges throughout the nation. Each land grant institution would have a College of Agriculture that must teach classes, serve the public and perform research. In 1914, Senator Hoke Smith from Georgia and Representative Ashbury Lever from South Carolina presented the Smith –Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service. The Act was passed in Congress and signed into law by the President. This legislature required that the Cooperative Extension Service, as the service arm of the land grant institutions in each state, provide information in agriculture & natural resources, family & consumer sciences, and 4-H & youth development.
Scope of Extension
Did you know that every county in Georgia has an Extension service, providing unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families? Take a look at our Extension diagram, which provides a visual representation of the scope of Cooperative Extension in the United States.
- Mar 27-Mar 28
- ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam (63.0 miles)
- 10:30 AM | Waynesboro, GA
- 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.
- Mar 30-Mar 31
- ServSafe Manager Course & Exam
- 8:30 AM | Elberton, GA
- The two-day ServSafe Manager Course will be offered in Elberton, Georgia on March 30 & March 31, 2017. The cost to attend the class and take the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe Exam is $140. Call our office for instructions on registering for the class - all registrations must be received by March 10, 2017.
- Apr 1-Apr 3
- 9th-12th Grades Conference (90.0 miles)
- Eatonton, GA
- Open to 9th - 12th graders. Prom-type dance.