Virginia Cooperative Extension Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act
Join Virginia Cooperative Extension as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which officially established the National Cooperative Extension System. Activities are being planned throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to commemorate the centennial in 2014. Events will be held in local communities, recognition of our Extension volunteers, and even a Virginia Cooperative Extension Day on May 8! Check this site frequently for periodic centennial updates and articles about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and events.
2014 Practical Beekeeping for Beginners
The Northern Virginia Beekeeping Teaching Cooperative offers Practical Beekeeping for Beginners. This class is being co-sponsored by the Rappahannock Beekeepers Association and the Spotsylvania Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension.
2014 Practical Beekeeping for Beginners Brochure (PDF | 149KB)
2014 ServSafe Food Safety Management Course
The ServSafe Food Safety Management Course was developed by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association. The text, ServSafe Managers, is part of the Foundation’s food safety program. After completing the classroom work, participants take a one-hour certification exam developed by the Educational Foundation.
2014 ServSafe Brochure (PDF | 356KB)
ServSafe Course Registration
ServSafe Food Handler Course
Food Safety Training is the single most affordable way to protect your business! Cleanliness and Safe Food Matter:
- The CDC estimate that foodborne diseases cause 76 million illnesses and 5,000 deaths annually.
- The public is concerned about cleanliness and safe food.
- Food establishments have been closed for critical health code violations, such as pest infestation, unsanitary work environment, improper storage and handling of food, poor hygiene practices and foodborne disease outbreak.
The ServSafe Food Handler Course is a complete solution that delivers consistent food safety training to employees. The program covers these key areas:
- Basic food safety
- Personal hygiene
- Cross-contamination and allergens
- Time and temperature
ServSafe Food Handler Course Brochure (PDF | 310KB)
SAVE THE DATE!!!!
Too Early for Making Summer Plans??? - Never!
What: 4-H JUNIOR CAMP 2014
When: July 27-31, 2014
Where: NOVA 4-H Center, Front Royal, VA, on 229 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains
For: Youth from Spotsylvania, Caroline and King George, ages 9-13 (as of 9/30/14); older youth may attend as teen counselors or counselors in training (CIT). Counselor and CIT training is provided.
Cost: $300/camper, includes lodging, meals, classes, insurance, snacks and transportation via chartered buses
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2014 (payment due at time of registration) (available slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and a limited number of camp scholarships are available)
Contact: Virginia Cooperative Extension office in Spotsylvania, Cindy Puryear, firstname.lastname@example.org, 540-507-7569
(4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.)
2014 Spotsylvania County 4-H Camp Brochure (PDF | 215KB)