Language Interpretation Services Now Available
If you have limited English skills, do not let that stop you from visiting an Extension office. If you have difficulty speaking or understanding English, our staff can serve you by connecting you to one of our Extension agents through a telephone-based interpreter. Interpretation for more than 200 languages is provided. This service is free to our clients. Read more
2015 Drinking Water Clinic
If you have a private water source, such as a well, spring or cistern, YOU are responsible for the safety of your family's water quality and the maintenance of your supply system! The Virginia Household Water Quality Program provides practical information to homeowners about maintaining and protecting private water systems such as wells, spring and cisterns. People who rely on public water systems for drinking water have professionals routinely testing their water quality to ensure it meets federal drinking water standards, but private water system owners must take care of this monitoring themselves. Through this program, a drinking water clinic will be offered in Spotsylvania County this year, which provide affordable water testing, interpretation of test results and general information about maintenance of private water systems and dealing with water problems.
Participation in a drinking water clinic includes analysis for 14 chemical and bacteriological constituents. Since analysis occurs at our cost recovery lab, the analysis is $50. Comparable analysis at a private commercial lab would cost about $300.
2015 Drinking Water Clinic Flyer (PDF | 290KB)
2015 Drinking Water Clinic Registration Form (PDF | 267KB)
2015 Soil Sampling Letter (PDF | 253KB)
2016 ServSafe Manager’s Course
This is a 16 hour course that includes the book, instruction, test preparation, and a nationally recognized certificate. Please call the extension office for more details if needed.
2016 ServSafe Manager’s Course Brochure and Registration (PDF | 1MB)
2016 Food Handler's Class
The ServSafe Food Handler Program is a complete solution that delivers consistent food safety training to employees. The program covers five key areas:
- Basic Food Safety
- Personal Hygiene
- Cross-contamination & Allergens
- Time & Temperature
- Cleaning & Sanitation
2016 Food Handler's Class Brochure and Registration (PDF | 1MB)