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Cooperative Extension

The Surry County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of Surry County improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

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 VA Cooperative Extension offers both the ServSafe® Manager Certification Training Course, and the Food Handler’s Training, accredited food safety certification programs developed by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association.

The trainings are offered locally to food service workers at restaurants, hospitals, schools, and childcare centers; or to improve your resume when looking for a commercial food preparation job.  Participants receive instruction about food safety concepts such as sanitation, food storage, safety regulations, pest management, and safe food handling practices.

Upon successful completion of the class and exam, the certification is good for 3 years.

Contact the Cooperative Extension Office for more information.

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Virginia Cooperative Extension programs are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital or family status.  If you are a person with a disability and need assistance to participate in this event, please call the extension office at least 5 days prior to the event.

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Congratulations to our Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent, Glenn Slade, for receiving the National Association of County Agricultural Agents Association Distinguished Service Award at their recent annual meeting

Congratulations to our Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent, Glenn Slade, for receiving the National Association of County Agricultural Agents Association Distinguished Service Award at their recent annual meeting. This award is given to those that represent the top two percent of the membership of NACAA as chosen by their peers and the Directors of Extension of the various states.