Egg candling and backyard poultry class

Special to the Times

The University of Georgia Extension Office, at 97 Lake Dow Road in McDonough, will host an Egg Candling & Backyard Poultry Class October 10 from 8:30 a.m., to 2 p.m., in Meeting Room A. Pre-registration is required.

The egg candling portion will be taught by Dan Pitts, from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, from 8:30-11 a.m. UGA Poultry Specialist will discuss backyard poultry from 12:30-2 p.m.

Anyone who sells eggs to patrons at a farmers market must hold an egg-candling certificate. This class teaches proper procedures for egg candling in accordance with Georgia Department of Agriculture standards, and provides the information necessary to obtain the certificate.

For more information or to register, e-mail or call the Extension at 770-288-8421.