Food Safety Certification – ServSafe®

The ServSafe course, conducted by Penn State Extension, is being held at the Penn State Worthington Campus in Dawson 123 on Monday, August 1, from 9 am – 4 pm and Monday, August 8, from 9 am – noon.

The course covers information related to preventing cross contamination, safe handling of food, temperature control, cleaning and sanitization, proper storage, and pest control in addition to other relevant topics.

The exam for the course will immediately follow the August 8 class at 1 p.m.

After attending the class sessions and passing the multiple choice exam, participants will receive a ServSafe certificate which meets the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s requirement for food safety certification.

The cost of the class is $185, and the registration deadline is Wednesday, July 27.  Interested individuals can also register online at (choose ServSafe under “Courses and Workshops”).

Contact Nicole McGeehan at 570-421-6430 or with any questions.

Penn State Extension-Lackawanna County Volunteer & Partner Recognition Event And Annual Meeting

The Penn State Volunteer & Partner Recognition Event and Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, June 9, at 6 p.m. at the Penn State Worthington Campus’ Gallagher Conference Center, 120 Ridge View Drive, Dunmore.

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with registration and appetizers.

At this year’s Annual Meeting, the Extension will recognize its volunteers and community partners.

There is no charge for the event. Pre-registration is required, and the deadline is Friday, June 3.   For questions or to register, contact the Penn State Extension office at 570-963-6842 or email

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