Family & Consumer Science

Food Manager Certification Training, September 20-21

The Food Manager 2-Day Certification Training will take place September 20-21, 2017 at the Wharton County Extension Office. This exciting, hands-on food safety course will equip you with the latest in food safety principles and practices and will help prepare you for the National Certified Food Manager Examination. The cost of this course is $125.00 and includes the course, national certification examination, coursebook, and all course materials.

Click here to download the FPM Registration Form

Mail completed registration form with your check or money order to:

118 Cater-Mattil
2253 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2253



ABC Child Care Conference, September 9, 2017

The All Babies & Children (ABC) Child Care Conference will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 and will offer child care providers, foster parents and other adults who work with children the opportunity to earn seven (7) clock hours of credit.  The conference will be at the Pioneer Student Center at Wharton County Junior College at 911 East Boling Highway in Wharton.

Pre-registration is required by September 1, 2017, with no on-site registration and no substitution of participants. Early Bird Registration is $35 per person (includes catered lunch) and must be postmarked by August 11, 2017. Registration after August 11 is $40 per person (includes catered lunch) and must be postmarked by September 1, 2017.

The conference will begin with check-in at 7:30 a.m.; conference sessions will start at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. No substitutions will be allowed. Participants must stay the entire day; no partial credit can be given. A payment receipt can be mailed upon request. For check payments, please ensure you have the driver’s license number, date of birth, and phone number for the check signer. Mail in forms to: Wharton County  Junior College, Continuing Education Department, 5333 FM 1640, Richmond, TX 77469.

ABC Childcare Conference Registration Forms and conference flyers are available at the Wharton County Extension Office or online at For more information, please call 281-239-1531

Sponsors of this year’s conference are Wharton County Junior College, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Wharton County, and Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program.  They will seek to provide reasonable accommodations for all persons with disabilities for this conference.  They ask that participants contact them to advise them of the auxiliary aid or service required at least two weeks in advance.


Food Handlers Class, September 25, 2017

The “Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER)” was revised and updated and made effective October 11, 2015. A major change in the revision now requires all food employees to complete an accredited Food Handlers Training Program within 60 days of employment, effective September 16, 2016.

A food handlers course accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services is being offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services of Wharton County.  Food Safety: It’s In Your Hands is scheduled for Monday, September 25, 2017 starting at 4:00pm at the Extension office at 315 East Milam Street.

This 1-2-hour course will now be required for all food service employees to help promote the service of safe food. The certificate is good for 2 years and is valid anywhere in the State of Texas. The course is a basic overview of food safety practices that are necessary to ensure that safe food is served at your establishment. Practices discussed include good personal hygiene, cross contamination, and time and temperature abuse.

To register for the course, call the Extension office at 979-532-3310.   Registration can also be done in-person the day of the course.  The cost is $20.00 per person and must be paid in full before the course begins.

Please bring Check or Money Order made out to: Food Handlers #230202. No cash or credit cards accepted.






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