Please see the e-mail below from Mrs. Trish Williams at Sonoraville HS. They are offering an Egg Candling Certification Class for poultry producers to get their Candling Certification from the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Please see the information below or contact Mrs. Williams for more information.
Egg Candling Certification Class
September 11, 2012 @ Sonoraville High School
Classes will be offered in 2 hour intervals beginning at 8:00AM with the last class starting at 4:00PM.
If you sell eggs to the public or plan to sell eggs in the future you must have this certification.
(See below from department of agriculture)
All ages are welcome to obtain certification.
Please click on link to register for the course.
This course is sponsored by Gordon County Young Farmers and is offered at no cost to the public.
Gordon County Young Farmers
Egg Candling Class
Individuals desiring to produce and offer for sale shell eggs in Georgia shall comply with The Georgia Egg Law (Chapter 2, Title 26, Article 8, Section 260-273) which states, “Each egg candler and grader, of eggs offered for sale, shall obtain a license from the Department of Agriculture at no cost, after demonstrating to the satisfaction of the department his capability and qualifications as an egg candler and grader.” The license can be obtained from a department representative by successfully taking and passing a written examination and a candling examination both administered by the department representative. The recommended study materials for the written examination and the candling examination include The Georgia Egg Law which can be obtained from the Georgia Department of Agriculture at no charge or on line at www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/gacode/index.htm (Title 26) and the USDA Federal Egg-Grading Manual, AH-75 which can be obtained from USDA-AMS Poultry Programs-STOP 0259, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-0259 (202-720-3506) or on line at http://www.ams.usda.gov/poultry/resources/pypubs.htm.