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The Lanier County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education. 

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Upcoming Events


    • Jun 13 - Jun 14
    • ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam
    • 8:30 AM | Lakeland, GA
    • Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF.
    • Aug 8 - Aug 9
    • ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam
    • 8:30 AM | Lakeland, GA
    • Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF.
    • Oct 3 - Oct 4
    • ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam
    • 8:30 AM | Lakeland, GA
    • Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF.

Extension News



    • Squash Struggles
    • Published 5/24/2017 by Sharon Dowdy
    • Best bet for squash-growing is to plant resistant varieties and take a break in the height of summer.
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    • Winter Squash
    • Published 5/24/2017 by Sharon Dowdy
    • Winter squash are harvested when mature and can be kept in storage for months.
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    • New Food Trends
    • Published 5/15/2017 by Merritt Melancon
    • Locally sourced scone and muffin hybrid takes top prize at Georgia 4-H's 2017 Food Product Development Contest.
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    • Citrus Trees
    • Published 5/11/2017 by Clint Thompson
    • Among the 100 trees planted through the MitCo Grow program, 30 were UGA scientist Wayne Hanna's seedless, cold-hardy cultivars.
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    • Pecan Production Costs
    • Published 4/26/2017 by Clint Thompson
    • UGA Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells says pecans have to be protected against insect pests and disease pressure.
    • Read More

UGA Website for Hurricane Resources

Here you'll find resources from UGA Extension and the land-grant universities to assist families and communities in dealing with damage from Hurricane Matthew.