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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


    • Apr 4 - Apr 5
    • 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.
    • 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.

Extension News



    • Journeyman Farmers
    • Published 2/23/2017 by James Carr
    • New farmers celebrate graduation from the Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program at the 20th Anniversary Georgia Organics Conference.
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    • Onion HOF
    • Published 2/22/2017 by Sharon Dowdy
    • Vidalia Onion Committee honors UGA scientist for his research on Georgia-grown sweet onions.
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    • Container herbs
    • Published 2/16/2017 by Norman Winter
    • Herbs can provide flavor to dishes and color, texture to container gardens.
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    • Pecan Crop
    • Published 2/8/2017 by Julia Rodriguez
    • Two hurricanes, drought had impact on Georgia's pecan acreage, but overall yield and prices were encouraging.
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    • Organics Conference
    • Published 2/2/2017 by Sharon Dowdy
    • February conference brings together organic growers, experts from across the state.
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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.