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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


    • Feb 7 - Feb 8
    • 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.
    • 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.

Extension News



    • Brussels Sprouts
    • Published 1/20/2017 by Clint Thompson
    • UGA Extension research trials conclude that Georgia's warm temperatures work against Brussels sprouts production in Georgia.
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    • Black-eyed Peas
    • Published 1/12/2017 by Merritt Melancon
    • Georgia's black-eyed pea farmers hope for new luck in the new year, but experts aren't optimistic.
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    • Georgia Drought
    • Published 1/5/2017 by Clint Thompson
    • Wet, wintry conditions should provide relief from Georgia drought.
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    • Blackberry Patch
    • Published 1/11/2017 by Michael J. Wheeler
    • Picking blackberries in the summer is a Southern tradition you can maintain.
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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.