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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



    • 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.
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    • Pecan Book
    • Published 4/13/2017 by Julia Rodriguez
    • Book covers the health advantages of pecans, the development of different varieties and the nut's surge in popularity around the world.
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    • Avalon Variety
    • Published 4/6/2017 by Clint Thompson
    • UGA's newest pecan variety produces a bigger nut and shows high resistance to scab disease.
    • 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.