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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


    • Oct 4 - Oct 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.
    • Dec 6 - Dec 7
    • 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.
    • 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.

Extension News



    • Heirlooms at Rock Eagle
    • Published 8/25/2016 by Merritt Melancon
    • Rock Eagle 4-H gardeners are asking their middle Georgia neighbors to share their seeds this fall.
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    • GMO Safety
    • Published 8/18/2016
    • GMOs undergo years of safety testing and have been proven safe before they make it to the supermarket.
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    • Extension Academy
    • Published 8/17/2016 by Merritt Melancon
    • UGA Extension's 2016 Extension Academy class to start training in September.
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    • Soil Festival
    • Published 8/11/2016 by Merritt Melancon
    • Soil experts from UGA Extension will be on hand to answer questions, take samples at Love Local: A Soil Festival to Grow Healthier Communities.
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    • Research Funding
    • Published 8/11/2016 by Merritt Melancon
    • Fiscal year 2016 broke records for external research funding at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
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