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

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Extension News


  • To Overseed or Not?
  • Published 9/22/2016 by Robert Speir
  • Drivers search for fuel while farmers work to grow "fuel" for livestock.
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  • Save Seeds
  • Published 9/22/2016 by Joshua Fuder
  • By saving seeds, gardeners can save money and grow the same fruit their ancestors did.
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  • Perfect Companion
  • Published 9/22/2016 by Norman Winter
  • When added to combination plantings, 'Everillo' sedge is mesmerizing.
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Upcoming Events


  • Oct 1
  • 8:00 AM | Jeffersonville, GA
  • Get ready for FOOD, MUSIC, FUN, FARM TOURS, VENDORS, AND ACTIVITIES! Mark your calendars and get ready for a fun day! 8am to Noon (Farm Tours) 11am – 5pm (Farm & Family Day Fest) *To register for a farm tour please call the office to register and to receive more information on farm tour details.
  • Oct 3-Oct 5
  • Americus, GA
  • You can improve your food safety and sanitation skills through a nationally recognized food safety sanitation course. The class is 16 hours by a Certified ServSafe Trainer of UGA Family and Consumer Sciences, Mitzi Parker. This course meets the new GA Food Code requirements and is certified through the National Restaurant Association and includes the course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instruction, and refreshments. Successful completion of the exam provides certification. The class fee of $140.00 includes course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instructions, and refreshments. Lunch is on your own.
  • Oct 4-Oct 5
  • 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.
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Extension Publications


  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016)
  • Published 9/2/2016
  • Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
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  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987)
  • Published 9/19/2016
  • This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
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  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943)
  • Published 5/25/2016
  • The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
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