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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
Sep 20 - Sep 25 Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference Crossville, GA - (349.0 miles) The Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference (SRTLC) is a first-of-its-kind, multi-state 4-H conference created to bring together 4-H teens and adults to empower & inspire them to make a positive change across the southern region through youth-adult partnerships. Georgia 4-H participates as one of several host states for SRTLC each year.
Sep 25 - Sep 26 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam - Grady County Cairo, GA - (69.0 miles) You can receive your ServSafe Manager Certification through this nationally recognized food safety sanitation course. The class is 12+ instruction hours and exam proctored by a Certified ServSafe Trainer. This course meets the new GA Food Code requirements, 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 $150.00 includes a course book, supplies, educational materials, exams, and instructions.
Sep 26 - Sep 27 CANCELLED - ServSafe Manager Two-Day Training Conyers, GA - (192.0 miles) We provide Georgia's food service industry with food safety training using the National and Georgia Restaurant Associations ServSafe® program. UGA Extension has been offering ServSafe® manager and employee (Food Handler) certification programs throughout the state since 1997. The ServSafe® Manager Exam is a very detailed 90-question multiple choice test. Examinees must score a 70% to obtain ServSafe® Manager Certification. Each two-day course offered includes course instruction by a certified ServSafe® instructor and proctor, an updated ServSafe® Manager book, a certification exam and light refreshments. The course goes from 9 am-3:30 pm on both days with a break for lunch on your own.
Sep 27 UGA Master Forager 2023-2024 Griffin, GA - (170.0 miles) Learn how to safely wild harvest with UGA Extension. This series will cover topics ranging from acorn processing to uses for herbaceous plants to a dye project through a 12-month hands-on series. Five full day programs will cover a wide array of topics while four optional labs provide opportunities to dive deeper and forage through the seasons. Finish up the year with a foraging graduation for those who successfully complete the series. Space in this series is limited to 20 participants to allow for as much hands-on experience as possible. September 27* October 4 October 18* November Off December Off January 24* February 28 March 27* April 24 May 29* June 26 July 31* *Full day program at UGA Research and Education Gardens in Griffin All other programs will be optional labs 1:00 - 3:00 pm, locations TBA An equal opportunity, affirmative action, veteran, disability institution.
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4-H State Congress
4-H State Congress State Congress features the state-level Project Achievement and Leadership in Action contests as well as recognition of youth development professionals, supporters and public officials for their contributions to the success of 4-H in Georgia. By Josie Smith | Published: 8/24/2023
New Viticulture Specialist
New Viticulture Specialist Sarah Lowder joined the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences this spring as the state’s only viticulturist, a position dedicated to providing the best methods for the cultivation and harvest of wine grapes. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 8/23/2023
Blueberry Breeding
Blueberry Breeding Georgia is well-known as the Peach State, but since 1949 plant breeders at the University of Georgia have been on a blue streak, bringing more than 50 blueberry varieties to market. By Jordan Powers | Published: 7/27/2023
Smokin Hot Garden
Smokin Hot Garden Although the heat in Georgia is brutal outside, there are many landscape plants that are in their glory this time of year. By Sheri Dorn | Published: 7/26/2023
A Bright Path
A Bright Path Georgia State 4-H President Venya Gunjal is determined to develop tools for others to succeed. By Josie Smith | Published: 7/20/2023

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