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

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Upcoming Events
Jun 14 Vegetable Garden Lunch & Learn Thomson, GA - (130.0 miles) Are you wanted to start a garden for the first time or maybe you want to revamp your the garden you've had for years? Join us the 2nd Wednesday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. each month from February to October to learn how to make the most out of your garden throughout the year. Join us in-person or online! If you're joining us in-person, make sure to bring your lunch to enjoy while learning.
Jun 15 - Jun 16 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam - Thomas County Thomasville, GA - (153.0 miles) University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Thomas County provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF.
Jun 15 Canning Class - Strawberry Jam Conyers, GA - (191.0 miles) Rockdale County Extension is holding six canning classes this year! These are hands-on workshops where you will learn the principles of safe food preservation and where to find tested recipes, as well as work in groups to complete all the steps to preserve the featured food. You'll get to taste the finished product and make a jar to take home! Your registration fee covers all class materials, light refreshments, and a jar of the finished product. Thursday evenings: Strawberry Jam: June 15 from 5:30-8pm Tomato Salsa: June 29 from 5:30-8pm Pepper Jelly: July 13 from 5:30-8pm Friday mornings: Peach Jam: Friday, August 4 from 10am-12:30pm Soup Starter and Freezer Jam: Friday, August 11 from 10am-12:30pm Pickled Green Beans: Friday, August 18 from 10am-12:30pm Location: 1127 West Avenue SW Conyers, GA 30012
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