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100 Anniversary Logo100 Years of UGA Extension

The University of Georgia is celebrating the centennial of the Smith-Lever Act, which created the national network of educators known as the Cooperative Extension System. Visit our website at for a collection of our stories and events.

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ServeSafe® Training
April 22-23, 2014
June 17-18, 2014
August 12-13, 2014
October 7-8, 2014
December 9-10, 2014

ServSafe® Manager's Training is held at the Lanier County Extension Office, 162 W. Thigpen Ave., Lakeland, GA on the dates listed above. The registration deadline is given on the registration form and the cost is $140.00 (Re-test Only: $60.00). For more information contact Rachel Hubbard, Lanier County FACS Agent, at (229) 482-3895. You can view/print a registration form and course schedule by clicking on any of the dates above.

38th Annual - 2014 Lowndes Area Market Hog Show

The 38th Annual - 2014 Lowndes Area Market Hog Show will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 5:00 PM at the Lowndes County Civic Center. The sale will be held on Wednesday, November 5, 7:00 PM. Click here for the Rules & Regulations and Entry Form. Entry form with accompanying $35.00 entry fee must be turned in to the Lanier County Extension Office by 5 PM, Thursday, September 11th. Any member of the Lowndes, Echols and Lanier FFA/4-H Clubs, grades 1-12, will be eligible to enter the show. Pre-club members must be 6 years old by entry date.

Walk Georgia - Move More. Live More Walk Georgia Logo picture

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension invites you to spend eight weeks increasing your physical activity level in a fun, community-oriented way. To learn more, please visit Check out the blog, Notes for the Road.

GATE - Georgia Agricultural Tax Exemption

Qualified agricultural producers are required to have a tax exemption certificate in order to purchase specified products without being charged sales tax on those items. Applications may be completed electronically online at the GATE website, or they can be submitted by mail. The Lanier County Farm Bureau also has applications available.

40-Gallon Challenge 40-Gallon Challenge logo

A University of Georgia Cooperative Extension program challenges Georgians to save 40 gallons of water per day. The 40-Gallon Challenge allows Georgians to compete against other Americans who are taking the challenge in their states. Take the 40-Gallon Challenge to save water for your county! Visit the 40-Gallon Challenge website.


Ongoing 4-H Project: Pop Tab Collection for Ronald McDonald House

4-H Needs Your Pop Tops Banner Last year 4-H’ers continued their tradition of collecting and selling pop tabs to benefit the Ronald McDonald Houses of Georgia. Last year 4-H’ers collected 14,053 pounds of pop tabs for a total donation value of around $7,500! This year the donation will go to the Ronald McDonald House of West Georgia in Columbus.  The project began in 2002 when 7th and 8th grade 4-H’ers presented the idea to 4-H administration. Since that date, 4-H’ers have raised over $77,748 to support Ronald McDonald Houses across the state by selling 129,236 pounds of pop tabs. Remember that this is an ongoing project and we will be turning in pop tabs again in November keep collecting!

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