UGA Extension Office


Cherry Trees at the Rockdale County Extension Office

What is Extension?

UGA Cooperative Extension is a collaboration between Georgia county governments, the USDA, and the University of Georgia's Colleges of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences and Family & Consumer Sciences. The mission of UGA Cooperative Extension is to extend lifelong learning to the people of Georgia through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families. Backed up by UGA Specialists and a network of resources, Extension Agents have been on the job in Georgia since 1914.

                                                   Select from the links below for Rockdale County Programs.

Agriculture4-H Youth Education and Family & Consumer Sciences.

Upcoming Event: Spring Plant Sale

Agriculture & Natural Resources: Our goal in Rockdale County is to assist and educate local farmers, businesses, homeowners, and gardeners with latest agriculture and horticulture information regarding soil and water testing, plant identification and diseases, insect identification and control, and private/commercial pesticide licensing.  We also offer consultations with a UGA Agriculture Agent, and information about the Master Gardener Extension Volunteers Program.

Soil Testing

Upcoming Event: Summer Camp

4-H Nights Schedule

4-H Youth Development: Rockdale County's future leaders learn life skills through hands-on learning experiences. 4-H is considered one of the world's largest youth clubs offering today's youth from Kindergarten-12th grade a variety of clubs, programs, summer camp and activities.

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            Visit Georgia 4-H State website

Upcoming Event: Walk-a-Weigh Wellness Program

Family & Consumer Sciences: Provides education in the community on topics including: healthy eating and cooking, as well as quarterly ServSafe Managers Training Certifications, and quarterly Child Care Provider credit hours. The Family and Consumer Science Agent also offers counseling and workshops  in a variety of areas. These include: Health education, diabetic meal planning, and food safety.

Upcoming Events
  • Mar 5 - Mar 19 Right Bite Diabetes Cooking School Learn to prepare delicious meals and snacks to control or prevent diabetes and other diseases. During our three exciting lessons you will learn: -to choose healthier food at the store -prepare recipes lower in fat, cholesterol, sugar, and sodium -portion control. Registration fee $20. Forsyth, GA - (42.0 Miles)
  • Mar 20 - Mar 21 Step Up and Lead @ Rock Eagle 4-H Center Step Up and Lead is a youth leadership conference designed and facilitated by youth development professionals for 4th-8th grade students, featuring exciting, interactive workshops that promote leadership, public speaking, teamwork, and collaboration! Schools are encouraged to register and bring student government members, club officers, or other emerging youth leaders. Eatonton, GA - (46.0 Miles)
  • Mar 20 - Mar 23 Better Process Control School The Better Process Control School offers instruction which fulfills the FDA and USDA Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements to certify supervisors of acidification, thermal processing, and container closure evaluation operations during the canning of low-acid or acidified foods. Athens, GA - (46.0 Miles)
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Rockdale County Staff 2018