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.
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Our new address: 1261 Commercial Drive SW
Conyers GA 30094
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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.
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.
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.
Mar 26 Storm Damaged Tree Clean-up Training Storm Damaged Tree Cleanup Training March 26, 2019 9 am- 3pm Griffin, GA Private Sector Only (Public Sector contact Ellen Bauske) All tree care workers face the danger of storm-damaged trees that must be urgently removed. A North American Training Solutions instructor will explain and demonstrate rigging, distance release techniques, and handling wood under pressure. Participants will learn how to handle leaners, snags, hangers, and other frequently encountered challenges. Griffin, GA - (26.0 Miles)
Mar 26 “Selecting and Maintaining the right Lawn for your Landscape” Learn how to have the best-looking grass in your neighborhood by selecting the right turf and maintaining it with the the right care. Decatur, GA - (16.0 Miles)
Mar 28 Step Up and Lead at Camp Jekyll 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. Jekyll Island, GA - (234.0 Miles)