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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.


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.


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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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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.


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Upcoming Events
  • Jul 16 - Jul 21 Marine Resources Camp (6th - 8th grade) Marine Resources Camp (6th - 8th grade) at Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island Tybee Island, GA - (216.0 Miles)
  • Jul 19 4-H Day at the Atlanta History Center Calling all history buffs! Experience history come alive during the 2018 4-H Day at the Atlanta History Center. Enjoy hands-on activities and exploring the historic Smith Family Farm, Wood Family Cabin, native plant quarry, and interactive exhibits. Program activities include ethnobotany, visiting the Smith Family Farm animals, learning about beekeeping, planting seeds, and more! Open to 4th-12th graders. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch. Cost = $6 Questions? Contact Laurie Murrah-Hanson at laurs@uga.edu. Atlanta, GA - (24.0 Miles)
  • Jul 21 Jonesboro Farmers Market The Jonesboro Farmers Market is attracting more vendors and urban farmers to the market this year. There is no charge for farmers/vendors to participate at the market, which makes the market unique. The market's vendors include urban farmers with a variety of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, cottage food vendors with an array of homemade products and a handful of vendors selling house plants and vegetable seedlings to start your backyard garden. UGA Clayton County Master Gardener Extension volunteers are at every market day sharing Extension gardening information. The market will also continue its live food preparation/nutrition demonstrations on occasional market days. Jonesboro, GA - (17.0 Miles)
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