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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. 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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Upcoming Event: 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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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.


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Upcoming Events
  • Jan 17 Nutrition Class Learn how to eat healthy without spending a lot of money, the value of having a grocery list, what it means to eat healthy foods, and portion control to prevent weight gain. Ellijay, GA - (80.0 Miles)
  • Jan 17 Money/Budget Class Learn how to stretch your food dollars, the importance of paying bills on time, and how to keep track of your spending. Ellijay, GA - (80.0 Miles)
  • Jan 18 North GA Apple Production Meeting Not only is fruit production different each year but the 2018 meetings will also be different. Instead of two half day meetings, there will be one all-day meeting that will provide educational information from several specialists around the Southeast. They will discuss fertilizer applications, orchard floor management, thinners and growth regulators, an insecticide update, ambrosia beetle control, a disease and fungicide update, emerging herbicides, a roundtable discussion, pesticide recording keeping and an FSMA update. In addition to the education, recertification credit has been applied for and will be issued to people that attend who already have a private or commercial pesticide license. The meeting is open to the public as well. Ellijay, GA - (80.0 Miles)
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Rockdale County Staff 2018