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UGA Extension is a partnership between the University of Georgia and local counties that provide the community with education and resources in three program areas.  The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is on the forefront of food safety, technology, research, and education; keeping Georgia’s economy strong and making life better for Georgians. 

The Rockdale County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education.

We focus our efforts, education and resources in three program areas.            


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Upcoming Events

4-H Nights - Calendar

Master Gardener Volunteer Program
(Accepting applications Sept.1st-Oct 31st)

Cotton Boll Consumer Judging

Cancer Prevention Cooking School - October 7th

Contact our office @ 770-278-7373
for more details.


Agriculture & Natural Resources, Our goal is to assist and educate local farmers, businesses, homeowners, gardeners and Master Gardener Extension Volunteers with information about plant identification, plant diseases, insect identification, pest control, and soil and water testing. We offer soil and water lab analysis, and consultations with a UGA Agriculture agent. private and commercial pesticide licensing.


Soil Testing

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 in a variety of areas. These include: Health education, financial planning, diabetic meal planning, and food safety.


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Extension Publications
  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
  • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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