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
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.
Nov 15 Growing Backyard Fruit Trees Learn how to grow apples, pears, plums, peaches, and pomegranates. Pest control, pruning, fertilization, maintenance and more will be discussed to maximize your backyard fruit production. Jeffersonville, GA - (77.0 Miles)
Nov 16 UGA Extension Gwinnett Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exam Preparatory Class This class is for those who want to pass the exam to obtain the pesticide applicator license in category 24 ornamental and turf. It covers both the general standards and the ornamental and turf sections. The program will discuss how to register for the exam, and it will offer practice exams for the participants. Lawrenceville, GA - (24.0 Miles)
Nov 23 - Nov 27 National 4-H Congress National 4-H Congress Atlanta, GA - (21.0 Miles)