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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, youth education and family & consumer sciences. Backed up by UGA Specialists and a network of resources, Extension Agents have been on the job in Georgia since 1914.
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. We provide soil and water testing, plant identification, plant disease diagnosis, insect identification and control, site visits, private and commercial pesticide licensing. Our AG Agent hosts an informative Lunch & Learn Series on topics such as vegetable gardening, pruning, lawn care, and beekeeping.
Learn more about our Master Gardener Extension Volunteer 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 programming to choose from both in-person and online.
Family & Consumer Sciences: provides education in the community on topics including: healthy eating and cooking, as well as ServSafe Managers Training Certifications, and Child Care Provider credit hours. Our Family and Consumer Science Agent also offers counseling and resources in health education, diabetic meal planning, and food safety.
Precision Ag Specialist Simerjeet "Simer" Virk is now an assistant professor and precision agriculture Extension specialist at UGA-Tifton.
No insect apocalypse Long-term ecological site study shows no net insect changes
COVID-19 Cell Immunity First study to show taste bud cell immunity from contact with virus particle.