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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. 
 

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, site visits and private/commercial pesticide licensing.  Learn more about our Master Gardener Extension Volunteer  Program. 
2020 Lunch & Learn 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.  4-H Nights Calendar

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.  Walk-a-Weigh Classes

 


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Upcoming Events
  • Mar 25 Skeeters and Sprinklers: A Green Industry Update Spring is just around the corner, and UGA Extension has the information you need to take your skills to the next level. Join us for talks and demonstrations by UGA agents, specialists, and industry professionals on irrigation, mosquitoes, and integrated pest management. Cost: $25 Per Person - Please Register by March 20th Lunch Provided for Pre-Registrants Register Here: https://rockdalegreenupdate03252020.eventbrite.com Proposed Agenda: Agenda: 8:30 - Welcome & Registration 9:00 - Irrigation laws & Regulations 9:30 - Irrigation Components and Principals 10:00 - Mosquito Biology 11:00 - IPM Talk 12:00 - Smart Irrigation 12:15 - Lunch 1:00 - 2:00 - Dual Session: Irrigation Practicum/Demo (Outside) / IPM Talk 2 2:15 - CEUs, Closing Remarks and Adjourn Conyers, GA
  • Mar 25 Skeeters & Sprinklers: A Green Industry Update UGA Rockdale County and Hunter are hosting this informative workshop! Green Update Spring is just around the corner, and UGA Extension has the information you need to take your skills to the next level. Join us for talks and demonstrations by UGA Agents, Specialists and Industry Professionals on irrigation, mosquitoes, and integrated pest management. Training includes: Landscape Irrigation components Smart Irrigation Mosquito Biology and Control Landscape Integrated Pest Management Available Pesticide License CEUs - Cat. 24, 10 (Private) and GCLP DATE: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. LOCATION: 1261 Commercial Drive SW, Conyers, GA 30094 COST: $25 per person. Deadline to register is Friday, March 20! Lunch provided for everyone who is pre-registered! More information - Contact James Murphy at 770-278-7373 or jtmurph@uga.edu. UGA Extension is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran, Disablility Institution. Conyers, GA
  • Apr 22 - Apr 23 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam UGA Rockdale County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. The training is from 9am - 3:30pm, both days. $140.00 Conyers, GA
Upcoming Events
Feb 22 Farm to School Farmer Forum Winder, GA - (33.0 miles) Barrow County School Nutrition is actively seeking more locally produced food to serve in their cafeterias and is willing to pay competitive prices and accept both small and large quantities. Farmers, please join us for the following sessions aimed at increasing local procurement. This event is free due to funding by a USDA Farm to School grant. Session materials, coffee, refreshments, and lunch by Chef John Huff are included as a part of this program. - Selling to the School, our local school nutrition coordinators will discuss the ins and outs of selling local agricultural products to the school, followed by a Q&A, and facilitated discussion on how to make the process more workable for all involved - Food Safety on the Farm, review of on-farm and transportation food safety - Maintaining Quality through Harvest and Post-Harvest Practices, UGA Extension specialist Dr. Tim Coolong will discuss best practices for harvest and post-harvest storage to maintain peak quality of locally grown produce.
Feb 24 - Mar 16 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Forsyth, GA - (42.0 miles) A free tax preparation and electronic filing service offered by volunteers. This service is by appointment only. Appointments available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Feb 24 Proper Landscape Pruning Jonesboro, GA - (17.0 miles) February is an ideal time to prune a variety of trees and ornamentals. Learn the proper techniques to prune your landscape effectively. Registration is required. Call the Clayton County Extension office at 770-473-3945 to register or email uge1063@uga.edu
Feb 25 Radon In Your Home Forsyth, GA - (42.0 miles) An educational class discussing Radon awareness. This program will be led by Derek Cooper, UGA Extension Radon Educator. The program is free and open to the public. Test kits for both air and water will be available for purchase. Please call to reserve your spot for this informative class.
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