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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.  

 

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. Upcoming: Walk-a-Weigh Classes

 


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Upcoming Events
  • Jan 23 - Jan 24 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
  • 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
  • Aug 25 - Aug 26 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
  • Jan 23 - Jan 24 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
  • 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
  • Aug 25 - Aug 26 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
Jan 22 Training for Farmers and Growers on Produce Safety Rule Bogart, GA - (38.0 miles) This one-day workshop is being offered to produce growers. The training will cover the standardized curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, which meets the regulatory requirements of the Produce Safety Rule under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act). The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan.
Jan 23 Hemp Production Meeting Madison, GA - (35.0 miles) Morgan and Oconee Counties will hold a Hemp Production Meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Chop House Grille, 202 S. Main Street, Madison, GA 30650 beginning at 5:00 pm. This introductory meeting will provide requirements for growing hemp as a crop. Dr. Tim Coolong, UGA Vegetable Horticulturist, will present the program and answer questions. Please RSVP for the dinner meal count by Tuesday, January 21, at 5:00 pm. Call the Morgan County Extension Office: 706-342-2214. This meeting is sponsored by: Morgan County Row Crop Association and the Clarke/Oconee Cattleman's Association.
Jan 25 - Jan 26 Cloverleaf Project Achievement for 4-6th graders - Rome, GA Rome, GA - (80.0 miles) Cloverleaf Project Achievement for 4-6th graders - Rome, GA
Jan 27 Landscape Irrigation Workshop Athens, GA - (46.0 miles) Learn how Georgia’s emerging seasonal rainfall patterns impact landscapes and about water management methods that promote soil and water conservation. Plants need water, but knowing where, when and how much to water is crucial to maintaining healthy landscapes. We will review common plant health issues caused by misplaced or poorly timed irrigation and will discuss how these issues can be avoided. This presentation is intended to guide landscape professionals and property owners in efficient practices of irrigation, describe water regulations, and introduce simple irrigation system components, including a functioning display model. *Pesticide Applicator Licensees Re-certification Credits available - Cat 24 (4 hrs) & Cat 10 (3 hrs) Georgia Certified Landscape Professional continuing education units - 4 credits
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