UGA Extension Office


Emergency Resources:


Get educated about Coronavirus (COVID-19): The CDC and USDA offer the latest guidelines for preventing the spread of the virus and answers to many questions. UGA provides information about health, travel, emergency preparedness and campus operations through their website. UGA Extension offers resources on sanitizing your home, hand washing, emergency food supplies, and keeping farm operations running.

Rockdale County physical office is closed.  We are available by phone or email.

The Rockdale County Extension office will be physically closed until further notice. All activities, events and most sales are cancelled at this time. Staff can still be reached via email (see below), by Facebook, or by leaving a message at 770-278-7373.  We do not have access to answer the phone immediately so please leave a voicemail message. We will respond within 24 hours during regular business hours Monday-Friday.

We are selling Yoshino Cherry, Dogwood and Crape Myrtle Trees, Call or email to order! 

Also, contact us regarding alternative options for processing soil & water samples.

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. 

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

* Email or call our office regarding alternative options for processing soil and water samples.

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
Apr 3 2020 Northeast District Forestry and Wildlife Field Day Toccoa, GA - (78.0 miles) Join UGA Extension for our third annual Northeast District Forestry and Wildlife Management Field Day. The purpose of this field day is to provide land managers the insight they need to provide quality habitat for wildlife while also maintaining a healthy and profitable timber stand.
Apr 3 - Apr 4 Garden Expo-CANCELLED Gainesville, GA - (48.0 miles) Our Garden Expos are not to be missed! This Complete Garden Event features an extensive selection of Southern plant vendors, garden art & products, informative seminars, and lots of door prizes.
Apr 3 - Apr 4 Cancelled-Spring Home & Garden Show Perry, GA - (84.0 miles) A fun family event featuring award winning products and services for the home and garden. Plants, yard accessories, pots, and more! Free educational activities for children.
Apr 8 Nutrition Class Ellijay, GA - (80.0 miles) Learn how to eat healthy without spending a lot of money, the importance of having a grocery list, what it means to eat healthy foods, portion control to prevent weight gain, and more.
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