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What is UGA Extension?

The UGA Extension Office operates through a unique partnership with local county governments, the State of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We translate the science of everyday living for farmers, families and communities to foster a healthy and prosperous Georgia.

For more than a century, we've provided research-based education through a network of committed specialists, agents and volunteers to help Georgians learn, grow and do more.

Program areas:

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.

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.  Visit our Fun with Fresh Foods page for nutritious recipes and easy to follow videos.


State Wide Calendar of Events


Upcoming Events

  • Apr 16 Tomatoes with Tom! Come Join Tom Bonnell as he shares information about growing tomatoes, varieties to consider, and tips on producing a great harvest. FREE PROGRAM!
    • Fayetteville, GA - (32.0 Miles)
  • Apr 16 Backyard Berries (Virtual Series) Berry plants can be a great addition to your yard, especially if you enjoy fresh fruit and want to add some color and texture to your landscape. There are many types of berry bushes that work well in Georgia such as blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and elderberries. Come listen to Dekalb County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Sarah Brodd as she lists the many reasons why berries are the perfect addition to your home landscape.
    • Virtual Event
  • Apr 17 - Apr 18 Georgia 4-H Area Poultry Judging Contest - Henry 4-H Event
    • McDonough, GA - (22.0 Miles)

Upcoming Events

  • Apr 17 Kids Cooking Club 👩‍🍳✨Calling all young chefs! 🌈🍜Our Kids Cooking Club kicks off on February 21, 2024! 📅 Get ready for an experience filled with fun recipes, learning culinary basics, and, most importantly, having an absolute blast! 👱‍👧👨‍🦱🎉Open to kids aged 9-15, it's the perfect opportunity for your little ones to unleash their inner chef! 🍴Secure their spot for a deliciously good time! 🎈👨‍🍳#KidsCookingClub #KidsintheKitchen #YoungChefs #CulinaryFun Kids will learn culinary basics, kitchen safety, and teamwork while fostering lifelong skills and love for cooking.
    • Conyers, GA
  • Apr 18 Lunch & Learn - Raised Bed Gardens Limited space for gardening? Want something a little different than the traditional in ground rows? This is the Lunch and Learn for you! Come learn about an introduction to gardening in raised beds! This is a free online session, but registration is required. Please contact us to register and the zoom link will be provided to you.
    • Conyers, GA
  • Apr 25 Backyard Gardening - Vegetables Interested in growing your own vegetables? Join us for this program! This will be best suited for beginner growers who want to dip their toe in the vegetable world. We will learn about different growing techniques, maintenance, and what to look out for. We will have a few different vegetable starts available for you to take home and grow yourself, as well as growing instructions/options specific to each vegetable. The program will be held on April 25, 2024, from 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM at the Rockdale County Extension Office located at 1127 West Ave SW, Conyers, GA 30012. We hope to see you there!
    • Conyers, GA
Spring Plant SaleSpring Plant Sale -Hosted by Rockdale County Extension Volunteers. Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 9am-2pm. Located at 1400 Parker Rd. Conyers, GA.
Walk-a-Weigh Wellness ProgramWalk-a-Weigh is back and better than ever! It's an award-winning wellness program based on the National Diabetes Prevention Program and offered by UGA Extension! Take control of your health this year with a group of like-minded people!
Kids Cooking ClubCalling all young chefs! 🌈🍜Our Kids Cooking Club kicks off on February 21, 2024! 📅 Get ready for an experience filled with fun recipes, learning culinary basics, and, most importantly, having an absolute blast! 👱‍👧👨‍🦱🎉Open to kids aged 9-15, it's the perfect opportunity for your little ones to unleash their inner chef! 🍴Secure their spot for a deliciously good time!
Lunch and Learn Series 2024Lunch and Learn Series 2024
Kids in the Kitchen Virtual Cooking ClubCook along with us to make two tasty recipes each month! You'll master food safety, cooking & nutrition all while having fun. Virtual and free for kids of all ages. Register online or contact the Extension Office.