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UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

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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. Our AG Agent hosts an informative Lunch & Learn Series on topics such as vegetable gardening, pruning, and lawn care.

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.  Six Flags & White Water Tickets

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.


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Upcoming Events
Jun 17 - Jun 24 ELEVATE your Relationship through Project F.R.E.E. - (42.0 miles) Are you looking to "elevate" your relationship with your partner? Wherever you are in your relationship, let us help you get to the next level! ELEVATE is a no cost relationship education program for all couples in committed relationships. During our 12-hour program, you and your partner will engage in fun activities with other couples and learn skills you can use to: -Better manage stress -Strengthen your connection with each other -Deal with differences in healthy ways -"Elevate" the quality of your relationships Apply for a workshop and join the hundreds of other Georgia couples we have already helped to achieve their relationship goals! Great incentives will be awarded throughout the workshops.
Jun 23 Silage Management: Storage and Feeding Eatonton, GA - (46.0 miles) Managing silage correctly directly relates to feed efficiency and storage losses. Poor feed efficiency and storage losses heavily impact your farm economically. Join us on June 23, 2021 for an in person, hands on meeting concerning proper silage care including compaction, face management and handling/feeding. Our speaker will be Dr. Francis Fluharty, Department Head UGA Animal & Dairy Sciences. Dr. Fluharty is an expert at making, storing and feeding silage.
Jul 6 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam Sandersville, GA - (82.0 miles) Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice 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. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
Jul 20 Forage & Pasture Series: Hay Production - (89.0 miles) This is part 3 in our FREE 5 part series on forages and pastures. Join us to hear UGA Extension Forage team members discuss hay production in forages. Sign-up for the series and attend whichever sessions interest you.
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