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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, and private/commercial pesticide licensing.  We also offer consultations with a UGA Agriculture Agent, and information about the 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.

 

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.

 


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We have moved to our new location. 

1261 Commercial Drive SW 
Conyers GA 30094


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Upcoming Events
  • Jun 7 - Nov 1 The Fairgrounds Farmers Market Support our Local Farmers and Artisans! Farmers Market Menu: Seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams, jellies, raw goat's milk, home-made bread, confections, dry herbs, seasonings, boiled peanuts (regular, lemon pepper, and jalapeno), microgreens, iris plants, various varieties of trees and shrubs, hand-turned wooden bowls, goat's milk lotions, soaps, salves, and lip balm, handcrafted stained glass and wind-chimes, handsewn smock bibs, aprons, boho bags, blankets, and more. We are still accepting vendors. Call 770-467-4225 for more details. Griffin, GA - (31.0 Miles)
  • Jul 16 - Jul 19 Camp GRACY During this four-day cooking camp, students will build on the understanding of the MyPlate system. Campers will not only engage in hands-on opportunities in the kitchen, they will learn food safety, measuring skills, and developing and following a recipe. Jonesboro, GA - (17.0 Miles)
  • Jul 18 - Jul 19 ServSafe in Spanish for Managers Inscribase a esta clase de dos días para aprender sobre la seguridad alimentaria, incluidas las enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos, el manejo adecuado de los alimentos, la higiene personal y el diseño y mantenimiento de las instalaciones. Cada establecimiento de servicio de alimentos debe tener un Gerente Certificado de Seguridad Alimentaria de acuerdo con el Departamento de Salud Pública de Georgia. Esta clase se llevará a cabo en la sala de conferencias del segundo piso del Anexo del Gobierno del Condado de Gwinnett, 750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville. Para obtener más información, contacte a Inés Beltrán en inesb@uga.edu o al 678.377.4010. En español Lawrenceville, GA - (24.0 Miles)
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