UGA Extension Office


Rockdale County Extension OfficeRockdale County Extension Office

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. 2023 summer camp

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.

Upcoming Events
  • Jun 10 Rockdale MGEV Info series: Come out to the Cowan Ace Hardware locations, 1264 Green St. SE, Conyers, GA 30012, and 1056 Honey Creek Rd. SE, Conyers, GA 30012, and see our Master Gardener Extension Volunteers from 10 am to 12 pm. This Saturday will be all about bugs! identification and management alike. Come see the Master Gardeners, and learn about bugs!
    • Conyers, GA
  • Jun 15 Canning Class - Strawberry Jam Rockdale County Extension is holding six canning classes this year! These are hands-on workshops where you will learn the principles of safe food preservation and where to find tested recipes, as well as work in groups to complete all the steps to preserve the featured food. You'll get to taste the finished product and make a jar to take home! Your registration fee covers all class materials, light refreshments, and a jar of the finished product. Thursday evenings: Strawberry Jam: June 15 from 5:30-8pm Tomato Salsa: June 29 from 5:30-8pm Pepper Jelly: July 13 from 5:30-8pm Friday mornings: Peach Jam: Friday, August 4 from 10am-12:30pm Soup Starter and Freezer Jam: Friday, August 11 from 10am-12:30pm Pickled Green Beans: Friday, August 18 from 10am-12:30pm Location: 1127 West Avenue SW Conyers, GA 30012
    • Conyers, GA
  • Jun 21 Lunch & Learn - Global Growers Bring your lunch and come learn with us! Lunch and Learns are free to attend, and no registration is required. This one will be held on June 21st from 12:00-1:00PM at the Rockdale County Extension Office. Come join us and hear Robin Chanin from Global Growers give a talk on everything Global Growers!
    • Conyers, GA
Master Gardener Plant Clinic -Bugs, Bugs, BugsCome out to the Cowan Ace Hardware locations, 1264 Green St. SE, Conyers, GA 30012, and 1056 Honey Creek Rd. SE, Conyers, GA 30012, and see our Master Gardener Extension Volunteers from 10 AM to 12 PM. Saturday, June 10, 2023, will be all about bugs! Are they damaging pests or pretty beneficial insects? Did you know that both can be pollinators? Identification and management alike. Come see the Master Gardeners and learn about bugs!
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