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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Update

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.

COVID-19 Resources

Take the 2020 Census

Due to COVID-19, the schedule for the census self-response has been extended to October 31. Complete it today by mail, telephone or online.

2020 Census Information

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

We are open by appointment only!
Please call 770-278-7373 to make an appointment.

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, youth education and family & consumer sciences. 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.  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, lawn care, and beekeeping.

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.  

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Upcoming Events
Aug 21 - Aug 22 Northeast District 4-H Update Athens, GA - (46.0 miles) Staff Training
Sep 1 - Sep 2 Northwest Forestry Field Day Conyers, GA - (8.0 miles) 4-H Event
Sep 3 - Sep 4 Northeast Forestry Field Day Braselton, GA - (39.0 miles) 4-H Event
Sep 9 Staying Radon Safe in Georgia Braselton, GA - (46.0 miles) In partnership with the Gwinnett County Extension Office, the UGA Radon Program invites you to register for a free webinar to learn how to test your home for radon. Anyone is welcome to register. The webinar will take place on September 9, from 7 to 8 PM. The webinar will last approximately 30 minutes with time for questions at the end. At the end of the class, Georgia residents will receive a survey for a free radon test kit. To learn more about the UGA Radon Program visit
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Extension News
  • Precision Ag Specialist Precision Ag Specialist Simerjeet "Simer" Virk is now an assistant professor and precision agriculture Extension specialist at UGA-Tifton. By Josh Paine | Published: 8/13/2020
  • No insect apocalypse No insect apocalypse Long-term ecological site study shows no net insect changes By Josh Paine | Published: 8/11/2020
  • COVID-19 Cell Immunity COVID-19 Cell Immunity First study to show taste bud cell immunity from contact with virus particle. By Charlene Betourney | Published: 8/10/2020
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