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Rockdale County Extenion Office BuildingUGA Rockdale County Extension Office Building now located on West Avenue and Dogwood Drive.
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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. 2022 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.


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Upcoming Events
  • Jun 29 - Jul 2 4-H State Officer Training 4-H Officer Training
    • Athens, GA - (40.0 Miles)
  • Jun 29 - Jul 2 State 4-H Officer Training Training conducted to prepare newly elected state board of directors/officers for their roles and responsibilities for their term.
    • Eatonton, GA - (47.0 Miles)
  • Jun 29 - Jun 30 Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Virtual Workshop The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule is the first federally regulated standard for growing, harvesting, packing, and holding fresh produce in an effort to reduce microbial contamination and foodborne illness outbreaks. If you grow fruits or vegetables, attend a training for information about best practices, risk management, and regulatory requirements. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement. The virtual workshop will be held on June 29-30, 2022.
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