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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. 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
  • Jan 31 - Feb 1 Georgia 4-H Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting Advisory Winter Meeting
    • Athens, GA - (40.0 Miles)
  • Jan 31 Radon Action Month Webinar Radon is a naturally occurring gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rock and is a persistent problem in Georgia when the gas seeps into homes and causes health issues. Radon Educator, Derek Cooper, will educate and empower participants to test, mitigate and protect themselves from Radon in their home. All participants who join the webinar will be offered a free Radon in Air testing kit!
    • Virtual Event
    • Zebulon, GA - (47.0 Miles)
  • Jan 31 Kids in the Kitchen Virtual Youth Cooking Club Join Cobb, Fulton, Monroe, and Rockdale County Extension for a FREE virtual cooking club via Zoom! This cooking club is open to youth of all ages with adult supervision. Each cooking club session will feature two cook-a-long recipes that can easily be made at home. On the Friday before each class, you will receive the two recipes and therefore a list of ingredients you will need for the recipe. On the morning of the class, you'll receive the Zoom link. All youth participants must complete a 4-H Code of Conduct and Georgia 4-H Virtual Programming forms prior to participating in the online cooking club. If you have already completed the forms for a previous 4-H program, you do not need to complete them again. These forms will be sent to you after you register and they must be returned prior to the cooking class.
    • Virtual Event
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