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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.

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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.  4-H Nights Calendar

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
Apr 13 Virtual FoodTalk Classes Gainesville, GA - (50.0 miles) The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (UGA EFNEP) helps Georgia families eat better for less! Join us for a FREE 8-week virtual series to learn practical nutrition and physical activity information, food safety basics, and how to stretch your food dollars while still making healthy and delicious meals. Each week, you will receive recipe cards and educational extenders and, after attending at least 6 sessions, you will become an EFNEP graduate and receive a certificate and a cookbook. You will receive a zoom link once registered.
Apr 13 Virtual FoodTalk Classes - (50.0 miles) The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (UGA EFNEP) helps Georgia families eat better for less! Join us for a FREE SPANISH 8-week virtual series to learn practical nutrition and physical activity information, food safety basics, and how to stretch your food dollars while still making healthy and delicious meals. Each week, you will receive recipe cards and educational extenders and, after attending at least 6 sessions, you will become an EFNEP graduate and receive a certificate and a cookbook. You will receive a zoom link once registered.
Apr 14 - Apr 15 Area Poultry Judging-Gordon County Calhoun, GA - (79.0 miles) https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/poultry/
Apr 15 - Apr 16 Area Poultry Judging-Henry County McDonough, GA - (10.0 miles) https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/poultry/
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