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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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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. Our AG Agent hosts an informative Lunch & Learn Series on topics such as vegetable gardening, pruning, and lawn care.

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.  Six Flags & White Water Tickets

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
Sep 25 - Sep 26 State Forestry Field Day Athens, GA - (46.0 miles) 4-H Event
Sep 25 Fall Garden Expo Gainesville, GA - (48.0 miles) Come shop at the Hall County Master Gardeners Fall Garden Expo for native plants, trees, shrubs, garden art, vegetables, evergreens, tools and pumpkins. Join us under the speakers tent at 11 AM and 1 PM each day for the following talks: Friday 11 AM: Fall Vegetable Gardening with Garrett Hibbs, Hall County Extension Agent Friday 1 PM: Design, Planting & Maintenance for Successful Gardening with Nathan Wilson, Lanier Nursery & Gardens Saturday 11 AM: Raingardens-Save Water & Preserve Pollinator Habitat with Margaret Rasmussen, Redbud Project Saturday 1 PM: All about Japanese Maples and Pruning Techniques with Jody Karlin, All About Water
Sep 25 Adopt-A-Stream Double Re-Certification Workshop Griffin, GA - (26.0 miles) This workshop is designed to recertify volunteers to conduct basic stream water chemical and bacterial monitoring. Certified volunteers for Adopt-A-Stream are asked to conduct assays: dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH, temperature, and bacterial plating. Volunteers wishing to become recertified will be given a field test and written test to assess their ability to collect accurate and precise data.
Sep 28 Creating Your Dream Garden - Part Two Fayetteville, GA - (26.0 miles) Creating Your Dream Garden. Part Two- Come join this follow-up session regarding creating your dream garden. You will use the concepts from the first session and break into groups to discuss challenges with designing your dream space. If you were unable to come to part one, we will do a brief recap. This program will be offered in person only.
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