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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 26 Practice Livestock Judging Contest Oglethorpe and Greene County Extension offices will be hosting a practice youth livestock judging contest on January 26, 2023. Teams should arrive at the Greene County Extension office at 4pm with $10 per student. Checks should be made payable to Oglethorpe 4-H. RSVP is required to shanna.reynolds@uga.edu
    • Greensboro, GA - (49.0 Miles)
  • Jan 27 2023 Georgia Ag Forecast This annual seminar shares the latest research and information from UGA faculty to help farmers and agribusinesses in Georgia's No. 1 industry. Join us in-person or online for these expert updates, including keynote address by Deputy Chairperson of the World Agricultural Outlook Board William Chambers and industry-specific breakout sessions.
    • Virtual Event
    • Tifton, GA - (161.0 Miles)
  • Jan 28 - Jan 29 Georgia 4-H State Horse Quiz Bowl Horse Quiz Bowl teams of either four or five members from one county compete against each other answering questions in a game show format. Play consists of double elimination tournament-style matches where two teams compete at a time. Participants compete with their team to answer questions on anatomy, conformation, feed and nutrition.
    • Madison, GA - (34.0 Miles)
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