UGA Extension Office


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Update

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.

COVID-19 Resources

Take the 2020 Census

Due to COVID-19, the schedule for the census self-response has been extended to October 31. Complete it today by mail, telephone or online.

2020 Census Information

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Rockdale County physical office is closed.  We are available by phone or email.

The Rockdale County Extension office will be physically closed until further notice. All activities, events and most sales are cancelled at this time. Staff can still be reached via email (see below), by Facebook, or by leaving a message at 770-278-7373.  We do not have access to answer the phone immediately so please leave a voicemail message. We will respond within 24 hours during regular business hours Monday-Friday.

Also, contact us regarding alternative options for processing soil & water samples.

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, the environment, communities, youth and families. 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 regarding soil and water testing, plant identification and diseases, insect identification and control, site visits and private/commercial pesticide licensing.  Learn more about our Master Gardener Extension Volunteer  Program. 
2020 Lunch & Learn Schedule

*Next Lunch-&-Learn - Tomatoes - online - April 15th 12pm-1pm - contact us for details.

* Email or call our office regarding alternative options for processing soil and water samples.

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 clubs, programs, summer camp and activities.  4-H Nights Calendar

Family & Consumer Sciences: Provides education in the community on topics including: healthy eating and cooking, as well as quarterly ServSafe Managers Training Certifications, and quarterly Child Care Provider credit hours. The Family and Consumer Science Agent also offers counseling and workshops  in a variety of areas. These include: Health education, diabetic meal planning, and food safety.  Walk-a-Weigh Classes

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Upcoming Events
Jun 4 Drought Proof Your Landscape null - (17.0 miles) Learn how to drought proof your landscape using research based techniques.
Jun 8 Growing Fruit Trees: Apples, Pear, Plums, Peaches, &Figs null - (17.0 miles) Learn how to grow fruit trees, site preparation, pest control, and overall management.
Jun 10 Green Thumb Virtual Lectures: Water-wise Gardening Bogart, GA - (38.0 miles) This month, the lecture will take place online using Zoom (for more information about Zoom, visit Anyone is welcome to attend. This class is a part of Athens-Clarke County Extension's Green Thumb Lectures, our 2020 free monthly gardening class series. It will include an informative presentation on topics including the importance of water conservation, methods for stewarding water efficiently in your garden, and managing evaporative water loss. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. The Zoom meeting room will open up at 5:45 with the presentation starting at 6:00pm . Please make sure to register as you will be emailed the Zoom link to attend the online meeting closer to time. We hope you can attend! For any questions, please email Laura Ney at
Jun 18 Butterfly Gardening Bogart, GA - (17.0 miles) Learn about best plant selection and garden design for attracting butterflies and other pollinators.
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