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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.

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.


State Wide Calendar of Events


Upcoming Events

  • Jul 23 - Jul 27 State 4-H Congress 4-H Event
    • Atlanta, GA - (24.0 Miles)
  • Jul 24 Pesticide Credit Class Hart County Extension will be offering a pesticide credit class for private and commercial pesticide license holders. The class will be held on July 24th from 12:00-1:00 at the Hart County Agriscience Center. License holders will receive one hour of credit for attending. All Commercial License Categories have been approved to receive credit. Please call our office at 706-376-3134 to let us know you are planning to attend or if you have any questions.
    • Hartwell, GA - (78.0 Miles)
  • Jul 25 - Jul 26 4-H2O Camp (Pike and Spalding Counties) Join in on educational, water fun for two days with trained environmental educators! Students will play water games, take field trips, and learn about water and environmental concepts during this action-packed camp. Each day will begin at 9:00 am and end at 4:00 pm. This camp is intended for rising 5th through 8th grade students. Space is limited to 24 students, so register early.
    • Meansville, GA - (52.0 Miles)

Upcoming Events

  • Jul 25 Water Bath Canning Class - Pickled Green Beans Rockdale County Extension is holding six canning classes this year! These are hands-on workshops where you will learn the principles of safe food preservation and where to find tested recipes, as well as work in groups to complete all the steps to preserve the featured food. You'll get to taste the finished product and make a jar to take home! Your registration fee covers all class materials, light refreshments, and a jar of the finished product. Thursday evenings: Strawberry Jam: June 27 from 5:30-8pm Tomato Salsa: July 11 from 5:30-8pm Pickled Green Beans: July 25 from 5:30-8pm Friday mornings: Peach Jam: Friday, August 9 from 10:30am-1:00pm Veggie Soup and Freezer Jam: Friday, September 6 from 10:30am-1:30pm Apple Relish: Friday, September 13 from 10:30am-1:00pm Location: 1127 West Avenue SW Conyers, GA 30012
    • Conyers, GA
  • Aug 9 Water Bath Canning Class - Peach Jam Rockdale County Extension is holding six canning classes this year! These are hands-on workshops where you will learn the principles of safe food preservation and where to find tested recipes, as well as work in groups to complete all the steps to preserve the featured food. You'll get to taste the finished product and make a jar to take home! Your registration fee covers all class materials, light refreshments, and a jar of the finished product. Thursday evenings: Strawberry Jam: June 27 from 5:30-8pm Tomato Salsa: July 11 from 5:30-8pm Pickled Green Beans: July 25 from 5:30-8pm Friday mornings: Peach Jam: Friday, August 9 from 10:30am-1:00pm Veggie Soup and Freezer Jam: Friday, September 6 from 10:30am-1:30pm Apple Relish: Friday, September 13 from 10:30am-1:00pm Location: 1127 West Avenue SW Conyers, GA 30012
    • Conyers, GA
  • Aug 15 ServSafe Manager One-Day Training Georgia Cooperative Extension provides nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details. Registration includes the course, textbook, light refreshments, and exam. Please indicate if you need the textbook shipped during registration.
    • Conyers, GA
House Plant How To WorkshopSelection, care and getting started House Plant Workshop on August 21,2024 at the Extension Office from 5:30pm-7:00pm.
Gardening Information SeriesMaster Gardener Extension Volunteers will be on-site at Ace Hardware Stores Saturday, August 17, 2024. Stop by their booth with your garden questions. Topic of the month is World of Bulbs.
Canning ClassesSummer and Fall Canning Classes - register online or call our office for availability.
Rockdale Eats A RainbowJoin us for Rockdale Eats a Rainbow on Tuesdays 10:30am June-July at the library.