Cooperative Extension is an outreach branch of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Family and Consumer Sciences and Georgia 4-H.  Our office serves the residents of Gordon County with unbiased, research-based education in the areas of agriculture, natural resources, family development, housing/home environment, and youth development.


Extension News

  • To Overseed or Not?
  • Published 9/22/2016 by Robert Speir
  • Drivers search for fuel while farmers work to grow "fuel" for livestock.
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  • Save Seeds
  • Published 9/22/2016 by Joshua Fuder
  • By saving seeds, gardeners can save money and grow the same fruit their ancestors did.
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  • Perfect Companion
  • Published 9/22/2016 by Norman Winter
  • When added to combination plantings, 'Everillo' sedge is mesmerizing.
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  • Pecan Crop
  • Published 9/21/2016
  • Despite recent hurricane, Georgia's pecan crop is still projected to yield more than 100 million pounds.
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  • Corn Production
  • Published 9/21/2016 by Clint Thompson
  • Georgia farmers expected to harvest 355,000 acres of corn this year.
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  • Bulldog Spirit
  • Published 9/20/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
  • Griffin campus director's goal is to make UGA connection clear
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  • Dryland Peanuts
  • Published 9/15/2016 by Clint Thompson
  • UGA peanut agronomist classifies one-third of Georgia's drylands crop as suffering through severe drought conditions.
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  • Worm Army
  • Published 9/15/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
  • Army of worms attacks fields and cuts back farmers' hay supplies for winter.
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Upcoming Events

  • Sep 28-Sep 29
  • 9:00 AM | Conyers, GA
  • UGA Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association.This course meets the new GA Food Code requirements and successful completion of the exam provides certification. We offer the course over 2 days (9am-3:30pm), which provides a night to study before the exam. The class fee of $140.00 and includes course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instructions, and refreshments. Lunch each day is on your own. Call the Rockdale County Extension office by September 14th to register.
  • Sep 29
  • 9:00 AM | Ellijay, GA
  • The Food Talk class is actually taught in six sessions. Learn how to cook healthy on a budget, the importance of fruits and vegetables, and about preventing foodborne illness. A healthy recipe will be prepared for tasting and a gift will be given away at each class. Contact Becca Pritchett for more information and to pre-register for classes/sessions.
  • Sep 29
  • 1:30 PM | Ellijay, GA
  • Learn how to stretch your food dollars, the importance of paying bills on time, and how to keep track of your spending.
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