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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


  • Flavor of Georgia 2017
  • Published 2/22/2017 by Merritt Melancon
  • Entrepreneurs from all corners of the state selected to compete in the University of Georgia's Flavor of Georgia contest.
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  • Watermelon Crop
  • Published 2/21/2017 by Clint Thompson
  • An estimated 20,000 acres of watermelons are produced every year in Georgia.
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  • Container herbs
  • Published 2/16/2017 by Norman Winter
  • Herbs can provide flavor to dishes and color, texture to container gardens.
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  • Arbor Day
  • Published 2/16/2017 by Merritt Melancon
  • For Georgians looking to plant trees the time is now; Georgia's Arbor Day is on Feb. 17
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  • Healthy Trees
  • Published 2/16/2017 by Merritt Melancon
  • Common lawn herbicides can cause lasting damage to landscape trees if not used carefully.
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  • Post Valentine's Day
  • Published 2/15/2017 by Keishon Thomas
  • Invest time in your relationships all year long, not just on designated days.
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  • Cotton Equipment Donation
  • Published 2/14/2017 by Clint Thompson
  • Funston Gin provided UGA's C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park with a module builder and boll buggy to help with cotton harvest.
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  • Irrigation Maintenance
  • Published 2/14/2017 by Julia Rodriguez
  • Leaky pipes, flat tires and damaged sprinklers are all problems that could impact production during growing season.
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Upcoming Events


  • Feb 22-Feb 23
  • 8:45 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 February 1st to register.
  • Feb 23
  • 8:00 AM | Acworth, GA
  • This program is intended for horticulture industry professionals as well as advanced home gardeners. Fee includes networking lunch with local vendors on display. • 3 Hours Pesticide Recertification Credit for Category 24 Ornamental & Turf • 2 Hours Pesticide Recertification Credit for Category 31, Public Health • 1 Hour Pesticide Recertification Credit for Private Applicators and Category 23, Forestry. • 5 CEUs for ISA Arborist (A) and Municipal (M)
  • Feb 27-Feb 28
  • Adairsville, GA
  • Are You Ready to Take Control of Your Diabetes? Join us to engage in 6 free, interactive, and fun sessions that were developed to provide community residents with the tools needed to better manage their diabetes in order to reduce complications and lead healthier, longer lives. Participants completing 5 of 6 classes will receive a certificate.
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