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Rockdale County Cooperative Extension

UGA Extension is a partnership between the University of Georgia and local counties that provide the community with education and resources in three program areas.  The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is on the forefront of food safety, technology, research, and education; keeping Georgia’s economy strong and making life better for Georgians. Learn more about UGA Extension.

The Rockdale County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education.

We focus our efforts, education and resources in three program areas. 


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.
  • May 17-May 18
  • 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 May 3rd to register.
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Extension News


  • Brassicas in Beds
  • Published 12/1/2016 by Norman Winter
  • Flowering kale, cabbage and collards can add wow factor to flower beds.
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  • Fire Crew Help
  • Published 12/1/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • When U.S. Forest Service fire crews arrived in Rabun County, Georgia 4-H was ready to help.
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  • Ag Forecast 2017
  • Published 11/30/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • UGA's Ag Forecast heads to Macon, Marietta, Carrollton, Tifton, Bainbridge, Lyons, Waynesboro and Athens in January 2017
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Extension Publications


  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016)
  • Published 11/7/2016
  • Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
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  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987)
  • Published 9/19/2016
  • This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
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  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943)
  • Published 5/25/2016
  • The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
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The Rockdale County Cooperative Extension Office is here to serve you!

Do You Need a Speaker?

UGA Extension Rockdale County agents and trained volunteers are available to present educational programs of interest to your group or organization.  We offer programs tailored to fit your needs in a variety of topics including landscaping, home gardening, healthy lifestyles, nutrition, food safety, 4-H youth development and more.  Our educators keep busy schedules so it is important to make a speaker request as early as possible to get a spot on our calendar.  You may contact through the form below or consult our Contact Us page to access the contact information for a specific staff member. We look forward to working with you.

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