Governments of Floyd County and City of Rome, GA

Floyd County

Cooperative Extension

Keith D. Mickler, County Extension Coordinator
Beth Underwood, 4-H Program Assistant
Abbie Salmon, 4-H Agent
Shawn Bennett, Extension Secretary

Our Mission Statement

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.

County Extension agents help keep farmers abreast of the latest agricultural technology, research and marketing strategies. Some agents help parents cope with the pressures of balancing home, work and children; others help keep families healthy with information on nutrition and food safety.

Services Provided

  • Production Agriculture
  • Disease Control of Landscape Plants
  • Financial Management
  • Food Safety, Nutrition and Health
  • Food Preparation & Preservation
  • 4-H Club for 5th-12th graders
  • Gardening Problems
  • Housing/Home Improvement
  • Insect/Pest Identification & Control
  • Lawn, Shrub & Tree Maintenance
  • Livestock Production & Care
  • Master Gardener Program
  • Mold & Mildew Prevention
  • Parenting Education
  • Pesticide Use & Certification
  • Soil & Water Lab Testing
  • Textile Care/Stain Removal
  • Water Quality/Conservation
  • Youth Leadership & Citizenship Programs

Learning Heritage

In 1914, Congress established the Cooperative Extension Service to deliver information from land-grant colleges and universities to all Americans, particularly those who lacked access to formal education. The "College on Wheels" carried UGA Faculty and exhibits of interest across the state from 1908 through 1917. Although agriculture and society have changed dramatically during the past 90 years, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension continues to fulfill its basic mission.