Rebecca Hardeman, PHR, SHRM-CP
Office: (770) 473-3945
Fax: (770) 473-5438
The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Clayton County is part of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. We are an educational division of Clayton County Government provided by the Clayton County Board of Education.
Our purpose is to bring current research and information to the people of Clayton County in the areas of Agriculture/Environment, Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H/Youth Development. Our goal is to help citizens with:
- Agricultural Competitiveness and Profitability
- Natural Resources and Environmental Management
- Improving Nutrition, Diet and Health
- Family Development and Resource Management
Agricultural Competitiveness and Profitability
Classes and printed material are available on lawns, landscaping, insect control, fruit and vegetable production, pesticide application and soil tests, as well as traditional farm production.
Natural Resources and Environmental Management
Information is available on disposing of hazardous household waste, conserving water both inside and outside the home including lawns and gardens.
Improving Nutrition, Diet and Health
What should you eat to stay healthy? Extension educators answer that question by phone, in classes, food demonstrations or at manned exhibits with publications. Topics include nutrition for children, teens, and the elderly, as well as, special needs such as lowering cholesterol, triglycerides, sodium, fat and sugar. Other related topics that affect health are: food preservation, preparation, safety and purchasing.
Family Development and Resource Management
Educational opportunities and resources are available in the areas of basic developmental needs of the total family (from infancy to senior adults); improving family relations; basic parenting skills; and in-service training for care providers. Resources are available to help individuals and families become better able to manage their finances include: money management classes, credit repair foreclosure prevention and Home Buyer education. Individual consultations available as requested. Home visiting, parenting education and support services are also available through the program. Educational content includes Parents and Teachers Safe Care and Early Intervention.
Our effort involves young people in many of the listed initiatives. There are opportunities for youth in 5th - 12th grade. These include working with kids in individual 4-H projects and state-wide 4-H events such as rallies, competitions interest camps, judging teams, horse club and community service projects are also available.
The UGA Cooperative Extension Service offers educational programs, assistance and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability status.