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To extend lifelong learning from the University of Georiga to the everyday lives of Georgia citizens through current, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

What is UGA Extension?

UGA Extension operates through a unique partnership with Burke County, the University of Georgia, the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the State of Georgia.  UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 to bring research-based information to the people of Georgia backed by specialists and a network of resources.  Today, UGA Extension serves more than 2.6 million Georgians annually.  From publications to in-person workshops and events, Extension is ready to meet the needs of the state and its communities. UGA 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 Extension

Our Promise

UGA Extension Burke County links resources of the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and Burke County to provide educational programs, information, and assistance to the citizens of our community.  We promise to provide practical education you can trust, to help people, businesses and our community solve problems, develop skills and build a better future from the ground up.  

 


2020 Production Meeting Schedule (16)
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Extension News
  • Beyond Hemp Beyond Hemp UGA horticulture experts offer advice on growing medicinal herbs in landscapes and gardens. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 2/20/2020
  • Rural Stress Rural Stress Weather and finances top farmers’ sources of stress By Merritt Melancon | Published: 2/19/2020
  • Capitol 4-H Day 2020 Capitol 4-H Day 2020 UGA Extension has held 4-H Day at the state Capitol for more than 30 years. By Cristina deRevere | Published: 2/14/2020
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eLearning with UGA SNAP-Ed

eLearning with UGA SNAP-Ed

Make 2020 your healthiest year yet with free online eLearning - through UGA SNAP-Ed! Explore recipes, blogs, exercise videos and online nutrition classes.

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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 28 - Mar 1 Northwest Jr/Sr Project Achievement for Grades 7-12 Northwest Jr/Sr Project Achievement for Grades 7-12 Eatonton, GA - (79.0 Miles)
  • Mar 2 Poultry Composter Workshop Poultry Composter Workshop Monday, March 2nd, 5:30pm Elbert County Extension Office Meal Provided– Please RSVP by noon Friday Feb 28th Learn about the benefits of composting with the experts! Dr. Casey Ritz—UGA Poultry Specialist Nutrient management plans and composting demonstration. Raymond Fitzpatrick/Patrick Marcellino—UGA Extension EQIP Grant Funding—Greg Jameson, NRCS Designing composting facilities and managing mortality, - Deena Roberts, NRCS Elbert County Extension Office 1088 Ruckersville Road, Elberton, GA To RSVP for the workshop, please email patmar@uga.edu, or call 706-283-2037 Sponsored By: Farm Bureau of Elbert, Franklin, Hart, and Madison Counties Elberton, GA - (85.0 Miles)
  • Mar 6 - Mar 9 Northeast Junior/Senior District Project Achievement (7th - 12th Grades) Competition for 7th - 12th graders. Eatonton, GA - (79.0 Miles)
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Extension Publications
  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) 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.
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) 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.
  • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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