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Mission

To extend lifelong learning from the University of Georgia 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.  

 


Summer Camp Save the Date
  • Burton Sea Turtle Burton Sea Turtle Environmental Education staff at the Burton 4-H Center care for sea turtles that do not successfully make their initial voyage to the ocean as hatchlings through a partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, which grants permits and permission for these stragglers to be raised at the center until they are ready to live in the wild on their own. By Josie Smith | Published: 9/23/2022
  • Cold Facts Cold Facts Take care when preparing fresh berries for freezing or refrigeration to reduce contaminants By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 9/22/2022
  • Stroke Therapy Stroke Therapy Study at UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center shows that combination treatment dramatically improves recovery in pig stroke models By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 9/21/2022
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Upcoming Events
  • Sep 29 Trouble Shooting Food Plot Problems Maintaining high quality wildlife food plots can present problems, especially to those not agriculturally inclined. Join us for a free program focused on solving the common and not so common issues of managing wildlife food plots including weed and disease management, fertility issues and year round maintenance
    • Eatonton, GA - (79.0 Miles)
  • Oct 18 Cool Season Weed Management For Pastures We will cover cool season weed management in pastures including scouting, application timing and product recommendations. We will provide one hour of Georgia Pesticide Applicator Recertification credit in commercial category 21 (plant ag) and category 10 (private)
    • Eatonton, GA - (79.0 Miles)
  • Oct 18 Cool Season Weed Management For Pastures We will cover cool season weed management in pastures including scouting, application timing and product recommendations. We will provide one hour of Georgia Pesticide Applicator Recertification credit in commercial category 21 (plant ag) and category 10 (private)
    • Eatonton, GA - (79.0 Miles)
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