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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.  

 


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Upcoming Events

  • Jun 22 Home Garden Tomatoes Session #3: Harvest & Preservation Join Lincoln County UGA Extension as we walk through a season of home garden tomato production with a three-part series. In our first session, we'll discuss soil health and fertility, variety selection, and preparation considerations for tomato production. Session #1: Planting Preparation Session #2: Growing Pains and Troubleshooting Session #3: Harvest & Preservation* To register for this program (one session or all) please contact Lincoln County UGA Extension at 706-359-3233.
    • Lincolnton, GA - (53.0 Miles)
  • Jun 26 Tie Dye with Richmond County 4-H Richmond County 4-H is happy to offer this free 1-hour tie dye activity at Diamond Lakes Library. Participants must contact 706-772-2432 to register for this event. Bring something white to dye, like a t-shirt, socks, shorts, a pillowcase, etc. Adults must accompany children under 7 years old.
    • Hephzibah, GA - (15.0 Miles)
  • Jul 24 Sand Art with Richmond County 4-H Richmond County 4-H is happy to offer this free 1-hour sand art activity at Diamond Lakes Library. Participants must contact 706-772-2432 to register for this event. Adults must accompany children under 7 years old.
    • Hephzibah, GA - (15.0 Miles)