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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.  

 


  • Annual Weather Review Annual Weather Review Wet conditions in 2021 made fields difficult to enter and caused significant crop impacts. By Pam Knox | Published: 1/18/2022
  • National 4-H Winners National 4-H Winners Ben Hill County 4-H team swept the competition, earning the national championship in the Consumer Decision Making Contest at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado. By Josie Smith | Published: 1/17/2022
  • Radon Action Month Radon Action Month UGA Radon Program urges Georgians to test for radon this January. By Carly Alyse Mirabile | Published: 1/14/2022
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