UGA Extension Office


Office Park


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.  


Click here to view our January 1, 2023 - March 31, 2023 Stakeholder Report
24 7 tips for eating healthy, easy exercise and saving money at

Free online learning

24/7 Tips to live a more active lifestyle, shop smarter, make healthier food choices, and cook delicious meals on a budget! Receive free kitchen and fitness items.

Get Healthier Fast

Upcoming Events
  • Oct 2 - Nov 29 Master Gardener Class presented by Richmond County Extension Registration now open for the 2024 Master Gardener Class. Open to any adult in Richmond County or surrounding counties with an interest in horticulture and a desire to volunteer in the community. Master Gardener students enter the program with a variety of experience levels and skills. Before being accepted into the program, applicants must complete a background check required of all University of Georgia Extension Volunteers. Classes are taught by University of Georgia faculty and other subject area experts. Class topics include botany, plant physiology, soils, flowering plants, vegetable gardening, fruit gardening, herb gardening, organic gardening, entomology, plant pathology and disease control, landscape design, plant propagation, composting and more. The class will meet at the HUB for Community Innovation in downtown Augusta, 5:00pm-7:30pm starting Wednesday, January 3, 2024 and will meet each Monday and Wednesday until the last session on Wednesday, March 13, 2024.
    • Augusta, GA - (23.0 Miles)
  • Oct 5 Beef Basics 2023 Got cows? Join us for our introductory cattle course, Beef Basics, coming up this September! Hear from UGA Extension agents their takes on cattle managing basics like facilities, breed selection, operation types, nutrition, reproduction, health, and more. Sept 14, 21, 28 & Oct 5th at 6:30PM $15 registration fee Classes held at Lincoln County Agriculture Center 2080 Rowland York Rd, Lincolnton GA Register at
    • Lincolnton, GA - (53.0 Miles)
  • Oct 6 Making The Very Best of Finances Managing finances is a big challenge for everyone, some more, some less. However, there are some basics that we all need. For example, basic financial knowledge, creating a financial structure that works, understanding the need for financial stewardship, as well as being financially accountable and objective to oneself. Come and be part of this four-series programming activity to learn the basics of making the very best of your finances. This four part series will be led by Charles Okpala, Richmond County Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Agent.
    • Augusta, GA - (18.0 Miles)
See All Events