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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Update

UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

COVID-19 Resources

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Due to COVID-19, the schedule for the census self-response has been extended to October 31. Complete it today by mail, telephone or online.

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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

At the recommendation of public health officials, all UGA Extension Burke County programs and events are cancelled until further notice, due to the current COVID-19 outbreak. This includes all Burke County 4-H programs and the Cover Crop Field Day scheduled for Thursday, March 19. Unfortunately, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is cancelled for the rest of this tax season.

Our office is currently closed.  At this time, we can be reached via email and phone. Please note that Burke County Office Park rental requests can be handled via email.

If you have questions, please feel free to let us know.

Telephone: (706) 554-2119, Peyton Sapp (706)551-1670, or (706)526-7001

Email: uge3033@uga.edu or psapp@uga.edu

In addition, UGA Extension has many valuable resources for keeping your family safe. Please visit https://extension.uga.edu/ for more information.


Georgia Food Producers 

Do you have any special product promotions? Home delivery? Curbside pickup?

Let us help get the word out.

Complete this form (https://bit.ly/ag-connect) and we’ll promote it to the public through our website (https://t.uga.edu/5TB) and the social media accounts of our extensive network of county Extension offices throughout the state.


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Plugged Into 4-H

Plugged into 4-H 

If you are looking for fun, enriching activities for kids ages 5-18, UGA Extension has you covered! Sign up now to have a different educational newsletter sent to your inbox each day! Now is a great time to get Plugged Into 4-H! See the flyer for more information and to join in on the fun from home!

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/PluggedIn4H


Proper handwashing is still the best way to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy! For up-to-date information about Coronavirus Disease 2019, follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html.


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Mission

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.  

 


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Extension News
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  • Producing Results Producing Results Gwinnett Georgia Grown to Go event highlights success of partnership with UGA Extension to connect producers and consumers. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 5/28/2020
  • Digital Extension Delivery Digital Extension Delivery Faculty have found that online sessions have attracted their “regular” local audiences as well as participants from all over the U.S. By Josh Paine | Published: 5/28/2020
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Upcoming Events
  • Jun 16 Yes I Can! Home Food Preservation:Pressure Canning Interested in learning to use a pressure canner to safely preserve low-acid foods? This hands-on home food preservation workshop is for you! Waynesboro, GA
  • Jun 19 Child Passenger Safety This class provides instruction on the importance and proper use of car seats and safety belts for children when riding in vehicles. The class is open to all parents regardless of financial status or residency. However, qualified participants (Burke County resident who is WIC, PeachCare, or Medicaid eligible) will receive a free car seat or booster seat that meets the needs of their child. Please note that there is a two seat per family limit. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Waynesboro, GA
  • Jul 17 - Jul 18 Child Passenger Safety This class provides instruction on the importance and proper use of car seats and safety belts for children when riding in vehicles. The class is open to all parents regardless of financial status or residency. However, qualified participants (Burke County resident who is WIC, PeachCare, or Medicaid eligible) will receive a free car seat or booster seat that meets the needs of their child. Please note that there is a two seat per family limit. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Waynesboro, GA
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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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