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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.

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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

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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.  

 


  • Vineyard Internships Vineyard Internships A partnership between CAES and the Winegrowers Association of Georgia offers students an opportunity to explore the world of viticulture and enology. By Caroline Hinton | Published: 7/28/2021
  • Sleep Solutions Sleep Solutions Bedtimes can make a difference in children's mood and ability at school. By Christina Conner | Published: 7/27/2021
  • Hemp Genetics Hemp Genetics UGA study finds a high level of inconsistency among hemp accessions and plants, the researchers caution growers to carefully evaluate their crops. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 7/26/2021
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Upcoming Events
  • Aug 9 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
    • Sandersville, GA - (51.0 Miles)
  • Aug 17 Homeowner Planting Basics: Soil Health If you would like to step up your landscaping skills or maybe just want to learn how to keep your shrubs alive, join us for this 4 part FREE & Virtual planting series! Sign-up for the series and attend whichever sessions interest you. All programs will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m. the 3rd Tuesday every other month, starting in February. Aug. 17th: Soil Health by Laura Ney, UGA Cooperative Extension Learn all about the importance of soil health for your plants.
    • Virtual Event
  • Sep 7 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
    • Sandersville, GA - (51.0 Miles)
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