Agriculture & Natural Resources
Welcome to Burke County!
From cotton, corn and peanuts to pines, locally grown vegetables and livestock, Burke County has an impressive amount of agriculture. Burke County has the largest acreage in farmland and is diverse in all areas of production. Production agriculture continues to fuel the economy of Burke County with an overall farm gate value of $150,991,173, ranking 15th in the state! Agriculture impacts the economy of the county to the tune of more than $2 million in total output and represents more than 1,469 jobs. Annually, farmers grow around 80,000 acres of row crops. Many areas of food and fiber production are represented in Burke County.
Southern Corn Rust Found June 1, 2022 Southern Corn Rust was found in Wayne County today. It was in early planted corn that is in R3-R4 growth stage. Dr. Kemerait has confirmed it for the county agent there. The attached images are what they found. Hopefully you have a plan in place for a...
Pecan Field Day June 14, 2022 Pecan Field Day
Cotton Marketing News May 12, 2022
Georgia Private Pesticide Applicator Exam
How do I obtain a Private Pesticide Applicator License?
Step 1: Purchase course access for the interactive Private Applicator training program through the Georgia Professional Certifications storefront. The cost is $25.00.
Step 2: Complete the new Private Applicator Training Course on Georgia Professional Certifications website. Use the username and temporary password sent to you by Dr. Mickey Taylor. Follow instructions carefully.
- You must pass the final test of each module with a 70 or higher.
Step 3: Print Certificate of Completion once you have completed the course and take to your county Extension Office.
- Before you take the exam, please ensure that you have access to a working printer.
Step 4: Certify that you are engaged in production by completing the Private Pesticide Applicator License Application and complete the Verification of Lawful Presence.
Step 5: The Georgia Department of Ag Pesticides office will review your application and, when approved, send it to the Licensing Division, who will print and issue your license.
We will assist you in your application submission.
Below are some of UGA Extension's most broadly useful resources for those involved in agriculture on the farm, in schools, and around the home.