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Burke County Young Farmers

Welcome to the Burke County young Farmer page! Please visit often to stay up to date on the meetings and programs for this year.
About GYFA - Program Goals and Objectives    
The Georgia Young Farmer program is the adult education component of Georgia's Agricultural Education program. County Young Farmer Programs conduct educational seminars on everything from agricultural technology to legislative issues affecting agriculture. The local advisor plays an instrumental role in providing these opportunities and assisting farmers in the community.

Georgia Young Farmer Teachers provide instruction through organized classes on everything from new farming techniques, risk management strategies, water management, and agricultural awareness to legislative issues affecting agriculture. Providing on-site technical assistance is a strong part of the program.
Membership in GYFA is open to anyone who is supportive of agriculture and agricultural education. The GYFA has 55 county associations and over 5,900 members. For 33 consecutive years, the GYFA has claimed the largest young farmer membership in the nation.

To become a member, please contact Allie Crockett at [email protected].
Monthly Program Information:
August Programs: (Click the link to register)
8/24/23- August Honey Bee Program with topics covering Nosema Disease, preventing fall hive failure, and planning for early spring hive growth. Registration begins at 5:15 and the program starts at 5:30 in the BCHS Ag Shop Classroom.
8/31/23- Fall Gardening with topics covering how to prepare for a fall garden, when to plant, and common pest identification and management. Registration begins at 5:15 and the program starts at 5:30 in the BCHS Ag Shop Classroom.