The University of Georgia is committed to serving rural Georgia. As a land-grant and sea-grant institution, UGA can be found in every county and municipality in the state. Faculty, staff and students are supporting job creation, developing youth and adult leaders, protecting our natural resources, delivering health and wellness recommendations, advocating to policymakers and cultivating growth in Georgia’s largest industries, including agriculture and tourism.
Our missions of teaching, research and outreach work together to address critical challenges and create a more prosperous Georgia. Programs and units are working together across campus and around the state to promote healthy families, farms, communities and economies.
During the 2020 Fiscal Year, UGA made a $6.5 billion impact on the state of Georgia and contributed $216.72 million to the state’s agriculture economy.