Jennifer Thompson Miller
Jennifer Miller has served as the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent, the 4-H Youth Development agent and the county Extension coordinator for Montgomery County for the last five years. She started her career almost a decade ago as a 4-H agent in Wheeler County, but that was far from her experience with agriculture.
Growing up on a 150-acre row crop farm in Toombs County, Georgia, she started riding on tractors before she was in elementary school. She has always known she wanted to work in agriculture. Working with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension allows Miller to use her background in agriculture and work with growers, specialists and the community in a hands-on manner.
“Learning new things every day keeps the job interesting,” she said. “It never gets boring, and you get to meet and help so many people.”
The biggest challenge facing her county right now is the drop in commodity prices. She said, as prices get lower, it is harder for farmers to produce quality products and still make money.
As an agent, Miller is doing all that she can to help farmers make a living.
“I deliver programs on up-to-date topics that help producers save money while growing quality crops,” she said.
Despite falling prices, Miller is optimistic about the future of agriculture.
“The future is bright,” she said. “Technology in agriculture and improving production practices through automation is the only way we will be able to continue to feed the growing populations of the future.”
Visit the UGA Extension Montgomery County website for more information about local programs.
Published March 1, 2016
Jennifer T. Miller
Jeff Davis County
Agriculture & Natural Resources
"Technology in agriculture and improving production practices through automation is the only way we will be able to continue to feed the growing populations of the future."
- Jennifer Miller, Montgomery County ANR/4-H Agent
Associate’s degree in agriculture from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Bachelor’s degree in agriscience and environmental systems from the University of Georgia
Cedar Crossing, Georgia
Working with students as 4-H agent one minute and scouting trouble in a cotton field the next, Jennifer Miller is like the Swiss army knife of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents.