As the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Camden County, Georgia, Jessica Warren works with county residents to protect their homes and the vulnerable coastal ecosystem.
As a coastal county, Camden’s needs are tied closely to many natural resource issues.
“The biggest challenge facing my county is preparing for sea level rise and severe storms,” she said.
One of the many ways Warren helps her county is through the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream program, which hosts river cleanups and offers water quality trainings. She also partners with other agencies to address the issue of invasive species.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension was the perfect fit for Warren because it gave her the opportunity to utilize her knowledge and skills while continuing to learn and challenge herself.
“The best part of my job is that every day is different,” Warren said. “I get to be involved with many different types of projects and issues, which really keeps things interesting. Also, I get to work in a beautiful coastal area.”
The most promising thing about working in agriculture is that “we are always finding better ways to do things and better ways to help our clients,” she said.
Locally, Warren is a committee member for the Camden County Joint Hazard Mitigation Plan Update and is on the Program for Public Information Steering Committee for the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System, both of which have goals of protecting citizens from natural disasters like floods and storms.
Visit the UGA Extension Camden County website for more information about local programs.
Published March 3, 2016
Agriculture & Natural Resources
"We are always finding better ways to do things and better ways to help our clients."
- Jessica Warren, Camden County ANR Agent
Bachelor’s degree in forest resources from the University of Georgia
Master’s degree in natural resources from the University of Georgia
Jessica Warren grew up on a small farm with over 50 blueberry plants.