UGA Extension Office


Your Cooperative Extension office, a department of Columbus Consolidated Government, provides the Columbus community with many services.

With over 1150 children enrolled in 4-H clubs, we're in 18 schools in Columbus.  4-H also works with over 250 children at Fort Benning. 4-H members highlight each year with a week of summer camp at Rock Eagle.

Our local Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program logged in 2,825 hours of service in Muscogee County for a value of $65,192.20. Those hours were spent monitoring water quality in local streams, teaching children and adults about the environment, home garden visits, and other community service projects.

Our Positive Parenting programs provide parenting support and education to over 700 families in the Columbus area.  We also provide training to 60 professional childcare providers, helping those centers provide quality care and education to many children in Columbus.

Our agents provide classes to individuals and other agencies throughout Columbus. Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program teaches families how to save money on food and how to make really good, inexpensive and quick meal for your family. Family and Consumer Sciences provides classes on living with chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Extension News
  • Wheat Crop link Disease pressure and poor environmental conditions led to Georgia growers harvesting only 43 percent of planted area in 2016-17 season. By Julie Jernigan | Published: 3/14/2018
  • Canning Tips link Food not processed at the recommended pressure poses serious safety concerns that can lead to illness and even death. By Julie Jernigan, Alexis Roberts | Published: 3/13/2018
  • Nematodes link Root-knot nematodes feed on cotton roots and cause swelling to develop. By Julie Jernigan, Alexis Roberts, Clint Thompson | Published: 3/13/2018
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