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Agriculture & Natural Resources

Goods and services related to Georgia’s agriculture and natural resources affect each of the state’s communities every day. Agriculture is Georgia’s largest industry, with $74 billion of direct and indirect economic impact. More than 411,000 Georgia jobs are involved directly in commodity or food- and fiber-related industries. UGA Extension faculty and staff play a key role in the success of this industry by sharing university-based research for Georgians to use on the farm and at home. Recommendations in areas including soil fertility, pest management, plant and crop varieties, water quality, and herd health and management focus on maximizing production and profits while minimizing environmental impacts. Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension agents also provide homeowners and communities with information on lawn care, landscaping, gardening and water conservation through a variety of workshops. Some agents also work with schools on projects like community  gardens and farm-to-school programs. Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers give thousands of hours of service to their communities by answering questions in county offices and creating educational opportunities.

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Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers

We have two Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEV) serving Jackson County: Brandy Pethel and Debbie Killip. 

Brandy completed the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Training Program in 2016. Her areas of expertise include plant and insect identification, general plant care, and integrated pest management.

Debbie completed the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Training Program in 2023. Her areas of expertise include native plants, pollinator gardens, and cool weather plants.

If you'd like to ask them for advice on landscape issues, turf issues, or home garden issues, please e-mail:

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Brandy Pethel and Greg Pittman

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