UGA Extension Office


Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00

(Unless otherwise posted)

Extension Serves the Entire Community

McIntosh County Extension offers a wealth of information and services for residents of our county.

Our 4-H agent, Lauryn Gilmer, creates and organizes youth educational programs including competitive events which will assist young people to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills through experiential learning. 

Our Agriculture and Natural Resources agent, M.C. Halbrook, provides research-based information, educational programming, and resources to homeowners and commercial clientele. Common topics include landscape maintenance, pest control, fruit and vegetable production, caring for trees, turf-grass and agriculture production.

Our Family and Consumer Sciences agent, Michelle Quick, works to design and implement educational opportunities covering community needs such as financial planning, healthy living, food and nutrition, budgeting, and household care.

Upcoming Events

  • May 2 Vermiculture, Let’s Worm Our Way Into This Composting (Virtual Series) Vermicomposting is an eco-friendly way of reducing waste and creating nutrient-rich soil compost and liquid fertilizers with the use of worms. You can raise these red wigglers indoors or outdoors in very small spaces with very little maintenance. Lisa Klein teaches attendees all about this technique and you might even win a starter worm pack of your own!
    • Virtual Event
  • May 16 Container Gardens, Pretty and Productive! (Virtual Series) Container gardens are a great addition to your home for so many reasons. Ideal for those with little space; they are affordable, versatile and offer plenty of seasonal variety, you just can’t go wrong! Lisa Klein teaches you about selecting containers, types of plants, proper care, and everything in between.
    • Virtual Event
  • Jul 6 Meet Me In The Garden Please join the Glynn County Master Gardener Volunteers at the Madge Merritt 4-H Teaching Garden! On the first Saturday of each month, they will host a brief educational presentation, tours of the research plots, and field any questions that you may have about your own lawn and garden! Bring along pictures to help them see the issues you are facing. If you have any questions, you may reach out to 912-554-7577 or Topics will be updated as they are assigned. May change throughout. Follow our Facebook event page to stay up-to-date
    • Brunswick, GA - (17.0 Miles)
McIntosh County Sign with sunflowers

Community Resources: 

Food access:

  • Darien United Methodist Church is providing emergency food boxes for senior citizens in need. Call (912) 223-4470.
  • Second Harvest Mobile Food Bank first Saturday of the month at Leisure Services building in Darien, organized by First Credit Hill Baptist Church.
  • North McIntosh Community Food Bank, Morgan's Chapel United Methodist Church, 3308 Shellman Bluff Rd, (912) 832-6559, 1p - 3p 4th Wednesday of the month

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