UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Meet Our ANR Agent - Campbell Vaughn

Campbell Vaughn was born in Augusta and graduated high school from Augusta Prep in 1990. Campbell earned a Bachelors of Science of Agriculture at UGA in 1994. He worked in corporate sales for 7 years in Atlanta with Georgia Pacific and Bellsouth. Then he went back to UGA for a Landscape Architecture degree and graduated with a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture. After graduating from UGA for a second time, Campbell moved back to Augusta and opened his own Landscape Architecture business called Campbell Vaughn Design Group, specializing in residential redesign.


Listen to The Lawn & Garden Show every Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m. on WGAC 580 AM or 95.1 FM.


If you have questions about your lawn, garden, insects, or other landscape issues, please email photos along with your question(s) to uge3245@uga.edu. Most issues and identifications can be diagnosed with good photos. Once Campbell or Suzanne has your photos and questions, they will be able to assist you. Follow our easy-to-follow instructions to take proper photos for diagnosis.


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Watch Campbell and Suzanne on the June 13, 2023 episode of "Making It Grow" on South Carolina ETV. Prepare yourself for an enthralling exploration into the world of gardening as hosts Amanda McNulty and Terasa Lott welcome special guests University of Georgia Extension Agents Suzanne Holmes and Campbell Vaughn. They provide valuable insights on fascinating topics like fairy rings and milkweed propagation, along with a showcase of their favorite garden tools.


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Upcoming Events

  • Apr 23 Backyard Cattle 101 Have you been considering getting cattle for meat or milk for your family but are not sure where to start? Let's get your backyard cattle journey started on the right foot. Oconee County Extension will be hosting a 2-day workshop on the basics of backyard cattle. Meeting dates will be Tuesday, 4/23 and Thursday, 4/25 at the Oconee County Extension Office from 6-7:30PM. Registration will cover both days so you'll only have to pay the $20 fee once! A light dinner will be provided. Participants will also receive a gift to help them start their backyard cattle journey. If you would like more information about cattle or are interested in registering for the Backyard Cattle 101 program, call 706-542-7078 or stop by the UGA Extension – Oconee County office at 1420 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville, GA.
    • Watkinsville, GA - (89.0 Miles)
  • Apr 25 Homeowner Landscape Basics Lunch & Learn Get the lowdown on your landscape! Join us every 4th Thursday of the month from February to May for this free online program from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Get insights to make the most out of your landscape. Topics covered include: plant for the place, common landscape plants, pruning, & turf. Register for one session, or all four in the series!
    • Virtual Event
  • Apr 25 Backyard Cattle 101 Have you been considering getting cattle for meat or milk for your family but are not sure where to start? Let's get your backyard cattle journey started on the right foot. Oconee County Extension will be hosting a 2-day workshop on the basics of backyard cattle. Meeting dates will be Tuesday, 4/23 and Thursday, 4/25 at the Oconee County Extension Office from 6-7:30PM. Registration will cover both days so you'll only have to pay the $20 fee once! A light dinner will be provided. Participants will also receive a gift to help them start their backyard cattle journey. If you would like more information about cattle or are interested in registering for the Backyard Cattle 101 program, call 706-542-7078 or stop by the UGA Extension – Oconee County office at 1420 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville, GA.
    • Watkinsville, GA - (89.0 Miles)
  • Apr 27 Make & Take Nesting Shelves Come build with us! On Saturday, April 27th, Oconee County GA Cooperative Extension will be holding a Make & Take nesting shelf building program. Participants will be building a nesting shelf for American Robins, Barn Swallows, and Eastern Phoebes. Pre-registration is required and the cost of nest shelf building slot is $25. If you would like more information or are in registering for the Make & Take program, call 706-542-7078 or stop by the UGA Extension – Oconee County office at 1420 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville, GA. It's sure to be a fun, family-friendly day of learning about our native species. No prior experience or equipment is needed. Just bring yourself and your family! We hope to see you all there!
    • Watkinsville, GA - (89.0 Miles)
  • 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 4 Plant Sale Fundraiser for Master Gardener Volunteers This fundraiser is part of the Spring into Summer Makers Market at the Ballard Complex on May 4th. Money raised will go back into the Madge Merritt 4-H Teaching Garden where the sale is taking place. Come tour the garden, buy some plants, and enjoy the rest of the Makers Market. This is a Cash and Carry fundraiser so please make sure you have some cash on hand! There will be restrooms available and parking on an asphalt lot.
    • Brunswick, GA - (161.0 Miles)
  • May 6 2024 Equine Exchange: Behavior and Training The Equine Exchange is a monthly webinar that has provided practical equine management information for horse owners since 2022. In 2024, the series will follow a set curriculum of topics related to equine behavior and training. The program is at 12PM EST, virtual via Zoom, and is free to attend. It will be held the first Monday of each month with the exception of holidays. 5/6 Assessing Equine Welfare 6/3 Ethical Horse Training 7/1 Operant Conditioning 8/5 Desensitizing and Habituation 9/9* Introduction to Groundwork 10/7 Stereotypic Behaviors 11/4 Problem Behavior Resolution 12/2 Round Table and Expert Q&A
    • Virtual Event
  • May 7 2024 Alfalfa in the South Workshop and Field Day A one day field day/workshop focused on in-depth discussion focused on the utilization of Alfalfa in Southern environments. Led by Dr. Jennifer Tucker (UGA) and Dr. Kim Mullenix (AU) this multi-state collaborative event will have a heavy focus on producer discussion and interaction with a producer panel with three Georgia producers at varying levels of experiences and a variety of application of alfalfa use within their systems. Also the event will highlight tours of the Better Grazing Program with active grazing of varied rotation intervals of a 4 year old stand of alfalfa-bermudagrass in real-time, discussions on-site of research results from the past 8 years, practical uses of alfalfa in southern systems, and more!
    • TIFTON, GA - (165.0 Miles)
  • May 8 Lunch and Learn: Beef Cuts Join Pike County Extension in 2024 dive into Homestead Skills with monthly, virtual Lunch and Learns hosted on the second Wednesday of each month (with the exception of holidays). Each month will discover a new topic with experts leading the way. Simply email Brooklyne.Wassel@uga.edu to receive the Zoom link or catch the recordings on our YouTube channel. "Beef Cuts" will be led by UGA Extension Agent Hailey Partain.
    • 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