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Mississippi County Programs

The following is a list of Mississippi Counties with Master Gardener (MG) Programs arranged by Extension regions. Refer to region map for geographic location of each county.

To obtain information about a particular county MG program, contact should be made through the each county Extension director. To obtain county contact information, go to the directory, then choose your county for a list of personnel.

Northeast Region

Alcorn
Calhoun
Chickasaw
Choctaw
Clay
Itawamba
Lafayette
Lee
Lowndes
Marshall
Monroe
Noxubee
Oktibbeha
Prentiss
Tippah
Tishomingo
Union
Webster
Winston
Yalobusha

Northwest Region

Bolivar
Carroll
Coahoma
DeSoto
Grenada
Leflore
Montgomery
Sunflower
Tate
Washington

Southeast Region

Forrest
George
Greene
Hancock
Harrison
Jackson
Jeff Davis
Jones
Lamar
Lauderdale
Marion
Pearl River
Quitman
Stone
Wayne

Southwest Region

Adams
Claiborne
Copiah
Hinds
Jefferson
Lawrence
Leake
Lincoln
Madison
Pike
Rankin
Scott
Warren
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Lynn McMahan of Vancleave, past president of the Mississippi Master Gardeners, learns about plant diseases from Clarissa Balbalian, manager of the Mississippi State University Extension Service's plant diagnostic lab, during campus tours in 2013. (File photo by MSU Ag Communications/Linda Breazeale)
Filed Under: Master Gardener October 12, 2016

TUPELO, Miss. -- For more than a quarter century, Mississippians with a love for horticulture have been helping to educate and serve their communities through a nationwide Extension Service program.

Oktibbeha County Master Gardener Charlie Weatherly pauses July 23, 2015, beside some of flowers growing in the Veterans Memorial Rose Garden, which he helped establish at the R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center at Mississippi State University. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kat Lawrence)
Filed Under: Master Gardener July 24, 2015

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Long before Charlie Weatherly earned the state’s 2015 Master Gardener of the Year honor, his family roots were dug deep into the Mississippi soil.

Although he retired from Mississippi State University in 1997, Weatherly has not strayed far from the land-grant institution’s campus or mission. How could he? As a child, he frequently came to campus with his father, Ernest, who was a county agent for what is now the MSU Extension Service.

Pine Belt Master Gardeners Gerald Good and Margaret Thomas mark the 100th salad table built by the group during a workday in Purvis June 19, 2014. The table will be donated to the University of Southern Mississippi's Department of Sustainability. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Susan Collins-Smith)
Filed Under: Master Gardener June 23, 2014

PURVIS – The Pine Belt Master Gardeners reached a milestone June 19.

The group constructed its 100th salad table, which is designated for donation to the University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of Sustainability. It is one of many the group has donated throughout the last year.

When the Pine Belt Master Gardeners built two raised beds for demonstration at the Mississippi State University Lamar County Extension office in 2013, they did not expect the educational project to become so popular.

Jerry Don Keith, Tishomingo County Master Gardener, right, helps his grandson Brooks Keith select tomato plants from James Tennyson's inventory at Fairless Hardware Co. in Tishomingo on April 3, 2014. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kat Lawrence)
Filed Under: Master Gardener April 7, 2014

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Jerry Don Keith has been gardening for years, but he had the best garden he’s ever grown after he attended the Master Gardener training last spring.

“I knew I had a lot to learn, but I had no idea that the Master Gardeners would cover so much,” Keith said. “It’s not just about vegetable gardening, but trees, weeds, grass and soil. It’s learning what to do in gardens and yards. Sometimes the little things we learn are the most important.”

Lynn McMahan of Vancleave, president of the Mississippi Master Gardeners, learns about plant diseases from Clarissa Balbalian, manager of the Mississippi State University Extension Service's plant diagnostic lab, during campus tours on Oct. 1, 2013. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Linda Breazeale)
Filed Under: Master Gardener October 17, 2013

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Master Gardeners know one of the basic principles that university students around the country are discovering: Education is about more than books.

Mississippi’s horticultural educators and volunteers recently returned to campus for the Master Gardener University, hosted by the Mississippi State University Extension Service. Like many college students, Master Gardeners take part in a variety of community service projects. The educational volunteers shared these projects along with their accumulated knowledge at the conference.

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