5631 Timelines

Timelines

A collection of milestones and events from UGA Extension's history.

1910s

  • 1919: Coastal Plain Experiment Station opens in Tifton
    The Georgia Land Owner's Association, a coastal plain organization led by Captain H.H. Tift and William Stillwell, successfully lobbies the state legislature to create an agricultural experiment station in the state's coastal plain region.

1920s

  • 1924: First Georgia 4-H camp opens in Athens
    Camp Wilkins, Georgia’s first 4-H camp, opens in Athens on the site of what is now the Driftmier Engineering Building on the University of Georgia campus.

1930s

1940s

1950s

1960s

  • 1969: Rural Development Center opens in Tifton

1980s

  • 1983: Jekyll Island 4-H Center opens

2000s

  • 2004: Camp Fortson becomes a Georgia 4-H Center

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