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Welcome to Dougherty County Cooperative Extension

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Dougherty County provides a variety of educational programs and client services to the residents of our county.  We are dedicated to helping people find answers to questions related to the following areas

UGA Extension is a statewide educational organization funded by federal, state and local governments that brings research-based education directly to individuals, families and communities.

Through a partnership between Dougherty County and UGA Extension, current unbiased research-based information is provided to our community. We invite you to contact us at (229) 436-7216 or visit our office at 125 Pine Avenue in Downtown Albany.


If you have questions about ... 

Nutrition, ServSafe, Healthy Eating, Weight Loss, Canning, Cooking for Large Groups, Stain Removal, Finances, Credit, Your Home Safety, Recipes, Decorating, Sewing, Crafts or Diabetes

 

Home Lawns, Farming, Flower Gardening, Landscaping, Crops, Ponds, Vegetable Gardening, Master Gardeners, Plant Diseases, Insects or Trees

 

4-H Club, Summer Camp, Summer Classes, Project Achievement, or Youth Competitions


Contact ... at (229) 436-7216

Suzanne Williams

 

 

 

James Morgan

 

 

Jazmin Thomas


Upcoming Classes being offered...

To sign up for any classes with us call (229) 436-7216 to register

All of our classes require pre-registration.
If there is a materials fee, please make check or money order payable to:
Dougherty County Extension and send to:

Dougherty County Cooperative Extension
125 Pine Ave., Suite 100
Albany, GA 31701-2545

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Upcoming Events
  • Aug 23 - Aug 24 ServSafe Restaurant Manager Food Safety Certification You can improve your food safety and sanitation skills through a nationally recognized food safety sanitation course. The class is 16 hours by a Certified ServSafe Trainer of UGA Family and Consumer Sciences, Suzanne Williams. This course meets the new GA Food Code requirements and is certified through the National Restaurant Association and includes the course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instruction, and refreshments. Successful completion of the exam provides certification. The class fee of $140.00 includes course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instructions, and refreshments. Lunch is on your own. Albany, GA
  • Sep 12 - Sep 13 SW Area Forestry Field Day SW Area Forestry Field Day Shellman, GA - (29.0 Miles)
  • Sep 16 10th Annual Kids Dig It Lowndes County 4-H invites you to the 10th annual Kids Dig It in Valdosta, GA. This is an exciting family outing for kids of all ages. Your kids will enjoy sitting and riding in heavy construction equipment like excavators, front end loaders, bull dozers and much more under the supervision of trained technicians. Other heavy equipment exhibits will be on hand for demonstration as well as games, a visit from Bob the Builder, concessions and much more. Cost is $5.00 per person and all funds go to support Lowndes County 4-H. Valdosta, GA - (74.0 Miles)
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Extension Publications
  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
  • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
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Extension News
Grazing School 2017 link Advanced grazing school promises to get into the weeds on topics including advanced fencing systems and soil health. By Dennis Hancock | Published: 8/17/2017
Brown-eyed Susan link Brown-eyed Susan is native to most of the country and cold hardy from Texas to Minnesota. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter | Published: 8/17/2017
Drink Water link Unless you are an athlete, sports drinks are not the best choice for staying hydrated. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter, Alexis Roberts | Published: 8/17/2017
Peanut Crop link According to UGA Extension agronomist Scott Monfort, there are 828,000 certified peanut acres planted in Georgia this year. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter, Alexis Roberts, Clint Thompson | Published: 8/17/2017
New Faculty Tour link Tour stops at UGA Griffin and Tifton campuses. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter, Alexis Roberts, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson | Published: 8/10/2017
Panicle Hydrangeas link Panicle hydrangeas are smaller and have more flowers than their mophead cousins. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter, Alexis Roberts, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Norman Winter | Published: 8/10/2017
Cyberbullying link Parents need to prepare to equip teens to be resilient and kind while online. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter, Alexis Roberts, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Norman Winter, Erica Cooke | Published: 8/9/2017
Spalding FACS Agent link After two decades, Spalding County finally welcomes Family and Consumer Sciences Extension agent to community. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter, Alexis Roberts, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Norman Winter, Erica Cooke, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 8/8/2017
Reagan Noland link New Extension agronomist is responsible for commodities with farm gate value of more than $450 million. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter, Alexis Roberts, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Norman Winter, Erica Cooke, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson | Published: 8/8/2017
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