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
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
Oct 24 Learning Hand Embroidery Embroidery is showing up everywhere! Come learn how to hand embroider on clothes, pillowcases, jackets, etc. We will learn the basic stitches and you can complete your own project to show off. My Grandmother taught me how to embroider years ago, and I am so excited to see that is the new trend. If you have something you want to embroider, such as a pair of jeans or jacket, bring it to class with you, or I will also have pillowcases and other items here if you want to go that route. I will have the hoops, needles, and thread needed to complete the projects. I'm so excited. Come join us!! Albany, GA
Oct 26 Apple and Cheese Tasting Come try some of the more exotic cheese and apple varieties at our annual taste testing party. Come sample cheeses recommended by our local Publix cheese experts. You will have a rating sheet to complete and take home with you that notes your new favorites to purchase. Register early; this class fills up quick! Albany, GA
Nov 1 Cooking for a Lifetime Cancer Prevention Cooking School Learn about reducing the risk of cancer; who should get screened for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer; how to get screened. Free cookbook, Recipe tasting and PRIZES. *All who attend will be entered into a drawing for one of two fitness kits valued at $30 each. McRae, GA - (82.0 Miles)
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.