UGA Extension Office


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


Upcoming Events
  • Mar 20 2018 Southeast Georgia Master Cattleman Program Eight week cattle management course beginning January 30 - March 20, 2018 covering multiple topics including: Nutrition, Improving Reproduction, Forage, Beef Industry Economics, External Parasites, Farm Facilities & Fencing Methods, Beef Quality Assurance, Understanding the Beef We Produce, Heard Health , Diseases and Biosecurity Concerns, Sire & Female Selection, Georgia Cattleman's Update, Record Keeping and UGA Programs. Participants must attend six of the eight sessions to receive a certificate of completion and UGA Master Cattleman Cap. Alamo, GA - (87.0 Miles)
  • Mar 24 - Mar 25 SW District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Graders 4-H Members in 4th-6th grades will compete for honors in their project area of interest. Youth sign up at their County Extension 4-H Office in early fall to develop his/her project and prepare for the competition. There are over 50 projects to choose from. Youth learn powerful research, writing and oral presentation skills. Youth may also choose to compete in a performing arts project (singing, dancing) or demonstrate culinary skills in a foods lab project. Bonaire, GA - (73.0 Miles)
  • Mar 29 - Mar 30 Step Up and Lead @ UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center Step Up and Lead is a youth leadership conference designed and facilitated by youth development professionals for 4th-8th grade students, featuring exciting, interactive workshops that promote leadership, public speaking, teamwork, and collaboration! Schools are encouraged to register and bring student government members, club officers, or other emerging youth leaders. Tifton, GA - (43.0 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
Wheat Crop link Disease pressure and poor environmental conditions led to Georgia growers harvesting only 43 percent of planted area in 2016-17 season. By Julie Jernigan | Published: 3/14/2018
Canning Tips link Food not processed at the recommended pressure poses serious safety concerns that can lead to illness and even death. By Julie Jernigan, Alexis Roberts | Published: 3/13/2018
Nematodes link Root-knot nematodes feed on cotton roots and cause swelling to develop. By Julie Jernigan, Alexis Roberts, Clint Thompson | Published: 3/13/2018
Mold Prevention link The presence of mold in your house can decrease indoor air quality, which can cause allergic reactions and affect your respiratory system. By Julie Jernigan, Alexis Roberts, Clint Thompson, Alexis Roberts | Published: 3/13/2018
Medicinal Herbs link Roses, hibiscus and holy basil are good starting plants for those interested in medicinal herbs. By Julie Jernigan, Alexis Roberts, Clint Thompson, Alexis Roberts, Merritt Melancon | Published: 3/8/2018
Poblano Pepper link Compared to bell peppers, poblano peppers have a greater yield per acre and more disease resistance. By Julie Jernigan, Alexis Roberts, Clint Thompson, Alexis Roberts, Merritt Melancon, Julie Jernigan | Published: 3/6/2018
Pest Control Training link UGA Urban Pest Management Program's webinar series provides continuing education to pest control professionals. By Julie Jernigan, Alexis Roberts, Clint Thompson, Alexis Roberts, Merritt Melancon, Julie Jernigan, Cristina deRevere | Published: 3/2/2018
Composting link UGA Master Composter Extension Volunteer offers tips on caring for a compost bin. By Julie Jernigan, Alexis Roberts, Clint Thompson, Alexis Roberts, Merritt Melancon, Julie Jernigan, Cristina deRevere, Lisa Sehannie | Published: 3/5/2018
Pesticide Use link UGA Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program promotes the safe and responsible use of pesticides. By Julie Jernigan, Alexis Roberts, Clint Thompson, Alexis Roberts, Merritt Melancon, Julie Jernigan, Cristina deRevere, Lisa Sehannie, Amanda Tedrow | Published: 3/5/2018
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