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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

CONTACT US!


Upcoming Events
  • Jun 2 Chattahoochee Valley Daylily Festival Enjoy the Daylilies in full bloom at the Columbus Botanical Garden. Purchase from a wide variety of Daylilies. Free Daylily class and demos will be conducted in the afternoon. Stay for the day and enjoy arts and crafts as well as local food vendors. Daylily Show begins at 1:15. Free admission. Columbus, GA - (80.0 Miles)
  • Jun 25 Egg Candling Certification Class To be sold, all chicken eggs must be evaluated by a certified grader and appropriately packaged and labeled in accordance with the Georgia Egg Law and Georgia Food Act. Become a certified egg candler with this course hosted by Crawford County Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Lunch included with registration fee. Roberta, GA - (78.0 Miles)
  • Sep 4 - Oct 30 Columbus Master Naturalist Class The Georgia Master Naturalist is a nine week hands-on environmental education course that explores habitats and ecosystems in Georgia and human impacts on those environments. Our class will focus specifically on Central Georgia and urban ecosystems. Class will feature in-depth lectures from regional experts, kayaking in oxbow lakes, a geology hike at Providence Canyon, and other unique hands-on learning opportunities. Class size is limited. Deadline to register is August 6th. Call UGA Extension Columbus to register: 706-653-4200. Columbus, 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
Pepper Weevils link Seventy percent of the winter peppers imported into the US are grown in Mexico, where weevils originate. By Clint Thompson | Published: 5/22/2018
Flea Fights link Get a hold on flea populations early to avoid a months-long battle. By Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon | Published: 5/17/2018
Accommodating Gardens link Gardens should be designed to accommodate the gardener. By Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder | Published: 5/17/2018
4-H Food Product link Walker County 4-H'ers take first place in Georgia 4-H's Food Product Development Contest for their Cheez Beez. By Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Merritt Melancon | Published: 5/15/2018
Scouting Schools link Annual crop scouting schools will be held in Tifton and Midville, Georgia. By Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson | Published: 5/15/2018
New Fruit link Wild seeds from Australia may help scientists breed new fruit varieties. By Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 5/3/2018
Indoor Pollen link Reduce indoor pollen by keeping windows closed, cleaning often, UGA expert says. By Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Alexis Roberts | Published: 5/9/2018
Cotton Crop link UGA Cotton Team believes producers can expect to price a portion of this year's crop between 72 and 75 cents per pound. By Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Alexis Roberts, Julie Jernigan | Published: 5/8/2018
Cool Spring link April ushered in a cool beginning to 2018 planting season. By Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Alexis Roberts, Julie Jernigan, Pam Knox | Published: 5/7/2018
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