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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
  • 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)
  • Sep 25 Composting With Worms Learn how to turn garden waste like leaves, and food scraps into compost for your landscape. You will also learn how to make your own vermicomposting bin as well with a chance to win a worm bin for yourself. Jeffersonville, GA - (89.0 Miles)
  • Sep 27 Growing Flowering Bulbs Fall is a great time to plant flowering bulbs for a vibrant spring bloom next year. Learn how to properly plant and maintain flowering bulbs in your landscape regarding site selection, bulb varieties and more! Jeffersonville, GA - (89.0 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
Fall Transplanting link Relocating plants from one spot to another can lead to a whole new landscape. By Paul Pugliese | Published: 9/20/2018
Fragrant Garden link Some plants can bring amazing fragrances to home landscapes, UGA agent says. By Paul Pugliese, Josh Fuder | Published: 9/20/2018
Soil Mixes link UGA expert says good vegetables begin with good soil. By Paul Pugliese, Josh Fuder, Josh Fuder | Published: 9/20/2018
'Automower' link UGA is weighing the pros and cons of battery-charged 'automower.' By Paul Pugliese, Josh Fuder, Josh Fuder, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 9/20/2018
Fall Veggies link Seed or transplant, now is the time to plant a fall garden vegetables. By Paul Pugliese, Josh Fuder, Josh Fuder, Sharon Dowdy, Beverly Adams | Published: 9/17/2018
Sun & Soil link Test soil and pick the perfect spot before putting seeds or plants in fall gardens. By Paul Pugliese, Josh Fuder, Josh Fuder, Sharon Dowdy, Beverly Adams, Beverly Adams | Published: 9/17/2018
Whitefly Management link UGA Extension believes scouting remains the best course of action to stay ahead of whiteflies. By Paul Pugliese, Josh Fuder, Josh Fuder, Sharon Dowdy, Beverly Adams, Beverly Adams, Clint Thompson | Published: 9/12/2018
Georgia Peanuts link UGA Peanut Team works to keep Georgia the top peanut producing state. By Paul Pugliese, Josh Fuder, Josh Fuder, Sharon Dowdy, Beverly Adams, Beverly Adams, Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere | Published: 9/12/2018
Combatting Rural Stress link “Rural Stress: Promising Practices and Future Directions” will assemble experts from across the country to discuss the challenges facing rural Americans. By Paul Pugliese, Josh Fuder, Josh Fuder, Sharon Dowdy, Beverly Adams, Beverly Adams, Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere, Merritt Melancon | Published: 9/13/2018
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