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
  • 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)
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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
'Bolivian Sunset' link A native of Bolivia and Peru, this ground cover is cold hardy from zones 8 and up. By Norman Winter | Published: 10/19/2017
Sunbelt Expo link The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo, an annual event that celebrates agriculture, showcases research and facilitates agricultural education, concludes Thursday in Moultrie, Georgia. By Norman Winter, Clint Thompson | Published: 10/18/2017
Energy Savers link Trees create shade in the summer and block slow winds in the winter. By Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Mary Carol Sheffield | Published: 10/17/2017
Exotic Pest Meeting link UGA Griffin campus to host meeting of exotic pest plant professionals. By Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Mary Carol Sheffield, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 10/17/2017
Hay Contest link Farms gain recognition for quality hay through the Southeastern Hay Contest at the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo. By Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Mary Carol Sheffield, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon | Published: 10/17/2017
Soap Aloe link The sap from a soap aloe will create foam that can be used as soap substitute. By Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Mary Carol Sheffield, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Norman Winter | Published: 10/12/2017
Aspergillus Crown Rot link UGA researchers studying why peanut farmers are unable to control crown rot disease through fungicide applications. By Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Mary Carol Sheffield, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson | Published: 10/12/2017
Irrigation Outreach link Research-based irrigation practices take center stage in increasing efficiency of Georgia's farms. By Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Mary Carol Sheffield, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson | Published: 10/11/2017
Blueberry Production link Nematodes are microscopic, worm-like parasites that attack the plant's roots. By Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Mary Carol Sheffield, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan | Published: 10/11/2017
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