Welcome to Madison County!
Located only 17 miles northeast of Athens-Clarke County and the University of Georgia, Madison County covers 285 square miles in the Piedmont region of Northeast Georgia. Madison County's number one industry is agriculture. According to the 2015 UGA Farm Gate Report, Madison County is #2 in agricultural production, with a total farm gate value of more than $450 Million.
Much of the agriculture in the county is centered around Georgia's large poultry industry, but Madison County also has a diversified agriculture, with many acres devoted to beef cattle, goats, and sheep; hay, soybeans, and small grains; as well as timber production and several small vegetable farms that raise produce for farmers markets.
Poultry Judging- Practice for the 2018 4-H Poultry Judging Contest will begin on Feb 7th. Competition will be May 3, 2018.
Madison County 4-H Fundraisers
Our 4-H'ers work hard throughout the year to raise funds to attend camps, group competitions, and other great events that help develop them into better people and future leaders. We will update our website and social media with reminders of upcoming fundraisers. Please help these students by contributing.
If you would like to make a generous donation towards our general Extension and 4-H funds, or designate funds to a specific activity like summer camp, please contact our office.
What is UGA Extension?
UGA Extension is a partnership (Cooperation) between The University of Georgia,
the U. S. Department of Agriculture, and individual counties. UGA Extension delivers current research conducted at universities and research farms to the citizens of each county based on their individual needs. This delivery system allows UGA Extension to be on the forefront of food safety, technology, research, and education; keeping Georgia’s economy strong and making life better for Georgians. Visit the UGA Extension website to find out more!
Wheat Crop link Disease pressure and poor environmental conditions led to Georgia growers harvesting only 43 percent of planted area in 2016-17 season.
Canning Tips link Food not processed at the recommended pressure poses serious safety concerns that can lead to illness and even death.
Nematodes link Root-knot nematodes feed on cotton roots and cause swelling to develop.