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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.

We are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., we are closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch.


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, contact Suzanne Williams at (229) 436-7216 or suzanwms@uga.edu
  • Home Lawns, Farming, Flower Gardening, Landscaping, Crops, Ponds, Vegetable Gardening, Master Gardeners, Plant Diseases, Insects or Trees, contact James Morgan at (229) 436-7216 or morganjl@uga.edu
  • 4-H Club, Summer Camp, Summer Classes, Project Achievement, or Youth Competitions, contact our 4-H Program at (229) 436-7216.

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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

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Extension Publications
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Understanding Laboratory Wastewater Tests: I. ORGANICS (BOD, COD, TOC, O&G) (C 992) For most people a complete understanding of the standard methods required to accurately complete critical wastewater analytical tests is not necessary. However, a fundamental understanding of the theory behind and working knowledge of the basic procedures used for each test, and the answers to commonly asked questions about each test can be a valuable tool for anyone involved in generating, monitoring, treating or discharging process wastewater.
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Plant Robotics
Plant Robotics Data science, technology and A.I. coalesce in the field of plant robotics. By Gary Goettling | Published: 8/11/2022
Weather extremes
Weather extremes While there is a lot of year-to-year variability in temperature, Georgia is getting warmer along with the rest of the globe, primarily caused by the addition of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. By Pam Knox | Published: 8/10/2022
Pollinator Census Grand Marshal
Pollinator Census Grand Marshal Mitchell County 4-H member Mia Burnett has been named the 2022 Great Georgia Pollinator Census grand marshal in honor of dedication to pollinator preservation and awareness. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 8/9/2022
Bean Genes
Bean Genes UGA researchers will delve into the genome of native tepary bean to address climate-related challenges facing common bean production. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 8/8/2022
State 4-H Congress
State 4-H Congress The best of Georgia 4-H gathered for 4-H State Congress to compete in Project Achievement and recognize youth and adult award honorees during the week of July 19-22, 2022. By Josie Smith | Published: 8/3/2022
Stress and Immunity
Stress and Immunity Study monitors immune function in newly hatched bluebirds to determine impact of stress on immune system development. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 8/2/2022
Carter Birthday Celebration
Carter Birthday Celebration UGA Extension is partnering with the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail to honor the former first lady’s work in pollinator conservation with a unique 95th birthday initiative. By Jordan Powers | Published: 8/1/2022
Midville Field Day
Midville Field Day The University of Georgia Southeast Research and Education Center will host its annual field day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 7/29/2022
Peanut Burrower Bug
Peanut Burrower Bug Subterranean pests defy detection, are difficult to control and aren't a threat every year, making them a tricky problem for producers and Extension agents to control. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 7/28/2022