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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.

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

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Upcoming Events
  • Jan 31 - Feb 1 Georgia 4-H Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting Advisory Winter Meeting
    • Athens, GA
  • Jan 31 Radon Action Month Webinar Radon is a naturally occurring gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rock and is a persistent problem in Georgia when the gas seeps into homes and causes health issues. Radon Educator, Derek Cooper, will educate and empower participants to test, mitigate and protect themselves from Radon in their home. All participants who join the webinar will be offered a free Radon in Air testing kit!
    • Virtual Event
    • Zebulon, GA
  • Jan 31 Beef Cattle 101 Are you a beginning, novice, or veteran cattle producer? Are you new to the cattle industry and need some help learning the basics? Have you been farming for a while but need a refresher? The Lamar County Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA: Natural Resources Conservation District, Two Rivers RC&D, and Upson/Lamar Extension are bringing back the Beef Cattle 101 series this winter! We will be hosting a 5-class series (4 evening sessions and 1 hands-on field day) covering Beef Cattle Basics starting Jan 31, 2023. Topics include: getting started, soils and grazing, weed management, herd health, nutrition, and more! If you have any questions, call the NRCS Barnesville Field Office. (770)358-0787 ext 3
    • Barnesville, GA
  • Jan 31 2022 Southwest Georgia Master Cattleman Program Subjects to be covered include: ~ Nutritional Management ~ Forage Management ~ Beef Quality Assurance ~ External Parasite Management ~ Farm Facilities and Fencing ~ Reproductive Management ~ Herd Health ~ Sire and Female Evaluation and Selection ~ Beef Cattle Economics and Marketing ~ Registration fee includes a notebook of all presentations, certificate, UGA Master Cattleman cap, and refreshments. ~ Pre-registration deadline is JANUARY 9, 2023. Participants must attend 6 of the 8 sessions to receive a certificate of completion and UGA Master Cattleman cap. JANUARY 10 through FEBRUARY 28, 2023 Every Tuesday evening from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (January 10, 17, 24, 31, and February 7, 14, 21, 28) Dougherty County Northwest Library Event Center 2507 Dawson Road, Albany – behind the library
    • Albany, GA
  • Feb 2 Journeyman Farmers Certificate Program Fruit and Vegetable Production Section UGA Extension Henry County is offering the Journeyman Farmers Certificate Program for small farmers who are new and for those who would like to become a small farmer. The Fruit and Vegetable Production is a seven-part training that covers soil health and fertility, crop rotations, pest management, food safety, and marketing.
    • McDonough, GA
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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.
  • Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management (C 1042) Learn 10 strategies for better time management, including knowing how to spend your time, setting priorities, using planning tools, getting organized, scheduling, delegating, and avoiding procrastinating, wasting time, and multitasking.
Search for UGA Extension Publications
UGA Extension Alzheimers Care
UGA Extension Alzheimers Care With offices serving all 159 Georgia counties, Extension offers an array of wellness programs, services and health education that support families. By Lauren Baggett | Published: 1/30/2023
IIPA Seed Grants
IIPA Seed Grants The University of Georgia’s Institute for Integrative Precision Agriculture has awarded eight seed grants to fund initial research for projects at the convergence of agriculture, engineering, computing and related areas of study. By David Mitchell | Published: 1/27/2023
Mental Health Day
Mental Health Day Mental Health Day at the Georgia State Capitol will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31. By Amanda Budd | Published: 1/25/2023
Bees in winter
Bees in winter As temperatures drop, bees must change their behavior to survive the winter. By Amanda Budd | Published: 1/24/2023
Irrigation Scheduling Technology
Irrigation Scheduling Technology In its first official year of data collection, UGA's AgWET program impacted more than 1,450 acres of row crops in Georgia, 300 acres of peanuts and 1,150 acres of cotton, and yielded an estimated water savings of over 100 million gallons of water. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 1/23/2023
Blueberry Quality
Blueberry Quality Study seeks to identify possible causes for postharvest quality loss in rabbiteye blueberries. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 1/20/2023
New IIPA Faculty
New IIPA Faculty UGA's Institute for Integrative Precision Agriculture (IIPA), a new interdisciplinary unit dedicated to the research and application of new technologies in agriculture, has made three new faculty hires. By Jake Strickland | Published: 1/19/2023
Lawn Burrweed
Lawn Burrweed Control burrweed in your lawn at the beginning of the year to help prevent painful burrs in the summer. By Alicia Holloway | Published: 1/17/2023
Percy Hunter Stone
Percy Hunter Stone Percy Hunter Stone, the first Black 4-H state leader in Georgia, was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame in 2022. By Josie Smith | Published: 1/13/2023