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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.


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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

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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

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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 25 - Feb 26 Manager ServSafe Training UGA Sumter County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. The training is from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, both days. $140.00 Americus, GA - (35.0 Miles)
  • Mar 11 - Mar 12 Step Up and Lead at UGA Tifton Campus Georgia Student Leadership Conference: -designed and facilitated by youth development professionals -for 4th-8th grade students -features hands-on, engaging workshops -builds leadership, public speaking, teamwork, and collaboration skills Tifton, GA - (43.0 Miles)
  • Mar 12 Storm Damaged Tree Clean-up Training This training is for professional tree care workers, first responders, and volunteers in the private sector. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. This training is OSHA approved. ISA CEU credit have been applied for too. Register online at https://stormtreetraining03122020.eventbrite.com 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
Beyond Hemp
Beyond Hemp UGA horticulture experts offer advice on growing medicinal herbs in landscapes and gardens. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 2/20/2020
Rural Stress
Rural Stress Weather and finances top farmers’ sources of stress By Maria M. Lameiras, Merritt Melancon | Published: 2/19/2020
Capitol 4-H Day 2020
Capitol 4-H Day 2020 UGA Extension has held 4-H Day at the state Capitol for more than 30 years. By Maria M. Lameiras, Merritt Melancon, Cristina deRevere | Published: 2/14/2020
Toews will succeed retiring West
Toews will succeed retiring West UGA Entomologist Michael Toews will take over as assistant dean of UGA Tifton campus in March. By Maria M. Lameiras, Merritt Melancon, Cristina deRevere, J. Faith Peppers | Published: 2/13/2020
Pollinator Plants
Pollinator Plants UGA Extension and UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia build pollinator protection coalition. By Maria M. Lameiras, Merritt Melancon, Cristina deRevere, J. Faith Peppers, Merritt Melancon, Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 2/4/2020
Chapel Restoration
Chapel Restoration Beloved chapel will soon reopen at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. By Maria M. Lameiras, Merritt Melancon, Cristina deRevere, J. Faith Peppers, Merritt Melancon, Maria M. Lameiras, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 2/4/2020
San Jose Scale
San Jose Scale Early springlike temperatures could mean more pests in peach orchards this year. By Maria M. Lameiras, Merritt Melancon, Cristina deRevere, J. Faith Peppers, Merritt Melancon, Maria M. Lameiras, Sharon Dowdy, Emily Cabrera | Published: 2/4/2020
Wine Producers Conference
Wine Producers Conference Chateau Elan hosts Georgia Wine Producers for annual conference. By Maria M. Lameiras, Merritt Melancon, Cristina deRevere, J. Faith Peppers, Merritt Melancon, Maria M. Lameiras, Sharon Dowdy, Emily Cabrera, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 1/29/2020
Radon Poster Contest
Radon Poster Contest Gwinnett and Clarke county students take home awards for top radon education posters. By Maria M. Lameiras, Merritt Melancon, Cristina deRevere, J. Faith Peppers, Merritt Melancon, Maria M. Lameiras, Sharon Dowdy, Emily Cabrera, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon | Published: 1/28/2020
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