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UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

 

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
  • Aug 11 - Aug 12 Manager ServSafe Training University of Georgia Cooperative Extension/Sumter County provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office. *If COVID restrictions allow*
    • Americus, GA - (35.0 Miles)
  • Aug 17 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice 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. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
    • Cordele, GA - (33.0 Miles)
  • Sep 7 - Sep 8 Southwest Area Forestry Field Day 4-H Event
    • Shellman, GA - (29.0 Miles)
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Extension Publications
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Milkweed Hybridization
Milkweed Hybridization CAES researchers created the first successful interspecific hybridization of milkweed, landing them the cover of the July issue of HortScience. By Leslie Matos | Published: 7/29/2021
Vineyard Internships
Vineyard Internships A partnership between CAES and the Winegrowers Association of Georgia offers students an opportunity to explore the world of viticulture and enology. By Caroline Hinton | Published: 7/28/2021
Sleep Solutions
Sleep Solutions Bedtimes can make a difference in children's mood and ability at school. By Christina Conner | Published: 7/27/2021
Hemp Genetics
Hemp Genetics UGA study finds a high level of inconsistency among hemp accessions and plants, the researchers caution growers to carefully evaluate their crops. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 7/26/2021
Tree Flagging
Tree Flagging Cicadas' egg laying habits can damage branches on trees where the brood emerged. By Ashley Hoppers | Published: 7/23/2021
TifSport and TifGrand
TifSport and TifGrand UGA’s TifSport and TifGrand, tough and durable bermudagrasses, were decades in the making. By Leigh Beeson | Published: 7/23/2021
Tokyo Games
Tokyo Games Three former Georgia 4-H’ers will travel to Tokyo to represent the U.S. in shooting sports. By Courtney Cameron | Published: 7/22/2021
Rocking Chair Ranch
Rocking Chair Ranch The SBDC and UGA Extension helped middle Georgia farmer successfully expand operations. By Émilie Gille | Published: 7/20/2021
First Flock
First Flock Newly established flock of laying chickens at the Governor's Mansion brings focus to the importance of agriculture in Georgia. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 7/16/2021