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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
  • Dec 6 ServSafe® Manager One-Day Training & 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. Class registration is $140 and covers the textbook, testing fee, and refreshments. Registration deadline is November 28th, 2022. For additional information, please contact Keishon Thomas at 478-751-6338.
    • Macon, GA
  • Dec 6 Pasture Management for Livestock Series Join Lincoln, Oglethorpe, and Elbert County UGA Extension for a 3-week webinar series discussing pasture management for livestock producers. Whether you have sheep, cattle, or horses, proper pasture management is critical for maximizing your forage resources. Learn about soil health and fertility, grazing management, and weed/pest control from UGA Extension agents. Tuesdays, Nov 29-Dec 13th Free & Virtual
    • Virtual Event
  • Dec 8 Understanding your On-site Waste System Do you flush the toilet, wash dishes, wash clothes or do anything that causes water to go down a drain in the house? If so, join us to learn about how this water and solids are managed in a septic system and how to maintain the systems. If you are on municipal sewer system also join us in that we will also discuss how to protect sewer systems.
    • Virtual Event
  • Dec 8 2022 Camden County Virtual Lunch & Learn - December 8: Citrus Issues in the Home Landscape Camden County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, Jessica Warren, will continue offering virtual lunch and learn courses in 2022. Classes will be held once a month on the second Thursday of each month (with the exception of January which will be the first Thursday due to a scheduling conflict). Classes will continue to be held 12-1pm. Classes are free and open to the public. To register please email uge3039@uga.edu and you will be sent the registration link, or follow the registration link directly. Once you have selected the sessions you would like to attend, you will receive a confirmation email. The zoom link will be emailed on the day before each class and a reminder will be sent the morning of each class. See the attached flyer for the teneative class schedule.
    • Virtual Event
  • Dec 10 - Dec 12 Fall Forum 4-H Event
    • Eatonton, 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.
  • 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.
Search for UGA Extension Publications
Well Connected Communities
Well Connected Communities Through Well Connected Communities, UGA Extension works to improve Georgian access to health care. By Amanda Budd | Published: 12/5/2022
Great Southeast Pollinator Census
Great Southeast Pollinator Census The Great Georgia Pollinator Census will expand to become the Great Southeast Pollinator Census on Dec. 1. By Becky Griffin | Published: 11/29/2022
4-H Tech Changemakers
4-H Tech Changemakers 4-H'ers throughout Georgia helped 5,400 adults improve their digital literacy in 2021-22. By Josie Smith | Published: 11/28/2022
Plant Color
Plant Color Choose cultivars with different bloom times to keep your garden colorful year-round. By Alicia Holloway | Published: 11/25/2022
CGBG Holiday Lights
CGBG Holiday Lights The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens will host their holiday lights event in Savannah from Nov. 25 to Dec. 24. By Amanda Budd | Published: 11/24/2022
Beekeeper Outreach
Beekeeper Outreach A joint hire between UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Odum School of Ecology, Lewis Bartlett is uniquely poised to take on complex issues tied to the health of bees and their beloved household by-product. By Cheryth Youngmann | Published: 11/23/2022
Worry-free Holiday
Worry-free Holiday Follow simple steps from UGA Extension to avoid a stressful holiday season. By Alexis Roberts, MaryBeth Hornbeck | Published: 11/22/2022
Marie Fort Garden Club scholarship
Marie Fort Garden Club scholarship Srijana Thapa Magar was named the 2022 recipient of the Marie Fort Garden Club Scholarship, presented annually to a student in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia Griffin campus. By Ashley N Biles | Published: 11/21/2022
D.W. Brooks Lecture
D.W. Brooks Lecture D.W. Brooks speaker Alison Van Eenennaam emphasized communicating the impact of technological advances in agriculture and how they benefit humanity. By Claire Sanders | Published: 11/18/2022