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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.


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 Jazmin Thomas at (229) 436-7216 or jazminthomas@uga.edu

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 25 Tax Update: What's New in Tax? Does the term 1040 just sound like random numbers to you? Or are you a tax expert needing a refresh? Either way - this is the presentation for you! This quick, 30 minute presentation via Facebook Live will cover recent tax changes and things to know before you file your 2020 return. Leave knowing how to get the most out of your taxes this year! Questions? Message @LanierCountyFACS on Facebook or call (229) 482-3895!
    • Virtual Event
  • Feb 8 - Feb 9 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)
  • Feb 15 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. *If COVID restrictions allow*
    • Cordele, GA - (33.0 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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2020 Hay Contest Winners
2020 Hay Contest Winners More states submitted samples to the contest than ever before. By Josh Paine | Published: 1/14/2021
4-H Online Winter Programming
4-H Online Winter Programming Georgia 4-H launched “From the Mountains to the Sea,” “Zoom into Science” and “Blast Off with Georgia 4-H” to give teachers and parents entertaining and educational online resources to keep youth engaged in non-traditional learning environments. By Cristina Luisa deRevere | Published: 1/14/2021
Testing Rootstocks
Testing Rootstocks Beginning in 2014, citrus trials performed by UGA are yielding valuable data on cold hardiness, fruit quality and disease resistance. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 1/13/2021
2020 Farm Survey
2020 Farm Survey The approximately 10-minute survey covers potential impacts of COVID-10 on the agriculture industry. By Josh Paine | Published: 1/7/2021
Sustainability Grants
Sustainability Grants Multiple CAES students were given the green light for their green projects. By Josh Paine | Published: 1/5/2021
Tracking Bug Tracks
Tracking Bug Tracks Entomology study developed clay models as a tool to aid in future research. By Allison Fortner | Published: 1/4/2021
Parasitic Hijackers
Parasitic Hijackers Soybean cyst nematodes have evolved to trick plants into diverting resources to support the nutrient demands of the developing nematode. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 1/4/2021
Radon Action Month
Radon Action Month UGA Radon Program urges Georgians to test for radon this January. By Pamela R. Turner | Published: 1/1/2021
Feeding Furry Friends
Feeding Furry Friends Oglethorpe County 4-H’ers adapt to COVID-19 guidelines and learning cooking skills by baking treats for rescued animals. By Austin Clark | Published: 12/30/2020