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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

March 23, 2020: Out of concern for the health and safety of the public and our employees the Riverfront Resource Center is currently closed to the public.

Our office is closed until 8:00 am on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

For more information, please contact our CEC, James Morgan at (229) 343-5097 or you can reach him on his email at morganjl@uga.edu

 

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
  • Aug 4 - Aug 5 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)
  • Aug 19 - Aug 20 Southwest District 4-H Update Staff Training Tifton, GA - (35.0 Miles)
  • Sep 8 - Sep 9 Southwest Forestry Field Day 4-H Event Albany, GA
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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
Virtual Livestock Educational Resources
Virtual Livestock Educational Resources Georgia 4-H offers virtual livestock educational resources and contests By Cristina Luisa deRevere | Published: 6/5/2020
Distinguished Professorship
Distinguished Professorship Poultry immunologist Rami Dalloul will perform research targeting costly pathogens and diseases that are critical to the Georgia poultry sector. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 6/4/2020
Healthy Habits at Home
Healthy Habits at Home Georgia 4-H offers resources to support healthy nutrition and physical activity habits at home. By Courtney Still Brown | Published: 6/3/2020
TifTuf Recognition
TifTuf Recognition The Georgia-grown turfgrass is being used around the world By Ashley Crain, Tyler G. Duggins | Published: 6/3/2020
Radon Awareness
Radon Awareness Radon is a radioactive gas that is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. By Pamela Turner | Published: 6/3/2020
Producing Results
Producing Results Gwinnett Georgia Grown to Go event highlights success of partnership with UGA Extension to connect producers and consumers. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 5/28/2020
Home Termites
Home Termites Georgia is part of what entomologists and pest management professionals refer to as “the termite belt,” where termites are common and abundant. By Dan Suiter | Published: 5/28/2020
Energy Informatics
Energy Informatics Energy informatics is lighting the way to higher efficiency. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 5/28/2020
Backyard Fruits Webinar
Backyard Fruits Webinar Webinar series Backyard Fruits aims to help gardeners grow fruit at home By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 5/21/2020
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