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 Anna Grace Peebles at (229) 436-7216 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
- 4-H Club, Summer Camp, Summer Classes, Project Achievement, or Youth Competitions, contact our 4-H Agent, Latrina Paige at (229) 436-7216 or Latrina.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Sep 20 - Sep 25 Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference The Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference (SRTLC) is a first-of-its-kind, multi-state 4-H conference created to bring together 4-H teens and adults to empower & inspire them to make a positive change across the southern region through youth-adult partnerships. Georgia 4-H participates as one of several host states for SRTLC each year.
- Crossville, GA
Sep 25 - Sep 26 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam - Grady County You can receive your ServSafe Manager Certification through this nationally recognized food safety sanitation course. The class is 12+ instruction hours and exam proctored by a Certified ServSafe Trainer. This course meets the new GA Food Code requirements, is certified through the National Restaurant Association, and includes the course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instruction, and refreshments. Successful completion of the exam provides certification. The class fee of $150.00 includes a course book, supplies, educational materials, exams, and instructions.
- Cairo, GA
Sep 26 - Sep 27 CANCELLED - ServSafe Manager Two-Day Training We provide Georgia's food service industry with food safety training using the National and Georgia Restaurant Associations ServSafe® program. UGA Extension has been offering ServSafe® manager and employee (Food Handler) certification programs throughout the state since 1997. The ServSafe® Manager Exam is a very detailed 90-question multiple choice test. Examinees must score a 70% to obtain ServSafe® Manager Certification. Each two-day course offered includes course instruction by a certified ServSafe® instructor and proctor, an updated ServSafe® Manager book, a certification exam and light refreshments. The course goes from 9 am-3:30 pm on both days with a break for lunch on your own.
- Conyers, GA
Sep 27 UGA Master Forager 2023-2024 Learn how to safely wild harvest with UGA Extension. This series will cover topics ranging from acorn processing to uses for herbaceous plants to a dye project through a 12-month hands-on series. Five full day programs will cover a wide array of topics while four optional labs provide opportunities to dive deeper and forage through the seasons. Finish up the year with a foraging graduation for those who successfully complete the series. Space in this series is limited to 20 participants to allow for as much hands-on experience as possible. September 27* October 4 October 18* November Off December Off January 24* February 28 March 27* April 24 May 29* June 26 July 31* *Full day program at UGA Research and Education Gardens in Griffin All other programs will be optional labs 1:00 - 3:00 pm, locations TBA An equal opportunity, affirmative action, veteran, disability institution.
- Griffin, GA
Sep 27 Finding your Financial Freedom The Finding your Financial Freedom class is designed to teach you how to make changes you want to make to achieve a more stable financial situation. Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Jake Conner, will offer this class to provide you with the information needed to help understand credit scores, debt, basics of budgeting, credit, and how to get out of debt. This class is intended to provide the basic son all of these topics with time to ask questions and future classes designed to expand on each topic in greater detail.
- Virtual Event
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.
Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management (C 1042) Learn 10 strategies for better time management, including knowing how to spend your time, setting priorities, using planning tools, getting organized, scheduling, delegating, and avoiding procrastinating, wasting time, and multitasking.
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.