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
Nov 30 ServSafe Manager One-Day Training Georgia Cooperative Extension provides 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. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details. Registration includes the course, textbook, light refreshments, and exam.
- Conyers, GA
Dec 5 Winter Viticulture Update This program will cover results from ongoing vineyard research projects and deer control issues for commercial vineyards. 2 hours of private and 2 hours of commercial category 21 pesticide credits will be offered. Register at https://forms.gle/vZL1SjrXviuj51qr5.
- Young Harris, GA
Dec 5 Community Cooking Class: Healthy Holiday Favorites Come learn how to make delicious, healthy dishes in the Rockdale County Extension Office Teaching Kitchen! Open to ages 13 and up. Menu: Roast Chicken Harvest Vegetable Orzo Homemade Yeast Rolls Kale Cranberry Salad White Chocolate Gingersnap Pie
- Conyers, GA
Dec 7 Virtual Series: Diagnosing & Treating Nutrient Deficiencies in Plants with Organic Fertilizers Many have decided to go organic in their yard and garden, and there are good reasons for doing that. Making sure your plants receive all the nutrients they need to live long healthy lives and produce a bountiful harvest can be challenging. Let's discuss how you diagose nutrient deficiencies and how to correct them.
- Virtual Event
Dec 8 - Dec 9 Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging State Contest 4-H event
- Eatonton, GA
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.