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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.

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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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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.
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Firefly Season
Firefly Season Georgia is home to more than 50 species of fireflies — or lightning bugs — and you can help protect these insects by understanding their lifecycle and habitat needs. By Becky Griffin, Jason Schmidt | Published: 5/17/2022
4-H Poultry Judging
4-H Poultry Judging Four Oconee County students brought home top honors at Georgia 4-H’s largest judging event on May 6. By Josie Smith | Published: 5/16/2022
Prison Beekeeping Program
Prison Beekeeping Program “I was one of those teenagers — I wanted to be an actress. I went to college for theater, but dropped out and got on drugs.” By Jordan Powers | Published: 5/12/2022
National Tech Changemakers
National Tech Changemakers Jenna Dekich has been chosen to represent Georgia as a national spokesperson for the 4-H Tech Changemakers program. By Josie Smith | Published: 5/11/2022
Buttercup Control
Buttercup Control Buttercup is one of the most prolific spring weeds and is easily recognized by its bright, glossy yellow flowers. By Paul Pugliese | Published: 5/10/2022
UGA Student Employee of the Year
UGA Student Employee of the Year Christian Albritton, a third-year avian biology and biological science double major from Butler, Georgia, was selected as the 2022 Student Employee of the Year thanks to his work with Georgia 4-H. By Clarke Schwabe | Published: 5/6/2022
2022 Farm Stress Summit
2022 Farm Stress Summit Register for the 2022 Farm Stress Summit, to be held in Tifton, Georgia, on May 19. By Jay Stone | Published: 5/4/2022
2022 Beekeeping Institute
2022 Beekeeping Institute Beekeepers, it’s time to grab your smoker and hive tool — the Young Harris Beekeeping Institute will celebrate their 30th year May 18 to 21. By Jordan Powers | Published: 5/4/2022
Beneficial Viruses
Beneficial Viruses Inheriting a virus may sound like an undesirable bequest, but for certain insects, the phenomenon of beneficial virus inheritance is key to their survival. By Michele Hatcher | Published: 5/3/2022