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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
  • Sep 28 - Sep 29 Manager ServSafe Training 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.
    • Americus, GA - (35.0 Miles)
  • Nov 9 - Nov 10 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)
  • Mar 25 - Mar 26 Step Up and Lead 4-H Event
    • Tifton, GA - (43.0 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.
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Extension News
Nematode Research
Nematode Research Controlling root-knot nematodes, difficult with traditional methods, is compounded for organic producers. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 9/24/2020
4-H Tech Changemakers
4-H Tech Changemakers Murray County 4-H youth initiate digital literacy initiative within the community. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 9/24/2020
4-H State Forestry Field Day
4-H State Forestry Field Day Participants test their science-based knowledge, critical thinking skills and skills with specialized forestry tools. By Austin Clark | Published: 9/22/2020
Fruit Pest Research
Fruit Pest Research Spotted wing drosophila is a keystone pest of U.S. fruit crops. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 9/22/2020
International ADS Partnership
International ADS Partnership UGA animal and dairy science class forms new collaboration with animal science institute in China. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 9/17/2020
Milkweed Pests
Milkweed Pests Milkweed can attract insects that are not so welcome. By Becky Griffin | Published: 9/17/2020
Cool Weather Pests
Cool Weather Pests Ants, wasps and yellow jackets are among fall's prevalent pests. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 9/16/2020
Fescue Toxicity Grant
Fescue Toxicity Grant The forage-related condition, caused by a fungus, costs the U.S. beef industry more than $1 billion per year. By Maria M. Lameiras, Alec Lee | Published: 9/10/2020
CAES ranking improves
CAES ranking improves UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences moves up in Niche rankings of top schools. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 9/9/2020
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