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Get educated about Coronavirus (COVID-19): The CDC and USDA offer the latest guidelines for preventing the spread of the virus and answers to many questions. UGA provides information about health, travel, emergency preparedness and campus operations through their website. UGA Extension offers resources on sanitizing your home, hand washing, emergency food supplies, and keeping farm operations running.

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
  • Apr 3 - Apr 4 Cancelled-Spring Home & Garden Show A fun family event featuring award winning products and services for the home and garden. Plants, yard accessories, pots, and more! Free educational activities for children. Perry, GA - (64.0 Miles)
  • Apr 7 - Apr 8 Hay & Baleage Short Course Weed control, sprayer calibration & cleanout, Inoculants and preservatives, matching forage to animal needs, forage testing, soil testing, compaction, & moisture testing, Ag technology, using a Lightbar, UAV demo and variable rate fertilizer. Speakers will be: Dr Lisa Baxter, Brooke Hampton, Wheeler County Agent; Jennifer Miller, Jeff Davis County Agent and Steven Powell, Treutlen County Agent Alamo, GA - (87.0 Miles)
  • Apr 17 - Apr 18 (Postponed) Area Poultry Judging-Tift County Poultry judging is an evaluation event in which students learn and understand standards used in poultry and egg production and marketing, and to apply the standards in a realistic decision-making situation. During the contest, participants judge both live specimens and market poultry, identify parts of birds already prepared for market, and evaluate eggs as to their quality and readiness for market. For at least one class, typically a live production class, participants are asked to justify their placing decisions through a set of oral reasons. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/poultry/ Tifton, GA - (35.0 Miles)
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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
Healthy Homes
Healthy Homes From which disinfectants to use to how to properly wash your hands, UGA scientists cover the bases on COVID-19 concerns. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn | Published: 3/26/2020
Takeout Safer
Takeout Safer Foodborne exposure to virus is not a route of transmission, FDA says. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn, Cal Powell | Published: 3/26/2020
Cotton Market
Cotton Market Producers urged to pay close attention to the market, strategize on cost-cutting and improving productivity. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn, Cal Powell, Yangxuan Liu | Published: 3/24/2020
Daily Lessons
Daily Lessons Lessons are being emailed to students daily from Georgia 4-H educators. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn, Cal Powell, Yangxuan Liu, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 3/24/2020
Home Workouts
Home Workouts UGA Extension specialist offers ideas to maintain health, well-being. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn, Cal Powell, Yangxuan Liu, Sharon Dowdy, Josh Paine | Published: 3/23/2020
Saving Water
Saving Water Extension water programs help reduce water usage on farms, in landscapes. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn, Cal Powell, Yangxuan Liu, Sharon Dowdy, Josh Paine, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 3/19/2020
Solar Workshop
Solar Workshop A new workshop will help Georgia landowners navigate solar energy options. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn, Cal Powell, Yangxuan Liu, Sharon Dowdy, Josh Paine, Sharon Dowdy, Chad Cain | Published: 3/3/2020
Grape Workshops
Grape Workshops Classes designed specifically for Georgia grape growers. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn, Cal Powell, Yangxuan Liu, Sharon Dowdy, Josh Paine, Sharon Dowdy, Chad Cain, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 2/27/2020
Emergency Food
Emergency Food UGA Extension recommends families keep at least a three-day emergency food supply on hand. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn, Cal Powell, Yangxuan Liu, Sharon Dowdy, Josh Paine, Sharon Dowdy, Chad Cain, Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 3/11/2020
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