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Welcome to Madison County!

Located only 17 miles northeast of Athens-Clarke County and the University of Georgia, Madison County covers 285 square miles in the Piedmont region of Northeast Georgia. Madison County's number one industry is agriculture. According to the 2019 UGA Farm Gate Report, Madison County is #8 in agricultural production, with a total farm gate value of more than $256 Million.

Much of the agriculture in the county is centered around Georgia's large poultry industry, but Madison County also has a diversified agriculture, with many acres devoted to beef cattle, goats, and sheep; hay, soybeans, and small grains; as well as timber production and several small vegetable farms that raise produce for farmers markets.

MADICO MADE Contest Winners 2022Congratulations to Skylar Ring (K-3rd Grade Category), Emma Tarver (4th-6th Grade Category), and Elise Sparks (9th-12th Grade Category) for placing first in their age category! You can click on the image to download the entire cookbook of entries.
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We are kicking off our spring fundraiser in April. Please support us by placing an order at and telling your friends and family about it. Online orders will be shipped shortly after the order is placed but you can also visit our office and order from the catalog.

The monies raised will allow us to continue our programming and help offset the cost our 4-H’ers pay for competitive, judging, and educational events.

From Our Blog
Healthy plants start with healthy soils
Healthy plants start with healthy soils Posted by Carole Knight on Apr 20, 2022 Many people believe that soil and dirt are the same thing, but they’re not! Dirt is what you get under your fingernails, while soil is the then layer of living skin that covers the land. Soil is so much more than dirt. It’s alive! Soil is a living ecosystem—a large...
Does your water pass the test? Posted by Carole Knight on Apr 20, 2022 Being a rural community there are numerous homes that are serviced by private water supplies in Madison County. Although the water coming from the tap may appear clear and taste good, do you know that its really safe?  Water may contain dissolved minerals, organic compounds or even live organisms at...
Dealing with nuisance wildlife
Dealing with nuisance wildlife Posted by Carole Knight on Apr 20, 2022 Our office receives many calls from home and land owners frustrated with unwanted animals troubling their homes or yards. Some wildlife may be cute but they can cause significant damage and headaches for homeowners. Whether they’re rooting through your trash, tearing up your garden, or presenting a disease threat to...
Fall is the time for planting fruit trees
Fall is the time for planting fruit trees Posted by Carole Knight on Oct 25, 2021 Harvesting fresh fruit from your home orchard can be a delicious way to add beauty, taste, and variety to your landscape and diet. The best time to plant fruit trees in Georgia is in the fall. “Growing fresh fruit can be rewarding and fun but can also provide its share...
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Upcoming Events
  • Jul 7 - Jul 10 Georgia Junior Beef Futurity 4-H Livestock Event
    • Perry, GA - (122.0 Miles)
  • Jul 9 - Jul 10 4-H Day at the Atlanta Braves 4-H event
    • Atlanta, GA - (71.0 Miles)
  • Jul 11 The Equine Exchange Join Lincoln County UGA Extension for a monthly Lunch & Learn discussing hot topics in equine management. From pasture management to parasites and deworming, managing horses in heat, and other topics, this 45 minute program is designed for busy horse owners who want easy-to-apply, scientifically-backed management recommendations! Dates vary but typically first or second Monday of each month. Free & Virtual!
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Madison County 4-H Fundraisers

Our 4-H'ers work hard throughout the year to raise funds to attend camps, group competitions, and other great events that help develop them into better people and future leaders.  We will update our website and social media with reminders of upcoming fundraisers.  Please help these students by contributing.

If you would like to make a generous donation towards our general Extension and 4-H funds, or designate funds to a specific activity like summer camp, please contact our office.

What is UGA Extension?

UGA Extension is a partnership (Cooperation) between The University of Georgia,
the U. S. Department of Agriculture, and individual counties. UGA Extension delivers current research conducted at universities and research farms to the citizens of each county based on their individual needs. This delivery system allows UGA Extension to be on the forefront of food safety, technology, research, and education; keeping Georgia’s economy strong and making life better for Georgians. Visit the UGA Extension website to find out more!

Student capacity building
Student capacity building Early career success is about more than just gaining expertise in a field. A working professional has to make decisions about where to work, how to balance professional and private time and when to invest in more education. That’s why the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut works to connect graduate students with mentors and to foster useful conversations that help a scholar navigate the working world. By Allison Floyd | Published: 7/1/2022
CAES Alumni Board President
CAES Alumni Board President Miller, who begins his year-long tenure as CAES Alumni Board president on July 1, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural mechanization technology in 1986. By Anna Bentley | Published: 7/1/2022
Agricultural Trade Senate Hearing
Agricultural Trade Senate Hearing Often missing from the picture of the modern American farmer are the daily concerns about fuel and fertilizer prices, crop yields and trade issues. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/30/2022
Magic in the Air
Magic in the Air Standing in the new darkness of a 100-acre wood on a recent summer evening, a group of University of Georgia entomology graduate students witnessed magic in the air — literally — as thousands of fireflies of different species rose from the forest floor to flash their luminescent love songs to hopeful mates hiding below. By Michele Hatcher | Published: 6/29/2022

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