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 2015 UGA Farm Gate Report, Madison County is #2 in agricultural production, with a total farm gate value of more than $450 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.
Jan 25 - Jan 26 State 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Teams of either four or five members from one county compete in a game show type format and answer questions related to equine subject matter. Play consists of double elimination tournament style matches where two teams compete at a time. Members of the winning senior division team become master 4-H’ers and go on to compete at a designated national competition. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/quiz-bowl/ Madison, GA - (41.0 Miles)
Jan 27 Landscape Irrigation Workshop Learn how Georgia’s emerging seasonal rainfall patterns impact landscapes and about water management methods that promote soil and water conservation. Plants need water, but knowing where, when and how much to water is crucial to maintaining healthy landscapes. We will review common plant health issues caused by misplaced or poorly timed irrigation and will discuss how these issues can be avoided. This presentation is intended to guide landscape professionals and property owners in efficient practices of irrigation, describe water regulations, and introduce simple irrigation system components, including a functioning display model. *Pesticide Applicator Licensees Re-certification Credits available - Cat 24 (4 hrs) & Cat 10 (3 hrs) Georgia Certified Landscape Professional continuing education units - 4 credits Athens, GA - (16.0 Miles)
Jan 27 Hobby Flock Seminar Series The Hobby Flock Seminar Series is a 4 week program and recurs on the following dates: January 27th, February 3rd, February 10th, February 17th, Do you currently have or are you interested in having your own backyard hobby flock? Benefits of keeping birds include fresh eggs, fertilizer, insect control, and entertainment. If you are interested in learning more about keeping your own flock, join the Lincoln County Extension Office for a six-week series! Topics include basics and economics of keeping a flock, housing and biosecurity, nutrition, health, egg production, and meat production. Attendees at all 4 seminars will receive a certificate of completion. Registration is REQUIRED by January 20th, 2020 and can be completed by calling 706-359-3233 or emailing email@example.com Program cost is $25. Lincolnton, GA - (55.0 Miles)
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!
Covington 4-H'er Honored Lavendar Harris creates programs to share STEM with younger 4-H'ers.
Tomato Ancestry Today's tomatoes are the result of two seperate domestication events.
Wintergreen 2020 Wintergreen Horticultural Trade Show and Conference will be held Jan. 21-23.