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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.

74th Annual Madison County Fair Exhibit Competition:

September 26th - October 1st 2022

Hundreds of exhibits and twelve community fair booths will be entered in the fair this year. The Comer Lions Club sponsors ribbons and prize money. Those placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place win premium prizes for their winning entries in the amounts of $5, $4, and $3 respectively. Youth and adults will be judged separately. Every effort will be made to protect items, but the Lions Club cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to entries.

Those interested in entering a craft, canned good, sewing, crochet, knitting, or artwork should read and pay CLOSE attention to the following rules that have undergone specific changes this year.

Check in for exhibits will be Thursday, September 22nd from 4-6pm or Friday, September 23rd from 1-5pm. Exhibits must be dropped off on these two days as judging will take place on Saturday, September 24th. Exhibits should stay all week and may be picked up at the end of the fair. Pick up will only be on Sunday, October 2nd from 2-4pm. Items not picke dup will be held at the Madison County Extension Office.

Fair Exhibit Tags for each entry will be available to pick up prior to Exhibit Check-in at the Madison County Extension Office starting Friday, September 2nd for those who wish to fill them out in advance.

74th Annual Fair Exhibit Divisions and Classes List

RADA Cutlery Fundraiser2

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
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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
  • Sep 22 - Sep 26 4-H Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference (SRTLC) The Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference (SRTLC) is a first-of-its-kind, multistate 4-H conference created to bring together 4-H teens and adults to empower & inspire them to make a positive change across the southern region through youth-adult partnerships.  Georgia 4-H participates as one of several host states for SRTLC each year.
    • Crossville, GA - (152.0 Miles)
  • Sep 27 - Sep 28 Cloverleaf Conference - Wahsega (4th - 6th Grades) Cloverleaf Conference is an afternoon event for 4th - 6th graders. Senior 4-H'ers (9th - 12th graders) can submit applications to teach at this event.
    • Dahlonega, GA - (52.0 Miles)
  • Sep 27 Forages for Horses This talk will provide more in-depth information on types of forage (hay and grass). Discussion will focus on different types of forages, how to select the most appropriate type of hay or pasture grass, and how to determine hay quality.
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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!

Burton Sea Turtle
Burton Sea Turtle Environmental Education staff at the Burton 4-H Center care for sea turtles that do not successfully make their initial voyage to the ocean as hatchlings through a partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, which grants permits and permission for these stragglers to be raised at the center until they are ready to live in the wild on their own. By Josie Smith | Published: 9/23/2022
Cold Facts
Cold Facts Take care when preparing fresh berries for freezing or refrigeration to reduce contaminants By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 9/22/2022
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Stroke Therapy Study at UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center shows that combination treatment dramatically improves recovery in pig stroke models By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 9/21/2022
Guthrie GFB Award
Guthrie GFB Award Larry Guthrie announced as the 2022 Georgia Farm Bureau Commodity Award recipient. By Jordan Powers | Published: 9/20/2022

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