UGA Extension Office


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 2021 Georgia Farm Gate Value Report, Madison County is #6 in agricultural production, with a total farm gate value of more than $319 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.

Our office is open


*closed 12pm-1pm for lunch

We will be closed December 25, 2023 through January 1, 2024. Our offices will re-open at 8am on Tuesday, January 2nd.

Madison County 4-H Fundraisers

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.

RADA Cutlery Fundraiser2

Please support us by placing an order at and telling your friends and family about it. Online orders will be shipped directly to you shortly after the order is placed.

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
  • 4-H Newsletter for November 2023 Posted by Carrie Hayes on Nov 17, 2023 The November 2023 version of our newsletter is out! If you want to know what’s going on in Madison County 4-H, you can visit our website at and never miss an event or activity! A few things to note: A huge THANKS to everyone who supported our Fruit Tree Sale Fundraiser! We sold around […]
  • 2023 Sixth Grade District Project Achievement 2023 Sixth Grade District Project Achievement Posted by Carrie Hayes on Nov 13, 2023 6th graders are celebrated at overnight Rock Eagle DPA November 3-4, 2023 4-H Project Achievement is the premier public speaking and demonstration project experience available to all 4th-12th grade students and is held at different times of the year. Susan Goldman recently took nine Madison County 6th graders on this educational experience. These students boarded […]
  • 4-H Newsletter for October 2023 4-H Newsletter for October 2023 Posted by Carrie Hayes on Oct 11, 2023 The October 2023 version of our newsletter is out! If you want to know what’s going on in Madison County 4-H, you can visit our website at and never miss an event or activity! A few things to note: The Madison County 4-H Fruit Tree Sale Fundraiser is happening NOW through Friday, November 3, […]
  • Getting Ready for Fruiting Plants Getting Ready for Fruiting Plants Posted by Travis Tankersley on Oct 3, 2023 Fall is finally here and it is almost time to start planting new trees and fruit producing bushes. If you want to be successful and give your new plants the best opportunity to grow and thrive, then you have to start at the ground and work your way up. You literally have to start with […]
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Extension News
USDA Cucurbit Grant
USDA Cucurbit Grant The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that a CAES-led effort is among 21 research and Extension projects included in a $70.2 million Specialty Crop Research Initiative. By Jordan Powers | Published: 12/7/2023
CDC Grant
CDC Grant The funds will be used to improve access to healthy foods and physical activity. By Lauren Baggett | Published: 12/6/2023
Composting Tips
Composting Tips Whether at home or through your local community resources, composting offers many ecological benefits. By Laura Ney | Published: 12/5/2023
SCN Resistant Cultivars
SCN Resistant Cultivars Plant-parasitic nematodes cause billions of dollars in annual yield losses and represent a major impediment to meeting the challenge of feeding an ever-growing global population. By Jordan Powers | Published: 12/1/2023

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!

Madison County Office Contact Info