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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 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.


Upcoming Events
  • Jun 21 - Jun 23 State 4-H Council State 4-H Council Eatonton, GA - (58.0 Miles)
  • Jun 21 EmPowerU Advocating Invasive Species Management Course This training will be a hybrid of on-line coursework and a one day in person workshop. The course will help you: - Gain understanding of the roles and levels of government and who to contact regarding invasive species management. - Learn skills such as influence, power, persuasion, framing, questioning, and listening interactions with decision makers. - Know where to find reputable information on the status of invasive species in your area. - Create an engagement plan and experience practicing it in a safe, peer-learning environment. - See yourself as a resource to decision makers on invasive species management. - View engagement with decision makers as a norm and encourage others to do it. - Network with other people who are passionate to make a difference around invasive species. Athens, GA - (16.0 Miles)
  • Jun 25 Food Preservation Class- Pickling and Fermentation Planning on Canning? Join us to learn more about water bath canning and how to safely can your favorite pickle recipes and proper practices in fermentation. This hands-on learning experience allows you to can your own jar along with recipes and ideas to take home. Gainesville, GA - (33.0 Miles)
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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!


Extension News
  • MyIPM App link MyIPM app helps fruit growers manage pests. By Denise M Hatcher | Published: 6/18/2019
  • Nostoc Algae link Too much water can make Nostoc algae flourish and turfgrass suffer. By Clint Waltz | Published: 6/13/2019
  • 4-H2O Camp link Three-day camp educates Georgia 4-H students about importance of water as a natural resource. By Clint Thompson | Published: 6/18/2019
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