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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 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.


RADA Cutlery Fundraiser2

We are kicking off our spring fundraiser in April. Please support us by placing an order at https://radafundraising.com?rfsn=5630443.50c96aa 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.



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Upcoming Events
  • Jan 27 2023 Georgia Ag Forecast This annual seminar shares the latest research and information from UGA faculty to help farmers and agribusinesses in Georgia's No. 1 industry. Join us in-person or online for these expert updates, including keynote address by Deputy Chairperson of the World Agricultural Outlook Board William Chambers and industry-specific breakout sessions.
    • Virtual Event
    • Tifton, GA - (189.0 Miles)
  • Jan 28 - Jan 29 Georgia 4-H State Horse Quiz Bowl Horse Quiz Bowl teams of either four or five members from one county compete against each other answering questions in a game show format. Play consists of double elimination tournament-style matches where two teams compete at a time. Participants compete with their team to answer questions on anatomy, conformation, feed and nutrition.
    • Madison, GA - (41.0 Miles)
  • Jan 31 - Feb 1 Georgia 4-H Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting Advisory Winter Meeting
    • Athens, GA - (16.0 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!


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Irrigation Scheduling Technology
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