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Welcome to Dougherty County Cooperative Extension

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Dougherty County provides a variety of educational programs and client services to the residents of our county.  We are dedicated to helping people find answers to questions related to the following areas

UGA Extension is a statewide educational organization funded by federal, state and local governments that brings research-based education directly to individuals, families and communities.

Through a partnership between Dougherty County and UGA Extension, current unbiased research-based information is provided to our community. We invite you to contact us at (229) 436-7216 or visit our office at 125 Pine Avenue in Downtown Albany.


If you have questions about ... 

Nutrition, ServSafe, Healthy Eating, Weight Loss, Canning, Cooking for Large Groups, Stain Removal, Finances, Credit, Your Home Safety, Recipes, Decorating, Sewing, Crafts or Diabetes

 

Home Lawns, Farming, Flower Gardening, Landscaping, Crops, Ponds, Vegetable Gardening, Master Gardeners, Plant Diseases, Insects or Trees

 

4-H Club, Summer Camp, Summer Classes, Project Achievement, or Youth Competitions


Contact ... at (229) 436-7216

Suzanne Williams

 

 

 

James Morgan

 

 

Jazmin Thomas


Upcoming Classes being offered...

To sign up for any classes with us call (229) 436-7216 to register

All of our classes require pre-registration.
If there is a materials fee, please make check or money order payable to:
Dougherty County Extension and send to:

Dougherty County Cooperative Extension
125 Pine Ave., Suite 100
Albany, GA 31701-2545

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Upcoming Events


  • Jan 24
  • 9:00 AM | Albany, GA
  • UGA Extension is launching the Journeyman Farmer program that provides a comprehensive training for beginning farmers. The program includes a three step training:Step 1 - Small Farm Business Planning / Step 2 - Vegetable Production / Step 3 - Hands-on Production Sign Up Now for Step 2 – Vegetable Production! Spaces are limited. The program is free, but registration is required. TO REGISTER: Contact Dougherty County Extension Office (229) 436-7216 More Information at: www.SustainAgGA.org 4-Day training with lunches provided. WHEN: Tues., Jan. 17, 9am – 3pm Thurs., Jan. 19, 9am – 3pm Tues., Jan. 24, 9am – 3pm Thurs., Jan 26, 9am – 3pm
  • Jan 25-Jan 26
  • 8:30 AM | Americus, GA
  • You can improve your food safety and sanitation skills through a nationally recognized food safety sanitation course. The class is 16 hours by a Certified ServSafe Trainer of UGA Family and Consumer Sciences, Mitzi Parker. This course meets the new GA Food Code requirements and is certified through the National Restaurant Association and includes the course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instruction, and refreshments. Successful completion of the exam provides certification. The class fee of $140.00 includes course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instructions, and refreshments. Lunch is on your own.
  • Jan 26
  • 9:00 AM | Albany, GA
  • UGA Extension is launching the Journeyman Farmer program that provides a comprehensive training for beginning farmers. The program includes a three step training:Step 1 - Small Farm Business Planning / Step 2 - Vegetable Production / Step 3 - Hands-on Production Sign Up Now for Step 2 – Vegetable Production! Spaces are limited. The program is free, but registration is required. TO REGISTER: Contact Dougherty County Extension Office (229) 436-7216 More Information at: www.SustainAgGA.org 4-Day training with lunches provided. WHEN: Tues., Jan. 17, 9am – 3pm Thurs., Jan. 19, 9am – 3pm Tues., Jan. 24, 9am – 3pm Thurs., Jan 26, 9am – 3pm
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Extension Publications


  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016)
  • Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
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  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987)
  • This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
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  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943)
  • The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
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  • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931)
  • Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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Extension News



    • Brussels Sprouts
    • Published 1/20/2017 by Clint Thompson
    • UGA Extension research trials conclude that Georgia's warm temperatures work against Brussels sprouts production in Georgia.
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    • Fake Flowers
    • Published 1/19/2017 by Norman Winter
    • Primulas provide 12 to 14 weeks of unimaginable color that can't be matched.
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    • Winter Pruning
    • Published 1/19/2017 by Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon
    • Camelias, crape myrtles and tea olives all benefit from winter pruning.
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    • Coral Bells
    • Published 1/12/2017 by Norman Winter
    • Coral bells make for great companion plants like flowering kale, cabbage or mustard.
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    • EMV Chips
    • Published 12/22/2016 by Keishon Thomas
    • Online and telephone purchases are not protected by chip credit and debit cards.
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    • Poverty Simulations
    • Published 1/11/2017 by Kyle Dawson
    • UGA Cooperative Extension administers poverty simulations throughout Georgia.
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    • Black-eyed Peas
    • Published 1/12/2017 by Merritt Melancon
    • Georgia's black-eyed pea farmers hope for new luck in the new year, but experts aren't optimistic.
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