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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


  • Apr 26
  • 10:00 AM | Alamo, GA
  • Telfair County Extension Office is sponsoring an egg candling class with the Georgia Department of Agriculture. This class is taught by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Cost is $15 including lunch. Egg Candling is a procedure to determine the quality of eggs for human consumption. Anyone selling eggs to individuals or at a farmers market must hold an Egg Candling Certificate. An Egg Candling Certificate is obtained by successfully completing this class, which includes a written examination and a hands-on candling examination. Additionally, you will need to bring a completed Georgia Department of Agriculture Affidavit form (available on the GA Dept. of Agriculture website or in the Telfair Co. Extension Office) plus a copy of your Georgia Driver's License with you to the class.
  • May 2-May 11
  • 9:00 AM | Perry, GA
  • The Journeyman Farmer Program offers comprehensive training for beginning farmers. The program involves three steps: AgAware or Small Farm Business Training, Small Fruit and Vegetable Production or Small Ruminant Production, and Hands-On internship/mentorship. This is the second part of the training offered in Houston County and is open to all. Those who wish to apply for the Hands-On component must complete steps 1 and 2. The classes will be held in the Houston County Extension office on May 2, 4, 9, 11 from 9am-3pm each day.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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Extension News



    • Pecan Production Costs
    • Published 4/26/2017 by Clint Thompson
    • UGA Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells says pecans have to be protected against insect pests and disease pressure.
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    • Lady's Slipper Orchids
    • Published 4/20/2017 by Norman Winter
    • With five genera and thousands of hybrids to choose from, there's a lady's slipper orchid for everyone.
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    • Huge Blooms
    • Published 4/13/2017 by Norman Winter
    • A gift from China, hibiscus come in hundreds of varieties and most colors.
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    • Pecan Book
    • Published 4/13/2017 by Julia Rodriguez
    • Book covers the health advantages of pecans, the development of different varieties and the nut's surge in popularity around the world.
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    • Tax Refund
    • Published 4/11/2017 by Keishon Thomas
    • Use tax windfall to pay bills, increase savings or start a retirement fund.
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    • Thinning Pines
    • Published 4/11/2017 by Michael Anthony Foster
    • Decreasing the number of pine trees helps the remaining trees grow faster.
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