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


Upcoming Events

  • Oct 25
  • 6:00 PM | Albany, GA
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25 6:00 pm-9:00 pm $15 must Pre-register by Oct. 21 Many times diabetics and others with chronic diseases feel that they can't enjoy holiday meals and stay within their dietary guidelines. Come to our hands on cooking lab and learn techniques to make those holiday dishes healthier! Come hungry and bring an apron, and something to take home the leftovers.
See More Events

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.
  • Read More

  • 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.
  • Read More

  • 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.
  • Read More

  • 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.
  • Read More

Search other publications

Extension News

    • Organic Gardening
    • Published 10/21/2016 by Timothy Daly
    • Organic gardening is more than just a growing method that reduces pesticides.
    • Read More

    • Zika Virus Research
    • Published 10/20/2016 by Charlene Betourney
    • UGA research finds evidence in 'chick model' that Zika virus takes hold in the first trimester.
    • Read More

    • Floral Beauty
    • Published 10/19/2016 by Norman Winter
    • Whether solid in color or multi-colored, zinnias are easy to grow and add breathtaking beauty to the garden.
    • Read More

    • New Turf Researcher
    • Published 10/18/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
    • Jespersen studies what stresses turfgrass while adjusting to life on the UGA Griffin campus.
    • Read More

    • Sunbelt 2016
    • Published 10/18/2016 by Clint Thompson
    • President Morehead visits Expo for fourth straight year
    • Read More

    • Foundation Plants
    • Published 10/17/2016 by Paul Pugliese
    • Before putting plants beside your home's foundation, follow these tips from UGA Extension.
    • Read More

    • Wet soil
    • Published 10/13/2016 by Frank Watson
    • Rain from hurricane leaves Georgia fields, lawns waterlogged.
    • Read More

    • Mold control
    • Published 10/13/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
    • Control moisture indoors to keep mold at bay, UGA Extension expert says.
    • Read More

    • Farmer of the Year
    • Published 10/13/2016 by Merritt Melancon
    • Georgia Farmer of the Year John McCormick to be recognized at Sunbelt Agricultural Expo in Moultrie.
    • Read More