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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 2014 UGA Farm Gate Report, Madison County is #1 in agricultural production, with a total farm gate value of more than $520 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

 

Summer Classes

 

WOW!! 4-H Summer Classes & Project Clubs and other exciting events are almost here and now is the time to sign up. 


Madison County 4-H Fundraisers

Madison County 4-H Club are having Fundraisers for kids to attend Camp and other 4-H activities this summer. Our BB Team is going to Nationals in Rogers AR in July and our Horse Drill team is going to Nationals in June. Come out and support our kids as they work toward going to National competition. 

First fundraiser was held on May 7th. Krispy Kreme donghnut sales will be held around the county. Kids will be at Colbert and Comer Bread Basket, Ingles in Hull, and the city hall parking lot in Danielsville. 

We are also selling Boston butt tickets for BB to attend Nationals in July in Rogers, AR. The cost is $30.00 each. You can get tickets are our office or from a BB member. Pickup is May 27th from 5-7 at the Old Colbert Fire Station. 


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


  • Dryland Peanuts
  • Published 7/21/2016 by Clint Thompson
  • UGA Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort cautions farmers about applying treatments to dryland crop during drought.
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  • Peach Research
  • Published 7/21/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
  • UGA researchers breed consumers' likes into future peach varieties.
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  • Beginning Farmers Training
  • Published 7/21/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • Low-cost farm business, small-fruit production and small ruminant training offered this fall across Georgia.
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