About the Cooperative Extension Office

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The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office in Dougherty County provides educational programs and assistance to the citizens of Dougherty County on a wide variety of subjects. Located in downtown Albany in The Riverfront Resource Center at 125 Pine Avenue, Suite 100, the primary objective of the Extension Service is to extend the resources and expertise of the University to the public. Subject matters addressed at the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office include: 4-H and Youth, Nutrition Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Agriculture and Natural Resources.



Below is a summary of services offered by the Cooperative Extensive Service:

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES (FACS)

The FACS programming efforts in Dougherty County are focused on Diabetes Education, Child Care Provider Education, Health and Wellness, and Food Safety and Nutrition education.



AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES (ANR)

ANR programming in Dougherty County provides research-based information on a diverse array of topics to residents. Specific areas of programming include improving production techniques and profitability for the three primary agricultural commodities in the county – pecan, cotton and peanut. In addition, the program focuses on issues related to water quality and quantity, management of home landscapes, and natural resources management.



4-H AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

4-H and youth programs reach approximately 1,500 fifth through twelfth graders annually. Base programming for the Dougherty County 4-H office includes summer camp, monthly in-school club meetings, cloverleaf District Project Achievement, State Congress, and community service.



EXPANDED FOOD AND NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM (EFNEP)

A federally funded program, the EFNEP is designed to help increase the nutritional awareness of limited resource families.



Cooperative Extension Service Staff includes

James Morgan, County Extension Coordinator/Agent, ANR

Teresa Myler, Administrative Assistant

Suzanne Williams, County Extension Agent, FACS

Jazmin Thomas, County Extension Agent, 4-H

Rachel Knight, 4-H Educator

Catherine Bracy, Program Assistant, EFNEP

Alyson Stauffer, Program Assistant, EFNEP

Charlie Grace, County Extension Agent, ANR, Fort Valley State University



The Cooperative Extension Service office can be reached at 229.436.7216 or via email at uge4095@uga.edu.

Visit UGAextension.org/Dougherty for more information.