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. Like Georgia, Madison County's number one industry is agriculture. In 2009, Madison County had the 4th highest total farm-gate value in the state at $299 million! Much of the agriculture in the county is centered around Georgia's large poultry industry, but many acres are also devoted to beef cattle, hay, soybeans, and small grains. Several other citizens raise horses, goats, or grow timber throughout the county.
What is Cooperative Extension?
Cooperative Extension is a partnership (Cooperation) between The University of Georgia, the U. S. Department of Agriculture and individual counties. Cooperative Extension takes current research conducted at universities and research farms and brings that information to the citizens of each county based on their individual needs. This delivery system allows Cooperative Extension to be on the forefront of food safety, technology, research, and education; keeping Georgia’s economy strong and making life better for Georgians. Find out more about Cooperative Extension here.
Agriculture and Natural Resources
UGA Cooperative Extension provides important information and testing services related to agriculture and natural resource needs for the residents of Madison County. For more information regarding the services we provide for ANR, click here.
4-H Youth Development
Madison County's 4-H Club provides an environment where children acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. 4-H accomplishes these goals through hands-on learning experiences in various areas, including agricultural awareness, communication skills, health, conservation, and citizenship. Learn more about the Madison County 4-H club by clicking here.
Family and Consumer Sciences
Madison County Cooperative Extension also provides resources for parents, other family and household members, seniors, caregivers, and other individuals promoting the positive development and safety of school-age and adolescent youth, consumer economic issues and financial planning, and healthy home enivornments. Learn more about Madison County's FACS Programming by clicking here.
Register for Walk Georgia!
The goals of this program, which is sponsored by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and its partners, are to help you:
- Develop regular physical activity habits
- Get healthier and more physically fit
- Have fun!
The Walk Georgia program will be open for registration from Sep. 1 - Oct. 9, 2013. Please visit the following link to participate: http://www.walkgeorgia.org/
Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.