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Upcoming Events:
  • Subject: Cottage Food Law Training
    Time: 2:00 PM -
    Location: Po Box 1606 Columbiana Al 35051
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    05/26 - Cottage Food Law Training
  • Subject: Introduction to Farm and Ranch Resources
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Chitlon Research and Extension Center 120 CR 756 Clanton, AL 35045
    Calendar: ACES Animal Science & Forages
    05/30 - Introduction to Farm and Ranch Resources
  • Subject: Servsafe - Cullman
    Time: 8:00 AM -
    Location: Cullman County Extension Office 402 Arnold St Suite G-1 Cullman County Office Building Cullman
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    06/02 - Servsafe - Cullman
  • Subject: Practical Equine Management Workshop
    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Tennessee Valley Research & Extension Center
    Calendar: ACES Animal Science & Forages
    06/06 - Practical Equine Management Workshop
  • Subject: Servsafe - ST Clair
    Time: 8:00 AM -
    Location: St Clair County Extension Office 1815 Cogswell Ave Pell City, AL 35125
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    06/08 - Servsafe - ST Clair
  • Subject: Servsafe - Cullman
    Time: 8:00 AM -
    Location: Cullman County Extension Office 402 Arnold St Suite G-1 Cullman County Office Building Cullman
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    06/09 - Servsafe - Cullman
  • Subject: Jefferson County Master Gardener Short Course
    Time: 8:30 AM -
    Location: 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, 35223
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    06/09 - Jefferson County Master Gardener Short Course
  • Subject: Jefferson County Master Gardener Short Course
    Time: 8:30 AM -
    Location: 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, 35223
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    06/11 - Jefferson County Master Gardener Short Course
  • Subject: Servsafe - ST Clair
    Time: 8:00 AM -
    Location: St Clair County Extension Office 1815 Cogswell Ave Pell City, AL 35125
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    06/15 - Servsafe - ST Clair
  • Subject: Lunch and Learn - Huge Hardy Hibiscus
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: 1070 Schillinger Road North, Mobile, AL 36608
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    06/15 - Lunch and Learn - Huge Hardy Hibiscus


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Blount County Extension Office

Blount County Extension staff
Meet the Staff  &  Directions
Office Hours: 8:00-12:00; 12:30-4:30
Dan Porch
County Extension Coordinator
Frank J. Green Building
415 Fifth Avenue East, Suite A
Oneonta, AL 35121
Phone: (205) 274-2129
Fax: (205) 274-7018

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About Blount County

Blount County is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains on the Cumberland Plateau, and was created by the Territorial Legislature in 1818. Oneonta is the county seat, with a population of approximately 6,000.  Blount County is part of the Birmingham Metropolitan Area, and has more than 51,000 residents - 92.1% white, 1.2% Black, 5.5% Hispanic, and 2.7% other.

The major agricultural product is poultry, and it is home to a Tyson Poultry processing plant.  Other agricultural products include timber, cattle, fruits and vegetables.  Over a ten-year period, the fastest growing industry was construction, which increased at an annual rate of 11.8%.

Blount County is known as "The Covered Bridge Capitol of Alabama."  Of the eleven covered bridges in Alabama, three are in Blount County.  Of all covered bridges in the United States, the Horton Mill Bridge in Blount County is the highest above water.

Dan Porch is Coordinator of the Blount County Extension Office, Paula Mayo is Administrative Associate, Nancy Graves is Regional Extension Agent (REA) for 4-H, Danna Standridge is 4-H Agent Assistant, Shonna Carranza is the Urban NEP Agent and Ruth Brock is Regional Extension Agent (REA) for Consumer Science and Personal Financial Management.  Nine Regional Agents who are housed in other counties serve Blount County.

Extension programs are open to the public, and are usually presented with little or no cost to participants, according to materials needed.  Programs presented in 2008 include The Master Gardener Program,   Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP),  Sew Safe Program, Nutrition Programs, Vegetable and Fruit Production Programs, and 4-H Junior Leadership Program.  Agents also participate in many county-wide events such as the Special Day at the Farmers Market and the County Fair.

 
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