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Chilton County Extension Office


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Office Hours: 8:00-12:00; 12:30-4:30
Gay E. West
County Extension Coordinator
P.O. Box 30
Clanton, AL 35046
Phone: (205) 280-6268
Fax: (205) 280-6357

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Chilton County

 

Blog Headlines

Fall Vegetable Growers Workshop: Focus on Cole Crops (Dec 4 at Chilton REC, Clanton, 1 p.m.)

By Ayanava Majumdar on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 12:57 pm

New December 2014 Webinars: IPM in Crucifer Crops, Permaculture, Winter Breeding Nurseries, Dairy Pastures

By Ayanava Majumdar on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 9:39 am

Austin Hagan's 2014 - 2015 Wheat and Oat Disease Update

By Brandon Dillard on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Tis the Season for Winter Grain Mites

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Eat Better, Eat Together

By Donna Shanklin on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Sugarcane Aphid Now Found on Sorghum in 17 Alabama Counties

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:05 am

2013 Agronomic Crops Team IMPACT REPORT

By John Fulton on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 2:23 pm


About Chilton County

Chilton County's population of 37,485 is 11 percent black and 89 percent white. Its county seat is Clanton.

In addition to peaches, farmers in Chilton County produce beef and vegetables. Major industries include International Paper, Gulf States and CRH.

Most adults--56 percent--have at least a high school education. There are six elementary schools, two middle schools, six high schools and a technical school in Chilton County. Additionally, the county has an extension of George Wallace Community College.

Chilton County is home to Alabama's Confederate Memorial Park. Other tourist attractions include Alabama Power Company's Water Course, Lay Lake and Mitchell Lake.

The Extension office employs four people full time and three part time. In addition to 4-H, which involves 1,000 youth, the Extension office conducts leadership training programs, Master Gardener, Shooting Sports and an area peach production meeting.

A little-known fact: Alabama grows more peaches than its neighbor to the east. And many of those peaches are grown in Chilton County. Peach stands line the highways in Chilton County in the early summer, and people from around the state travel there to stock up on the fruit produced by more than 100 peach growers who call the county home. The rural county in north central Alabama was originally incorporated as Baker County in 1868 and was renamed for Supreme Court Justice William P. Chilton in 1874.

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