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Upcoming Events:
  • Subject: Cottage Food Law
    Time: 1:00 PM -
    Location: Geneva County Farm Center; 2765 East State Hwy 123 in Hartford
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    08/04 - Cottage Food Law
  • Subject: Coffee County Master Gardener Course
    Time: 8:30 AM -
    Location: Coffee County Extension Office, 1055 East McKinnon, New Brockton, AL
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    08/05 - Coffee County Master Gardener Course
  • 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
    08/08 - Introduction to Farm and Ranch Resources
  • Subject: Ag Solutions Day
    Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Location: Orange Beach Events Center- 4671 Wharf Parkway
    Calendar: ACES Agronomic Crops
    08/10 - Ag Solutions Day
  • Subject: Lunch and Learn Program- Dale County
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: 202 S. Highway 123 Ste. D Ozark, AL 36360
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    08/11 - Lunch and Learn Program- Dale County
  • Subject: Coffee County Master Gardener Course
    Time: 8:30 AM -
    Location: Coffee County Extension Office, 1055 East McKinnon, New Brockton, AL
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    08/12 - Coffee County Master Gardener Course
  • Subject: Lunch and Learn - Seed Saving
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: 1070 Schillinger Road North, Mobile, AL 36608
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    08/17 - Lunch and Learn - Seed Saving
  • Subject: Coffee County Master Gardener Course
    Time: 8:30 AM -
    Location: Coffee County Extension Office, 1055 East McKinnon, New Brockton, AL
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    08/19 - Coffee County Master Gardener Course
  • Subject: Coffee County Master Gardener Course
    Time: 8:30 AM -
    Location: Coffee County Extension Office, 1055 East McKinnon, New Brockton, AL
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    08/26 - Coffee County Master Gardener Course
  • Subject: Wiregrass Master Gardener Lunch and Learn
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: Houston-Love Memorial Library 445 North Oates Street Dothan, AL
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    09/01 - Wiregrass Master Gardener Lunch and Learn


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Coffee County Extension Office


Meet the Staff & Directions
Office Hours: 8:00-4:30
Grant Lyons
County Extension Coordinator
5 County Complex
1055 East McKinnon St
New Brockton, AL 36351
Phone: (334) 894-5596
Fax: (334) 894-5245

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Coffee County

About Coffee County

Photo of Coffee County Courthouse by Jimmy Emerson, jimmywane on Flickr.com, Creative Commons License - Some Rights Reserved (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivative Works) Coffee County is largely an agricultural county. It ranks in the top five in total agricultural production in the state. Coffee County is the largest ag producing county in south Alabama. Much of the county's history is built around agriculture. It is home to the only city in the world with a monument honoring an insect. The boll weevil monument is located in the center of downtown Enterprise.

Coffee County was formed out of the western portion of Dale County in 1841. It was named for General John Coffee, an Alabama commander in the Creek Indian Wars. The first county seat was established in Enterprise in 1845 and moved to Elba in 1951. An additional courthouse was built in Enterprise in 1907.

Boll Weevil Monument, Enterprise, AL, Photo by Jimmy Emerson, jimmywane on Flickr.com, Creative Commons License - Some Rights Reserved (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivative Works) Coffee County's major agricultural crops are peanuts, cotton, poultry and cattle. Its major industries are agricultural support industries, Doppler Radar and Klienerts textiles. Ft. Rucker Army Aviation Museum and hunting and fishing draw many tourists to Coffee County.

There are 29 educational outlets in Coffee County including 10 elementary schools, seven middle schools, five high schools, one two-year college and six private and Christian schools. Most of the adult population has completed at least one year of college.

The Coffee County Extension Office has six full-time and four part-time employees and many volunteers who help carry out Extension programs. Some of the more popular Extension programs in the county include agriculture, home economics, 4-H, NEP, and community development. More than 900 youth are involved in 4-H.

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