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Upcoming Events:
  • Subject: North Alabama Youth Livestock Judging Clinic
    Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location: Debter Hereford Farm - 4134 County Highway 30 - Horton, AL 35980
    Calendar: ACES Animal Science & Forages
    03/28 - North Alabama Youth Livestock Judging Clinic
  • Subject: Cottage Food Safety - Marshall
    Time: 6:00 PM -
    Location: 424 Blount Ave. Suite G21
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    03/30 - Cottage Food Safety - Marshall
  • Subject: Tomato Growing 101
    Time: 10:00 AM -
    Location: 3200 - a W. Meighan Blvd. Gadsden, AL 35904
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    Event Website
    04/06 - Tomato Growing 101
  • Subject: DAIRY Goat U
    Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location: TBA
    Calendar: ACES Animal Science & Forages
    04/11 - DAIRY Goat U
  • Subject: South Alabama Youth Livestock Judging Clinic
    Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location: The Band Of Poarch Creek Indians Livestock Facility
    Calendar: ACES Animal Science & Forages
    04/11 - South Alabama Youth Livestock Judging Clinic
  • Subject: Rain Barrel Workshop
    Time: 9:00 AM -
    Location: Etowah County Annex Building 3200A West Meighan Boulevard Gadsden, AL 35904
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    Event Website
    04/17 - Rain Barrel Workshop
  • Subject: ServSafe - Jackson County
    Time: 10:00 AM -
    Location: Jackson County Health Department 204 Liberty Lane Scottsboro, Alabama 35769-4133
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    Event Website
    04/28 - ServSafe - Jackson County
  • Subject: DAIRY U
    Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location: Auburn University Beef Unit -500 Shug Jordan Prkway
    Calendar: ACES 4-H & Youth Development
    05/02 - DAIRY U
  • Subject: DeKalb/Marshall 4-H Pig Squeal Show and Auction
    Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location: V.F.W. Fairgrounds, Fort Payne, AL
    Calendar: ACES 4-H & Youth Development
    05/02 - DeKalb/Marshall 4-H Pig Squeal Show and Auction
  • Subject: Raised Bed Workshop
    Time: 10:00 AM -
    Location: Etowah County Annex Building 3200A West Meighan Boulevard Gadsden, AL 35904
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    Event Website
    05/12 - Raised Bed Workshop


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DeKalb County Extension Office


Meet the Staff & Directions
Office Hours: 7:45-12:00 12:30-4:15
Lori Wheeler
County Extension Coordinator
500 Grand Ave. SW, Suite 300
Fort Payne, AL 35967-1716
Phone: (256) 845-8595
Fax: (256) 845-8596

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DeKalb County

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Alabama's New Animal Identification Rules


Alabama Extension Poultry Team Educating Consumers


2014 Fire Ant Control Materials for Alabama Homeowner's


You Have Fire Ants Where?


Learn About Bats and How To Manage Them


Controlling Summer Weeds in Pastures and Hayfields


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Information on composting, energy, water, home environments and more.


Newsletter - Animal Science & Forages
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Alabama Community Healthy Marriage Initiative   Fireants

Farm Safety Healthy Homes Partnership Alabama Master Gardener Program

Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)


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For more information on Soil Testing please visit:
Soil Testing Laboratory at Auburn University

Soil Testing Kits are available at the County Extension Office

 


home food preservation
Home Food Preservation Cookbook

Available for purchase at the DeKalb County Extension Office.

Visit our Food Safety website for more food preservation and related publications.

 


Auburn Cookbook
The Auburn Cookbook

Available for purchase at the DeKalb County Extension Office.

The Perfect Gift for Your Favorite Cook and Only $15.00!

 


Blog Headlines

Silvopasture Works!

By Becky Barlow on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 10:52 am

​Holland Joins Alabama Extension as Equine Specialist

By Maggie Lawrence on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 11:51 am

​PUTTING A STOP TO BOTANICAL CRUELTY

By Kerry Smith on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Smart Phone App to Help Parents Talk to their Children about Bullying

By Adrienne Duke on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 9:33 am

Building Positive Parent-Child Relationships to Prevent Bullying Issues

By Adrienne Duke on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11:03 am

Simplifying Seed Catalog Lingo

By Kerry Smith on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Food Entrepreneur Conference Set for April

By Maggie Lawrence on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 11:28 am


About DeKalb County

Named after Revolutionary War hero Maj. Gen. John Baron DeKalb, DeKalb County was established in 1836. Its county seat is Ft. Payne.

The rural county's population of 68,014 is 1.8 percent black, 95.9 percent white and 9.5 percent hispanic. The average education level attained is 10th grade. The county has 14 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, nine high schools, a technical school and one two-year college.

The county is home to Cloudmont, the only ski resort in Alabama. Other tourist attractions include Little River Canyon, DeSoto State Park, Sequoyah Caverns, Mentone, Bucks Pocket and Lookout Mountain, the home of the country music group "Alabama."

DeKalb County leads the state in swine production and is second in poultry production. The county is also the third largest cattle producer in the state. Its main industry is hosiery mills.

The Extension office employs three people full time and one person part time. Active programs include Master Cattle Producers, DeKalb Poultry Producers, DeKalb Master Gardeners and the DeKalb Fair--the largest agricultural fair in the state. The 4-H program involves 800 youth throughout the county.

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