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DeKalb County Extension Office

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Office Hours: 7:45-12:00 12:30-4:15
Lori L. 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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The Next Wave of Fall ArmyWorm Damage is HERE!

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
By: Landon Marks, REA

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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


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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

Don't miss it! Final Non-Timber Forest Products Fall 2014 Webinar

By Becky Barlow on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:53 am

All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series Resumes on February 6

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:25 am

Yield response of corn varieties to southern rust, insect-related kernel damage, and kernel colonization by fungi - Dr. Austin Hagan

By Brandon Dillard on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 5:56 pm

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

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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