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Etowah County Extension Office


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Office Hours: 8:00-12:00; 12:30-4:30
Amy P. Burgess
County Extension Coordinator
Etowah County Annex Building
3200A West Meighan Boulevard
Gadsden, AL 35904
Phone: (256) 547-7936
Fax: (256) 543-9348

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Etowah County

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Blog Headlines

HORSE U Workshop Targets Young People

By Maggie Lawrence on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 2:38 pm

White Sugarcane Aphid Now Found on Sorghum in Twelve Alabama Counties

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 9:36 am

KEEP CHECKING THOSE FORAGES FOR FALL ARMYWORM UNTIL FIRST FROST

By Ann Chambliss on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 3:35 pm

WIREGRASS CROPS UPDATE for the Week of August 18th

By John Fulton on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 7:01 pm

NTFPs Please!

By Becky Barlow on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:09 am

Observations of White Sugarcane Aphid in the Auburn University Agronomy Crops Garden

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 10:08 am

Keep Checking Those Forages for Fall Armyworm Until First Frost

By Kathy Flanders on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 4:30 pm


About Etowah County

Noccalula Falls - CC License - Flickr user johnnystiletto Originally named Baine County, what is now Etowah County was created in 1866. The county was abolished in 1868 by the state's Constitutional Convention and reestablished on the same day under the name of Etoah, which is from the Cherokee language.

In terms of land area, Etowah is the smallest county in Alabama. Its population of 99,840 is 15 percent black and 85 percent white. Its county seat is Gadsden.

Most people in the county are high school graduates. The county is home to 27 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, 13 high schools, a technical school and one two-year college.

Tourist attractions include Noccalula Falls, a 90-foot waterfall named after a Cherokee princess who, as legend has it, plunged to her death over the falls rather than forsake her true love.

Etowah County's chief agricultural product is poultry. The largest industries in the area are Goodyear Tires and Tyson Foods.

The Extension office employs five people full time and 6 part time. This includes 2 Regional Extension Agents who also work in other counties. There are 11 other REAs who serve Etowah County in specific program areas. The Master Gardener program is very popular, and the Master Gardener horticulture hotline that is located here serves eight northeast Alabama counties. There are around 2,000 young people who participate in traditional 4-H clubs or 4-H enrichment groups in their school or community. Agriculture, Family & Consumer Science, Expanded Foods and Nutrition are other program areas covered by Extension. 

 

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