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Fayette County Extension Office

Fayette County Extension staff
Meet the Staff  &  Directions
Office Hours: 8:00-12:00; 12:30-4:30
Warren G. Griffith
County Extension Coordinator
650 McConnell Loop
Fayette, AL 35555
Phone: (205) 932-8941
Fax: (205) 932-5718

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Fayette County

Blog Headlines

KEEP CHECKING THOSE FORAGES FOR FALL ARMYWORM UNTIL FIRST FROST

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

White Sugarcane Aphid Now Found on Sorghum in Eleven Alabama Counties

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11:12 am

Keep Checking Those Forages for Fall Armyworm Until First Frost

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

Camps Help Military Youth Have an Enjoyable Summer

By Maggie Lawrence on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Fall Armyworm Invasion Continues

By Maggie Lawrence on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 10:25 am


To see what your Fayette County Extension Office has been busy with for the past year, Click here!


For articles and pictures about Fayette County 4-H, please go to our 4-H page by clicking here.
                   Fayette County Farmer's Market

The Fayette County Farmer's Market will OPEN for the 2013 season on Saturday, June 1.  The market will open eachTuesday, Thursday and Saturday after that until the end of the season in mid-November.  The market opens at 6:00 a.m. and closes when the farmers sell out of produce.  Come early for the best selection.  All produce sold at the Fayette market is locally grown and not purchased for re-sale.


Auburn Cookbook

Need a great gift for Christmas?

The Auburn Cookbook
is available at the
Fayette County Extension Office
650 McConnell Loop
Fayette, AL  35555
(205) 932-8941


HOME GARDEN QUESTIONS?

If you have a question related to vegetables, lawns, flowers, trees, shrubs or home lawns and gardening in Alabama, call the Alabama Master Gardeners Helpline toll free at:
1-8977-252-GROW (4769)


About Fayette County

Fayette County was incorporated in 1824 and was originally included in what is now Lamar County, and stretched all the way to the Mississippi line. During the early years, the town of Fayette went through several transitions and was called several names including Frog Level and Depot Town. It was called Frog Level because it was located on the Sipsey River where many frogs could be heard serenading at sunset. The courthouse was relocated several times. The present courthouse was built in 1911.

Fayette County's population is approximately 18,000 with 87 percent white, 13 percent black and 0.5 percent Hispanic. There are 7 educational outlets in the county and 56.6 percent of the adult population are high school graduates.

Cotton, soybeans and corn are the major agricultural crops in the county. Quarry tile, latex gloves, truckbeds, sewing, hardwood flooring and lumber production are major industries in the county. Tourist attractions in the county include Guthrie Smith Park, an arts and crafts festival, two historic bed and breakfast homes and a historic courthouse.

The Extension Staff in Fayette County includes an Extension Coordinator, an Administrative Assistant, an EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) Agent Assistant, a 4-H Agent Assistant, a Regional Extension Agronimist and a Regional Extension 4-H Agent. There are also eleven other Regional Agents who serve Fayette County with a broad range of subject matter expertise. There are approximately 50 volunteers who help with Extension programs. Some of these popular programs in the county include forestry management, Master Beef Cattle, Master Gardeners, home-based business, breast cancer awareness, NEP and minority forestry field day. There are about 700 youth involved in 4-H.

 
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