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Upcoming Events:
  • 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 - 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

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Franklin County Extension Office

Franklin County Extension staff
Meet the Staff  &  Directions
Office Hours: 8:00-12:00; 12:30-4:30
Katernia Cole
County Extension Coordinator
P.O. Box 820
Russellville, AL 35653
Phone: (256) 332-8880
Fax: (256) 332-7059

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Franklin County

Blog Headlines

Humid + Muggy = Humugity

By Virginia Morgan White on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 4:29 pm

​Beware of Boxwood Blight

By Kerry Smith on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Check Bermudagrass Forage for the Bermudagrass Stem Maggot, July 24, 2015

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 11:16 am

It is Time to Look for Fall Armyworms in Pastures and Hayfields

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Keep Scouting for Sugarcane Aphids, July 22, 2015

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Watering Tips for Picky Veggies

By Kerry Smith on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Basics of Backyard Livestock

By Kerry Smith on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 1:12 pm

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Disaster Help and Recovery

Information to Help You. Select one of the following topics below:

Food and Water Safety When the Power Goes Out

Insurance Company Phone Numbers

Am I Covered?

Having Trouble Settling Claim

Emergency Supply List

FEMA: Are You Ready?....Facts About Tornadoes

FEMA: Returning Home After a Disaster

ACES Disaster Resources

Franklin County Native

Dr. Luther Noble Duncan
Dr. Luther Noble Duncan

  • President of Alabama Polytechnic Institute(API) now known as Auburn University (1935-1947).
  • Instrumental in establishing the (boys) Corn Club throughout the state which would be later known as 4-H.

Duncan Hall, Auburn University, AL Duncan Hall - Headquarters of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES)

Duncan Hall is located on the campus of Auburn University and is named after Dr. Luther Duncan.  Limestone from Franklin County was the selected material to construct the building.

About Franklin County

waterfall The Alabama Territorial Legislature created Franklin County in 1814, naming the area after Benjamin Franklin. Originally, the county seat was at Russellville. In 1849, it moved to Frankfort until 1879, when it was moved to Belgreen. A courthouse fire in 1890 probably accounted for the relocation to the current county seat of Russellville in 1891.

The rural county's population of 31,288 is five percent black and 90 percent white. Most people over age 25 have completed high school. The county is home to eight elementary schools, two middle schools, five high schools, a technical school and one two-year college.

Tourist attractions in the county include Dismals and Bear Creek lakes. Franklin County's chief agricultural products are cotton, soybeans and corn. The largest industries in the area are poultry processing and durable goods manufacturing.

The Extension office employs four people full time and one person part time. Extension programs also include educational programs for poultry farmers and programs to raise awareness about breast cancer and radon. The 4-H program involves 850 youth.

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