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Houston County Extension Office

Houston County Extension staff
Meet the Staff  &  Directions
Office Hours: 7:30-12:00; 1:00-4:30
Willie Durr
County Extension Coordinator
Farm Center Building
1699 Ross Clark Circle, Ste 4
Dothan, AL 36301
Phone: (334) 794-4108
Fax: (334) 794-4100

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Blog Headlines

White Sugarcane Aphid Found on Sorghum in Escambia County, Alabama

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Fall Armyworms in Forage Grasses Update, Week of July 14

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1:28 pm

More Reports of Fall Armyworm in the Week of July 7

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:18 am

Fall Armyworms Reported In Seven Alabama Counties

By Kathy Flanders on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 11:03 am

WARNING: Watch for Sugarcane Aphid in Sorghum

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Brandon Dillard's Weekly Wiregrass Crops Update (June 17th)

By John Fulton on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 7:45 am

Forage Focus Webinar in August

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 11:13 am


About Houston County

Houston County was formed in 1903 from land ceded from Dale, Geneva and Henry counties. The new county was named after George S. Houston. The county seat is Dothan. Houston County's population is comprised of 22,969 blacks, 64,048 whites, 600 hispanics and 900 other races.

The county has 44 educational outlets including 20 elementary schools, eight middle schools, 11 high schools, three technical schools, one two-year community college and one university. About 68 percent of adult population has at least a high school education.

Tourist attractions include Water World, Landmark Park, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan Area Botanical Gardens and the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Major industires are Sony, Michelin, Alabama Power the Medical Center.

The Houston County Extension Office has 11 full-time and one part-time employees and four office volunteers. The Master Gardener program is one of many popular Extension programs in the county.

 
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