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Houston County Extension Office

Houston County Extension staff
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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

The Next Wave of Fall Armyworm Damage IS HERE!

By Kathy Flanders on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Watch for Next Wave of Fall Armyworms in Forage Grasses

By Kathy Flanders on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 12:14 pm

White Sugarcane Aphid Found on Sorghum in Escambia and Chilton Counties in Alabama

By Kathy Flanders on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:27 am

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


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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