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Upcoming Events:
  • Subject: Wiregrass Master Gardener Lunch and Learn
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: Houston-Love Memorial Library 445 North Oates Street Dothan, AL
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    04/07 - Wiregrass Master Gardener Lunch and Learn
  • Subject: DAIRY Goat U
    Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location: TBA
    Calendar: ACES Animal Science & Forages
    04/11 - DAIRY Goat U
  • Subject: South Alabama Youth Livestock Judging Clinic
    Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location: The Band Of Poarch Creek Indians Livestock Facility
    Calendar: ACES Animal Science & Forages
    04/11 - South Alabama Youth Livestock Judging Clinic
  • Subject: Home Grown: Vegetable Workshop
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: 2765 East State Hwy. 52 Hartford, AL 36344
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    04/16 - Home Grown: Vegetable Workshop
  • Subject: Henry County Groundwater Festival
    Time: 8:00 AM -
    Location: Landmark Park
    Calendar: ACES 4-H & Youth Development
    Event Website
    04/17 - Henry County Groundwater Festival
  • Subject: Canning Workshop
    Time: 1:00 PM -
    Location: Houston County Extension Office; 1699 Ross Clark Circle; Dothan, AL 36301
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    04/30 - Canning Workshop
  • Subject: DAIRY U
    Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location: Auburn University Beef Unit -500 Shug Jordan Prkway
    Calendar: ACES 4-H & Youth Development
    05/02 - DAIRY U
  • Subject: Wiregrass Master Gardener Lunch and Learn
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: Houston-Love Memorial Library 445 North Oates Street Dothan, AL
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    05/05 - Wiregrass Master Gardener Lunch and Learn


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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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Houston County

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By Becky Barlow on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 10:52 am

​Holland Joins Alabama Extension as Equine Specialist

By Maggie Lawrence on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 11:51 am

​PUTTING A STOP TO BOTANICAL CRUELTY

By Kerry Smith on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Smart Phone App to Help Parents Talk to their Children about Bullying

By Adrienne Duke on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 9:33 am

Building Positive Parent-Child Relationships to Prevent Bullying Issues

By Adrienne Duke on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11:03 am

Simplifying Seed Catalog Lingo

By Kerry Smith on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Food Entrepreneur Conference Set for April

By Maggie Lawrence on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 11:28 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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